Museum Location

The Armenian American Museum will be built in the heart of Southern California and serve as an arts and cultural destination for local patrons and visitors from around the world.

The City of Glendale, home to one of the largest Armenian diaspora communities, has dedicated premier land for the historic project in downtown Central Park.

The museum will neighbor the Downtown Central Library, Museum of Neon Art (MONA), and The Americana at Brand.

Ground Lease Agreement

In August 2018, the Glendale City Council approved the Armenian American Museum’s $1-per-year Ground Lease Agreement, officially marking Central Park as the future site of the cultural and educational center.

The initial term of the Ground Lease Agreement will be 55 years with options to extend the lease term for four 10-year periods totaling 95 years.

Ground Lease Agreement

In August 2018, the Glendale City Council approved the Armenian American Museum’s $1-per-year Ground Lease Agreement, officially marking Central Park as the future site of the cultural and educational center.

The initial term of the Ground Lease Agreement will be 55 years with options to extend the lease term for four 10-year periods totaling 95 years.

Central Park Block Project

In June 2019, the Glendale City Council approved an $18.5 million makeover and expansion of Central Park.

The proposal includes the creation of a new central lawn connecting the museum and library, an outdoor amphitheater for live performances, a children’s park with playgrounds and splash pads, and outdoor recreation amenities for the community.

  • Central Lawn
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Children’s Park
  • Outdoor Recreation

SWA Group | Glendale Central Park Schematic Design

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 01 Report Cover

SWA Group | Glendale Central Park Schematic Design

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 02 Site Analysis

SWA Group | Site Analysis

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 03 Overall Master Plan

SWA Group | Overall Master Plan

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 04 Grand Step Park Entry Plaza

SWA Group | Grand Step/Park Entry Plaza

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 05 Great Lawn

SWA Group | Great Lawn

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 06 Lawn Amphitheater Daytime

SWA Group | Lawn Amphitheater (Daytime)

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 07 Lawn Amphitheater Nighttime

SWA Group | Lawn Amphitheater (Nighttime)

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 08 Forest Walk

SWA Group | Forest Walk

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 09 Tree Grove Open Plaza

SWA Group | Tree Grove Open Plaza

SWA Group Glendale Central Park Schematic Design 10 Colorado Green Entry

SWA Group | Colorado Green Entry