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Pershing Square

Boundaries are South Hill St, South Olive St, West Sixth St, and West Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
25 Nov 2017
“Downtown LA's main square in real need of a makeover”
17 Aug 2017
“Not what it used to be”
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Boundaries are South Hill St, South Olive St, West Sixth St, and West Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Pershing Square is downtown L.A.'s largest public space. Sadly, it lacks much greenery and is dotted with large concrete pillars and towers. There's really not much to see or do (there is an outdoor skating rink in winter) and it attracts many homeless and mentally...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Town square of Los Angeles. Not much of a gathering place. The design turns people away rather than embracing them. Needs to be demolished and rebuilt to attract people. Perhaps an old fashion band stand is needed. Only redeeming features might be the subway stop...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was my least favorite public area in LA (not that I hit them all). Compared to other public spaces, this was definitely underutilized, even by the homeless, because there is not enough shaded area. I did like the main sculpture that towers over the...More

Thank differentname
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

İt has nothing special and it smells so bad😷 there are lots of homeless around too❗ please do not go with hope

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This park was originally built in 1923 to highlight the Biltmore Hotel. Obviously, the playground and modern features have been added, but over the more recent years, it's been a little neglected and has fallen prey to the homeless. There was a security guard on...More

Thank Queen J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Pershing Square is an interesting place to visit and watch all of the folks both employed and otherwise. It used to have lots of grass but now it is mostly concrete with a few plantings but it occupies a special place in front of the...More

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Pershing Square has nothing special. It has an average park and the only useful thing is that it has a metro station.

Thank AntoNic7
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Pershing square is just a nice park that is in the middle of downtown and situated next to a couple places such as Grand Central Market or other restaurants. It is pretty average.

Thank AlexBTraveler
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Small park area in the middle of downtown but mainly occupied by the homeless when we walked through. I wouldn't go out of my way to see the place.

Thank newspapertaxi
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing to see here but homeless people and ugly concrete. It's not really even an attraction. Felt unsafe and held my bag closer to me until I cleared this spot.

Thank CountessChloe
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31 May 2017|
Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle in commercial area of the city. It is just another city square in a city. If you have time, it is worth stopping by to see and eat around there. I did not plan to go there myself but was there because of... More