It was a big year for little people. Cool play spaces opened, new music studios flourished and trendy shops for kids clothes moved into town. Here are our picks for the 20 best things to happen to Los Angeles in 2014 that made it an even better city for raising kids. (Like that’s possible!)


Grand Park’s New Playground

Just when we thought Grand Park couldn’t possibly get any better, they opened a whimsical new playground that looks as though it was plucked right out of a Dr. Seuss book. For families who already adore Grand Park’s crazy popular “splash pad” at the historic fountain, this magical play space is giving us one more reason to fall in love with downtown all over again.

Grand Park
200 N. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles
(Playground is on southeast end between Broadway & Spring)
Phone: 213-972-8080

photo credit: Grand Park

Well, that was an awesome year, wasn’t it? What was your favorite brand new addition to LA for littles this year? Let us know, in the comment section.

-Meghan Rose