Email List

To join our e-mail list, please enter your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Shows

Sections

Classifieds

Directories

Contact

Reed Park is one of Santa Monica’s 27 parks.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Joins Month-Long Celebration Highlighting Value Of Parks

Posted Jul. 12, 2014, 9:04 am

The City of Santa Monica is teaming up with the National Recreation & Park Association to challenge everyone to get out and enjoy the community’s award winning parks during July for National Park and Recreation Month.

Make Music Los Angeles, an LA-based non-profit, produces an annual participatory musical celebration this Saturday, June 21, the Summer Solstice.

Seven Days, Music, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Parks To Celebrate Make Music Day This Saturday

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:17 am

The sound of music will fill Santa Monica’s parks on Summer Solstice, as a coordinated effort to celebrate International Make Music Day will welcome the first official day of summer.

Make Music Los Angeles, an LA-based non-profit, produces an annual participatory musical celebration this Saturday, June 21, the Summer Solstice.

Music, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Parks To Celebrate Make Music Los Angeles This Saturday

Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:24 am

Santa Monica will feature a variety of performances in parks across the City this Saturday, June 21.

Take a look at Tongva Park that's now open seven days a week to the public.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva Park Recognized At 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards

Posted Jun. 8, 2014, 9:13 am

The City of Santa Monica was celebrated at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards on Wednesday at a gala luncheon hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council.

The City of Santa Monica has a new opportunity for park fans to show their support.

News, Parks, Santa Monica, City Hall

Plaques To Be Placed On Sponsored Benches At Tongva Park

Posted May. 3, 2014, 7:38 am

Santa Monica City Hall has launched a new opportunity for fans of Tongva Park to show their support for the park. Benches located in prime spots throughout Tongva Park are now part of the City’s Give Santa Monica program.

A rendering of the new park to be constructed along Exposition Boulevard at Stewart Street, adjacent to the Expo Maintenance Facility.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's New Buffer Park Design Receives Green Light

Posted Apr. 28, 2014, 9:22 am

A new park is coming to Santa Monica, as the City Council approved last Tuesday slightly altered design plans for Buffer Park. The unanimous vote also directed City staff to move forward with construction documents.

Take a look at Tongva Park that's now open seven days a week to the public.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva Park, Ken Genser Square Named "Frontline Parks" By City Parks Alliance

Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 9:08 am

Santa Monica’s two newest parks -- Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square -- have been named “Frontline Parks” by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance.

Take a look at Tongva Park that's now open seven days a week to the public.

Opinion, Parks, Santa Monica

Catching Up With Santa Monica's Tongva Park At Night

Posted Jan. 18, 2014, 9:07 am

Any public space or public space art installation is bound to have its detractors. That’s the nature of putting anything out in front of the public with a kind of built-in assertion that “This is good for you.”

News, Parks, Santa Monica, City Hall

Ken Genser Square Water Feature Update: Further Waterproofing Begins Today

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 9:11 am

Construction fencing will return today around the Ken Genser Square water feature for waterproofing and other work to prevent future problems.

The four Palisades Park training zones are Palisades Avenue to Alta, Montana Avenue to Palisades Avenue, Immediately north of Idaho Avenue, and Wilshire Blvd. to north public restroom.

News, Parks, Fitness, Santa Monica

Applications Open December 2 For Trainers To Apply For Park Permits

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:11 am

The City of Santa Monica will accept permit applications Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 for anyone seeking to conduct fitness or athletic instruction, classes, or camps for compensation -- financial or in exchange for goods or services -- in Santa Monica's public parks or at the beach.

A proposed design for a new park near the future Expo Maintenance Facility in Santa Monica.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

New Park Proposed Near Future Expo Maintenance Facility In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 25, 2013, 9:15 am

Parks in Santa Monica have made headlines recently. City Hall and Sacramento have been tussling over redevelopment funding for Tongva Park, while private fitness trainers at Palisades Park are soon to be subjected to new fees and regulations starting Jan. 1. As debates ensue over two open spaces surrounding the downtown core, a new park may quietly be arriving near Bergamot Station: Buffer Park.

A one-year pilot program to begin Jan. 1, 2014 was ultimately approved in its second reading on Tuesday night.

News, City Council, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Outdoor Fitness Classes Regulation Hits Stalemate, But Ultimately Approved

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 9:32 am

Second readings are rarely fodder for excitement. However, the City Council provided some pre-Halloween fireworks in taking two stabs Tuesday evening to approve in second reading an ordinance regulating commercial fitness training activity at Palisades Park and other open spaces across Santa Monica.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Parks, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Santa Monica City Council, Palisades Park & Santa Monicans

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 9:29 am

Santa Monica City Council. Oct. 22, 2013. Item 7-A. Second Reading and Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Chapter 4.55 Related to Commercial Fitness or Athletic Instruction, Classes or Camps in Parks and the Beach.

