Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 9:26 am
Santa Monica’s Tongva Park/Ken Genser Square Project has been selected as one of six finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Global Award of Excellence For Urban Open Space.
Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:32 am
The City of Santa Monica is kicking off the North Beach Playground project by seeking broad community input that will help shape the design of this new public amenity.
Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:43 am
Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles.
Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 8:59 am
Although Santa Monica is internationally known for its iconic beach and world-class public spaces, the Wellbeing Project recently revealed that few locals find the time to get out and enjoy their own community’s park and recreation resources.
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:32 am
The City of Santa Monica and James Corner Field Operations announced that Santa Monica’s Tongva Park/Ken Genser Square Project has been selected as one of six finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Global Award of Excellence For Urban Open Space.
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Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:16 am
This week Brock on Your Block Brock host Phil Brock speaks to Rebecca Hogan, Director of Marketing for, Make Music LA 2015. He also speaks to an array of guest musicians such as Katrina Carlson, Jaq Mackenzie and Tom Nolan.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:10 am
People tend to learn in history class growing up about the emancipation proclamation, where president Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by law in the third year of the United States’ civil war.
Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:35 am
Donna Sternberg & Dancers presents The Architecture of Space, an exploration in movement at a free performance today, May 17, at Tongva Park in Santa Monica.
Posted May. 12, 2015, 9:20 am
Tongva Park continues its second season of cultural and eclectic programming this month with an enchanting Tongva After Dark evening of Gypsy and Eastern European musicians and singers, followed by a Family Saturday presenting a hula hoop fitness concert for all ages.
Posted Apr. 7, 2015, 9:18 am
Santa Monica's Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square projects were honored with a National Achievement Award for Urban Design from the American Planning Association on March 31.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:40 am
As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, Kiwanis International is promoting the creation of children’s playgrounds around the world. More than 11 new playgrounds are to be built in 2015.
Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 9:17 am
Community members are invited to participate in the second workshop on improvements to the 1-acre lawn at Reed Park in Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 7, 2015, 9:04 am
We often anguish over decisions involving animals here in Santa Monica, such as the recent business involving pony rides at the Main Street farmer’s market.
Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 9:18 am
Community members are invited to participate in redesigning the Reed Park lawn by dropping by an interactive open house workshop this Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 am to noon.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:52 am
The City of Santa Monica is kicking off the final phase of improvements at Reed Park, which will focus on the one-acre lawn in the northeast section of the park.
Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:57 am
Santa Monica’s Recreation & Parks Commission gained two new commissioners recently, both who have an eye on keeping the city spacious and green.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:51 am
Following a month of garnering suggestions from the community, Santa Monica’s Recreation & Parks Commission voted on war hero Joe Gandara to be honored in namesake at the nicknamed Buffer Park.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:31 am
Instigated by Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission a year ago, regulations to control fitness training in city parks have been put to the test throughout the year with most guidelines looking likely to stay for the next 12 months to come.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:25 am
The Sierra Club announced its opposition Tuesday to Los Angeles County ballot Measure P, which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund the development of open space, trails and neighborhood parks over the next 30 years.
Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:37 am
Tongva After Dark concludes its first season of cultural programming with an evening of performances by superlative artists this Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:01 am
A recent funding grant will provide a huge amenities boost to current Buffer Park plans, thanks to an extended design contract awarded at the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday to encompass the improved facilities.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:47 am
A family-friendly morning with Tongva and Chumash Native American story-telling and craft workshops will be held this Saturday morning at Tongva Park. The first season of cultural programming for Tongva Park continues Wednesday with an evening community dance with an internationally known salsa band.
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.
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.
Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:24 am
Santa Monica will feature a variety of performances in parks across the City this Saturday, June 21.