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“Unexpected!”
Review of Tongva Park

Tongva Park
Ranked #11 of 106 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

As we were walking from our car to the Santa Monica Pier, we noticed this park, completely unexpected and amazing! It's laid out really nicely for a stroll, very, very clean and pretty. And I must say the most interesting and cleanest "park bathrooms" I have ever seen!!! Take a moment and enjoy the park, it's the "unexpected"!!

1  Thank NW2SWGIRL
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

What a cool park. We discovered this little gem after spending the day at Venice beach. The park is well lit a night, we enjoyed winding our way though and reading all the plaques.
There are two observation decks with ever changing colored led lights, perfect for people watching.
The park is located across the street from the Santa Monica pier.

1  Thank Henrik_Jaq
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I visited here on the week before this park officially opened, but there are already young families driving here..with strollers, et al to download. There are two sweet, small areas for children (just bigger than toddlers) where they can make water jets, climb objects, slide, etc. Play areas have a corklike surface. Paths meander in gentle slopes and curves in a very naturalistic pattern with water features or benches along their sides. There are lots of new trees grouped along edges of park. The pair of oval sculptures (in photos) mark the higher point of the paths, where there are platforms allowing you to look west over adjacent boulevard towards the Pacific. This park connects city hall plaza to the boulevard, which runs parallel to Santa Monica Beach.

Thank Gay T
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Took a drive up here to escape the sea fog down by the bay and so glad we did. The sun was shining, the views were amazing and it was so quiet you could hear the birds singing! Lovely way to escape the noise of the city. We didn't meet another car on the drive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Erylis
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Just opened in Sept. 2013. Just an amazing 6-acre park adjacent to the beach; what more can one ask for.

1  Thank Almaz A
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