News, Transportation, Parks, Santa Monica, City Hall

Traffic Management System, Tongva Park & Green Street Projects Receive Awards

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 9:17 am

The American Public Works Association (APWA) Southern California Chapter announced three Santa Monica public works projects have been named a 2013 Project of the Year.

Brenton Garen sits down with the Santa Monica director of community and cultural services to talk about the recently opened Tongva Park.

Parks, Santa Monica, In The Chair

In The Chair With Brenton Garen: Cultural Affairs Director Karen Ginsberg

Posted Oct. 23, 2013, 9:35 am

In this week's episode of "In The Chair," Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen interviews Karen Ginsberg, the City of Santa Monica's Director of Community and Cultural Affairs, about the recently opened Tongva Park.

Take a look at Tongva Park that's now open seven days a week to the public.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva Park, Ken Genser Square Community Celebration Saturday

Posted Oct. 18, 2013, 8:37 am

The City of Santa Monica will celebrate the opening of its Civic Center Parks this Saturday. The parks encompass roughly seven ocean-view acres in Santa Monica’s Civic Center, stretching from the footsteps of City Hall to Ocean Avenue.

Tongva Park opened Tuesday as a family friendly destination with plenty of child friendly play spaces.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Newest Park Honors The Tongva Tribe

Posted Sep. 14, 2013, 8:28 am

A community celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 am to 4 pm for Santa Monica’s for newest park – Tongva Park.

Tongva Park will be open daily from 6 am to 11 pm at 1615 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's Tongva Park Opens To The Public Today

Posted Sep. 10, 2013, 9:05 am

The fences around Santa Monica's newest park -- Tongva Park -- will come down this morning, marking the completion of the 6.2 acre site across from Santa Monica City Hall.

The Community Picnic in the Park will be held Sunday, Aug. 25 from 1-3 pm.

Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Santa Monica Community Picnic In The Park This Sunday At 1 pm

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 8:59 am

Three neighborhood associations are joining forces this weekend for their first-ever joint community picnic on Sunday from 1-3 pm.

The 2013 Jazz on the Lawn Series is held from 5-7 pm each Sunday in August at Stewart Park in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Music, Parks, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Final Santa Monica Jazz On The Lawn Concert This Sunday At 5 pm

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 8:56 am

The 8th annual Jazz on the Lawn concert series concludes this Sunday at Stewart Street Park from 5-7 pm with The Overstreets New Orleans Jazz Band.

The 2013 Jazz on the Lawn Series is held from 5-7 pm each Sunday in August at Stewart Park in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Music, Parks, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Jazz On The Lawn To Feature The Elliot Caine Quintet This Sunday

Posted Aug. 9, 2013, 10:00 am

The 8th Annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series continues Sunday with week two of four with The Elliot Caine Quintet (Hard bop meets Afro-Cuban jazz) from 5-7 pm at Stewart Street Park.

Santa Monica moms will come together Saturday morning at Douglas Park to take part in a synchronized breastfeeding record attempting event.

News, Health, Parks, Santa Monica, Women

Santa Monica Moms To Take Part In World Record Breastfeeding Attempt

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 9:06 am

Three local La Leche League leaders will host a public “Big Latch On” event at Douglas Park at 2439 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica this Saturday to honor World Breastfeeding Week.

Latin jazz and salsa quartet Conganás will perform Sunday at this year’s return of the Jazz on the Lawn concert series.

Seven Days, Music, Parks, Santa Monica

Enjoy The Smooth Sounds Of Jazz At Free Sunday Santa Monica Concert Series

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 9:04 am

A series of jazz artists are set to perform in Santa Monica as the 8th annual Jazz on the Lawn concert series returns to Stewart Park this Sunday.

The shade sails are reminiscent of those at Pacific Ocean Park, the amusement park that used to be at the south end of Santa Monica Beach.

Opinion, Parks, Santa Monica, Columnist, Youth

Captains Of The Ship: South Beach Park Playground Reopens Saturday

Posted Jul. 12, 2013, 9:17 am

Have you seen the blue shade “sails” at the southern end of Santa Monica Beach and wondered what was happening? What you are looking at is the shade structure for South Beach Park, a playground specifically designed to be universally accessible to children of all physical ability levels.

Contractors are still trying to figure out how to solve leakage problems with the new multi-tiered fountain project in front of City Hall.

News, Parks, Santa Monica, City Hall

Ken Genser Square Fountain Leaks Won’t Delay Opening Outside City Hall

Posted Jul. 5, 2013, 8:49 am

Santa Monica resident David Garden has walked past the front of City Hall every other day for the past year with a watchful eye on the construction of Ken Genser Square. A couple of months ago, he noticed there were some serious leakage problems with the new multi-tiered fountain project in front of City Hall.

Show more