Finding green space to play is so important, especially while living in the city center. Luckily, Downtown Los Angeles has great play spaces for children. One of our favorites is the Spring Street Park, near Fourth Street on Gallery Row.
Hidden Play Ground in DTLA
Spring Street Park offers trees for shade and a large open space with seating along the perimeter. If you head to the back of the park there is a dog run which allows your fur baby a place to use the potty and meet up with other city pups. The playground is tucked into the left hand side of the park and offers a small but, fun space for the kids to play.
Now that JR is able to take a few steps in a row, climb and pull himself up, he is having a blast. The playground doesn’t allow pets so, it is free of pet mess, which makes it quite clean for the little ones to freely walk around.
There is a small, curved slide which is perfect for toddlers. An agility course, complete with pods and ropes for stability, plus, a balance beam that is great for older toddlers. The floor of the play space is a thick, rubber material, which allows the kids to get right back up without blinking after taking a tumble. The far side of the play ground has an interactive sensory zone with illusion mirrors, a wall of numbers and letters for little fingers to trace and shapes to twist and spin, which helps with gross motor skills.
Summer Concert Series
The park also offers free concerts during the Summertime. Friends of the Spring Street Park, an organization that raises money for maintaince, has organized a line up of jazz acts on specific Thursdays during the Summer. The concerts start after sundown and the final performance will be held on August 17.
Fun for the Whole Family
Spring Street Park has quickly become one of our favorite play spaces. Overall, the park is well maintained and it is a quick walk from our building. There are a lot of people enjoying the park during the day with dogs so, it is important to always keep an eye on your little one. The play space is usually empty, allowing for JR to play at his pace. I highly recommend visiting this green space when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles.