Being Pedestrian: A South Park Picnic

Saturday, March 12, 2 – 5 PM
Grand Hope Park,  Downtown Los Angeles

Free and open to the public

On Saturday, March 12, join us for A South Park Picnic,  a celebratory event that concludes the inaugural series of BEING PEDESTRIAN @ HABEAS LOUNGE, a program of walking and awareness about the ever changing neighborhood of downtown’s South Park.

BEING PEDESTRIAN, a cultural tourism agency focused on walking, is a collaboration between Sara Daleiden and Sara Wookey with the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. With its playful prompts, BEING PEDESTRIAN invites experience of the public space of sidewalks and crosswalks in consideration of the invisible decisions that form the streetscape.

HABEAS LOUNGE is an environment created by Linda Pollack designed to foster and animate civic dialogue. Editions of HABEAS LOUNGE’s have been installed in cities in the U.S. and abroad, addressing issues ranging from urban planning and constitutional democracy to economic bubbles.

BEING PEDESTRIAN has teamed up with HABEAS LOUNGE, creating a series of walks and post-walk discussions designed to interpret the current redevelopment and highlight the pedestrian landscape of South Park.

A South Park Picnic expands on elements of the program to include walking tours, conversations with planning experts, reflective mapping exercises and a few surprises.

All that’s needed is a picnic blanket and a picnic!

Relax in a neighborhood park, experience guided wandering, engage with the pedestrian community, and get to know the elements shaping our city – starting with you.

A South Park Picnic is an all-ages event. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Grand Hope Park is located at 9th and Hope Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  Parking is available in lots on Hope, north of 9th Street. Metered street parking is available along 9th Street.

For more information, please email

BEING PEDESTRIAN @ HABEAS LOUNGE thanks the following individuals and groups for their support of the series:

Center for Cultural Innovation, City of Los Angeles, Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Grand Hope Park, Jamie Crooke, LA Conservancy, LA Inc, Latino Urban Forum, Los Angeles Athletic Club, Ron Milam, Pat Smith, Skid Row Housing Trust / New Carver Apartments, Volunteers of America, Wendy Klare of Purpose Studio,  and our many test walkers.


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