Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza
Unveiled in January 2013, the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza — once a throughway for taxis and buses — is now a dramatic and expansive pedestrian mall and outdoor event space. The award-winning design pays tribute to the area’s agricultural roots, while also maintaining a festive feel — fitting given the plaza’s proximity to Disneyland, which is across the street.
Measuring 1,400 feet in length and 120 feet in width, the plaza features three fountains, 60 fresh orange groves, 151 new palm trees, and outdoor event space unified by a River of Light theme — including a stretch of blue pavers that simulate the flowing Santa Ana River. Flanking the plaza just outside the convention center entrance, concrete seat walls underlit with iLight Plexineon White 1X Series LED fixtures add to the theme by contributing a stunning glow to the $15 million project.