Friday, July 23, 2010

Palisades Park Planning Invite

I meant to post this earlier, it's a bit last minute now, but tomorrow is a public planning meeting for a future public park in the heart of the city across from the pier and in front of the Civic Center and Santa Monica Place.  I'm planning to go and see how cycling might be considered in the design and provide input. I'd also love to see a rubberized jogging path of some sort. I've been trying to put in some running for cross training, but man my knees hurt from running with my weak shock absorbing muscles from years of mostly just riding a bike everywhere.

This is an ideal plot of land to be turning over to public park space, and a great opportunity to transform the city for the better. I can't wait to see this happen.

 Blast from city e-mail:


The City is embarking on the planning and design of two new parks in the Santa Monica Civic Center:  Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square.  Together these parks will create 7-acres of open space in the heart of Santa Monica.  

You are invited to participate in a Community Workshop + Open House + Site Walk on Saturday, July 24th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the park site across from Santa Monica City Hall.   Meet the Design Team, led by James Corner Field Operations, and make your mark.  See the project web site for details.

Whether or not you attend the workshop, please complete the brief survey at and sign up for the interest list so we can keep you informed.

We are trying to disseminate this information as broadly as possible and are using multiple lists. We apologize for any duplication.  Please feel free to share this information as appropriate.

Questions? Contact Community & Cultural Services at or 310-458-8310.

Bike Valet will be provided at the event in the parking lot across from City Hall.

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