I was there on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and it was pretty empty. Not sure if that was because of the holiday or if because it’s always pretty quiet in this tidy corner of East Santa Monica. With a number of office buildings nearby (The Lantana Building and Tribeca West to name a few) I can imagine this is a nice spot for office dwellers to come to for lunch when they just need some fresh air.
Here’s where to find this green retreat (Click on the image to take you to the google map.):
There is ample parking and very clean, bright, airy bathrooms – two each for ladies and gents.
The sinks are outside and I kinda dig ’em:
There is a basketball court near the front of the park surrounded on three sides by shady trees. No other courts at this park, just the B-ball.
Beyond the basketball court was a baseball field ringed with a fence and this sign. Unfortunately there was no information on when the field would be completed.
Fortunately, just past the jungle gym, there is still plenty of field left unfenced for frisbee, catch or a rockin’ game of Freeze Tag, if you are so inclined.
At the end of this path, at the west end of the park are the swings. I was tempted to stop and enjoy them, but saved it for next time.
From the swingset end, looking back to Stewart Street.
I’m curious how busy this park actually gets on non holiday weekends. It seems a gorgeous spot to relax and unwind after a busy week. I hope it is well used and loved by it’s neighbors!