|Pershing Square is a small public park in downtown Los Angeles
General InformationPershing Square is a one square block in size public park, bounded by 5th Street to the north, 6th Street to the south, Hill Street to the east, and Olive Street to the west. It lies atop a large underground parking garage.
HistoryIn 1867, St. Vincent College was across the street to the park. The park became informally known as St. Vincent's Park. The park continued to be renamed. In 1870 it was officially named Los Angeles Park and in 1886 it was renamed 6th Street Park. It was redesigned with an "official park plan." In the early 1890s the renaming continued and the park became Central Park.
In the 1950s, many of the palm trees were excavated from the park and sent to be used in the Disneyland ride The Jungle Cruise.
A major renovation began in 1992 by architect and landscape architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin. The redesigned park
opened in 1994 with a 10-story purple bell tower and fountains.
Ice Skating during the winter