South Park is a flourishing urban neighborhood nestled in the entertainment hub of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). Housing both the famed Sports & Entertainment District and a vibrant residential community, South Park proudly offers something for everyone. Home to L.A. LIVE, Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theater), STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, California Hospital Medical Center, world-class restaurants, over 6,000 residents, many new development projects, and much more, South Park is the place to be.
As the two-time recipient of the International Downtown Association (IDA) Pinnacle Award – in 2015 for Public Space Improvements and in 2016 for Events and Programming – the South Park Business Improvement District (BID) continues to ensure that the neighborhood is reaching its full potential and moving toward bigger and better goals.
View the South Park BID Management Plan here.
What is a BID
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a formally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in a defined region. BIDs vary in the supplemental services they provide, such as public safety, maintenance, marketing, and capital improvements. The efforts are funded by a special assessment paid by the property owners in the district. A BID is a public/private partnership, which allows governing bodies and property/business owners to unite in a collective effort for the maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial district.
About the South Park BID
The South Park BID (SPBID) works relentlessly to ensure the Southwest corner of DTLA is clean, safe and ever-improving. Launched in 2005, the South Park BID is a non-profit 501(c)6 managed by the South Park Stakeholders Group.
Nestled in the Sports & Entertainment District, the SPBID manages the area containing the STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles Convention Center, California Hospital Medical Center, and LA Metro Pico station stop. The general boundaries of operation currently cover a 32-square-block region outlined by the Harbor 110 freeway (West), the Santa Monica 10 freeway (South), Margo Street alley (East), and Olympic Boulevard jumping to 9th Street at Flower Street (North).
A Board of Directors, made up of South Park property owners and stakeholders, oversees the management of the SPBID. The full-time management team leads the day-to-day operations of SPBID initiatives and programs including: security and maintenance of our streets, coordination with local developers, interaction with our valued residents, and business support services. The Board of Directors also works closely with city agencies in carrying out the City of Los Angeles-approved South Park BID Management Plan.
Our Clean and Safety Teams, who are easily recognized by their signature forest green South Park uniforms, patrol South Park 24-hours a day, seven days a week to ensure a positive experience for visitors and residents. To learn more about Clean and Safe services, visit our Services page.
The mission of the SPBID is to continually support the unique living and commerce experience for its residents and businesses by facilitating a safe, clean, collaborative and wholesome environment, while leveraging the opportunities that arise due to its location and role in the historic transformation of DTLA.