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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.