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New Park Opens Sunday

By Lookout Staff

July 11 -- In a densely packed part of town, the new Euclid Park, which will open Sunday, could be viewed as the community’s backyard, a place to hang out and even do a little gardening.

Less than a half acre, the small park will feature shade trees, a trellis, seats and a swing set and climber for children. It also includes a gardening area with ten plots – two of them on accessible, raised planters -- and an area for gardening classes.

Model of Euclid Park

Designed by the team of Rios Clementi Hale Studios and artist Abbie Baron, the park in the 1500 block of Euclid Street between Colorado Avenue and Broadway, is the result of an extensive community design process that included a survey and half a dozen community and public board meetings.

Part of a combined parks and housing development, the park will be located next to Hacienda del Mar, a 13-unit residence for people with disabilities. The historic 1928 brick Spanish Colonial Revival building, formerly a Los Angeles County Health Facility, was renovated by the United Cerebral Palsy in 2003.

The development of Euclid Park is part of the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a 20-year plan for more than $142-million worth of improvements to Santa Monica’s parks, open spaces, and community facilities.

It is the second City-built park in 24 years to open in 2007. Airport Park opened on April 29.

Euclid Park is served by Big Blue Bus Line 5 daily, and Line 11 on Monday through Friday and is accessible for persons with disabilities. For disability-related accommodation requests, or to request this information in alternate format, please call 458-8310 or TTY: 458-8696 by July 11.

Parking for the Sunday July 15 opening will be available at the Santa Monica Seafood east lot, on the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Euclid Street.







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