At its meeting on Thursday, March 17, the Recreation and Parks Commission will review changes in the design for a small park that will be installed on the 1500 block of Euclid Street.
The changes were made in response to comments made at the Commission’s February 17th meeting when designers Rios Clemente Hale Studios and artist Abbie Morganstein presented their initial design scheme, which was based on public workshops held in October and December of 2004, and a survey to measure community interest in such elements as shade, seating, children’s playground equipment, gardening, security and landscape planning.
Among the changes requested by the Commission was a more flexible, open and natural design.
The Commission’s formal comments and a staff recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council in May.
The project has been in the works since 1998. The park site is adjacent to the 13-unit Hacienda del Mar, a residence for people with disabilities run by United Cerebral Palsy, which renovated the historic 1928 brick Spanish Colonial Revival building in 2003. The building was once a Los Angeles County health facility.
Euclid Park is also shown in the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a 20-year plan for over $142 million in improvements to Santa Monica’s parks, open spaces, and community facilities.
The commission will meet at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street at 7:30 p.m.A rendering of the design can be seen at www.smgov.net/ccs.