Grand Park is a 12-acre (4. 9 ha) park located in the civic center of Los Angeles, California. First developed in 1966 as the Civic Center Mall with plazas, fountains and a Court of Flags. It is now apart of the larger re-development known as the Grand Avenue Project, with its first phase having opened in July 2012. Grand Park is part of a joint venture by the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. It was designed and built by the Los-Angeles-based multidisciplinary design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Park programming and entertainment, security and upkeep are maintained by the nearby Los Angeles Music Center.