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Pershing Square Park Advisory Board

The Pershing Square Park Advisory Board (PAB) is a volunteer organization chartered by the City of LA to help support Pershing Square Park.

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  • PLAY ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Kids Play at Pershing Square

    Pershing Square in #DTLA is ready for a makeover! Imagine a more welcoming @PSDowntownLA park w/a playground!

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    Kids Play at Pershing Square

    The Pershing Square Park Advisory Board (PAB) is seeking funding for the design, planning and installation of a playground in Pershing Square Park in Downtown Los Angeles. Pershing Square is a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks outdoor concert and event center which serves the community as a recreation center. With the addition of a playground at Pershing Square the community can continue to meet the growing needs of its youngest residents. Playgrounds provide crucial and vital opportunities for children to play. There is substantial research showing the clear link between play and brain development, motor-skills, and social capabilities. All learning—emotional, social, motor and cognitive—is accelerated, facilitated, and fueled by the pleasure of play. Playgrounds that promote different types of play are vital for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. Playgrounds provide a safe environment designed specifically to foster and enhance the opportunities for a child to play alone, with a caregiver, or with other children. Given the importance of play in the development of a child, any space which gives a child free reign to do just that should be seen a crucial component in a child’s life and in the continued growth and development of one’s community. Quite simply, the addition of a playground to Pershing Square will improve the quality of life for the downtown community.