About Liberty Park and Wilshire Park Place

Liberty Park and Wilshire Park Place, is located on Wilshire Boulevard between Oxford and Serrano avenues.  The 11-story mid-rise office building is known for having one of the broadest building setbacks along all of Wilshire and is easily recognizable by having Radio Korea as its anchor tenant. Liberty Park also known as the giant lawn is about a third of a block.  Many public events are staged in Liberty Park, including Earthday, National Night Out, Save Dok-do Island, and the most popular World Cup viewings that draw on thousands of spectators watching the game on a large screen. The Wiltern Theater and Wilshire/Western Purple Line station are a block west on Western Avenue.

The park is also a skateboarder's paradise. The area outside the building is one of L.A.'s most iconic spots for skateboarders. This is largely because of the open space, as well as the various quirks of the plaza, which is abundant with stairs, slightly concave walls, and a number of raised platforms.  

As a neighborhood, Koreatown is lacking parks. Koreatown is regarded as one of the most "park poor" neighborhoods in the county. The Department of Parks and Recreation said that Koreatown had 0.1 acres of park space for every 1,000 residents; it scored lower than historically park poor neighborhoods like Van Nuys and South L.A.. By comparison, the L.A. County as a whole averages about 3.3 acres per 1,000 people. Park planners told the L.A. Times that the situation is even more dire. They believe that the figure is closer to 0.7 acres per 1,000 people in Koreatown. The Times notes that, for each person, this space amounts to something smaller than a coffin!