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Review of Tongva Park

Tongva Park
Ranked #15 of 106 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I waited for so long, watching while they unpaved the parking lot and put in a paradise. Literally. This park is almost perfect, with waterfalls and bench seating everywhere. My only gripe is that there isn't a dedicated dog park, but there is a big dedicated kid park. Oh well, paradise can't always be perfect!

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Tongva Park is not a lush rainforest, or anything like that. Instead plants indigenous to the area, and presumably drought resistant, are festooned in this limited, but still substantial area. It is a park for everyone, of all ages. It includes walkways, and play environments for children. I like that the park connects the civic center to the beachfront areas. Staying at the Doubletree Suites, it is now a more comfortable walk (not having to "cross over the freeway"--one can bypass that way getting into downtown Santa Monica) to e.g. the Santa Monica Mall and Third Street Promenade. Tongva Park is great addition to the Santa Monica parks.

1  Thank KLMChicago_IL
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The did a great job designing this place. It used to be a flat asphalted parking area; now, it is a more functional and much greener place! The plants and trees look like they have been there and naturally grew there since forever. If you want to take walks, bring the kids to the play areas, or just read a book in peace, this would be a nice place to go to.

1  Thank Bernadette F
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Constructed by the City of Santa Monica, across from City Hall this park is cutting a edge use of urban space. With native plants and flowing water with climbing walls for kids and quiet places to sit and contemplate it is a model for what a park can be. Oh...there is great contemporary art pieces throughout the property. A must see.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

We discovered this park on a weekend stay in Santa Monica while walking to lunch. What a cool place. It is right across the street from city hall. Not very big, some walking trails, play areas for the kids and two water features and picnic tables. Nice place to relax for a couple of hours, and it was not too busy. There are also two observation points that overlook the beach and the Ferris wheel. Very pleasant to walk through.

1  Thank dragonhart
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