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Fun for Kids

On a hot day nothing can beat the fun water features in this park. My grandson loved it. It is also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ventura, California
Great little park not far from the Santa Monica Pier

We came across this park as we were walking back from the Pier. It has some great garden designs... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2019
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1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a hot day nothing can beat the fun water features in this park. My grandson loved it. It is also a short walk to the beach. Take a picnic lunch and make a day of it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed October 11, 2019

We stayed in a hotel four blocks from the Park. Our hotel clerk mentioned this Park when we checked in as one of the things we could do during our stay, although the day before there had been a stabbing there.... we figured if we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JamieLeman
Reviewed August 24, 2019

We came across this park as we were walking back from the Pier. It has some great garden designs, and art within the park, it leads you through to city hall, it also has public toilets.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank danjonelson
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Great design and native plantings with lots of seating and play areas for children. Near the pier and beautiful City Hall.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sjmbdm
Reviewed August 2, 2019

This is a lovely park to stroll through at the end of a long day, or after a wonderful dinner downtown. The wide paths and grassy edge plantings are soothing, offer some shade, and generally keep the walk relaxed. You will occasionally find a homeless...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

This isn't my favorite park, because there isn't that much grass to play in, but it has a great splash pad for when it is warm out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Luikalulubelle
Reviewed June 26, 2019

We have recently visited Tongva and our young son loves it. He likes the water features he can play in and the other natural waterfalls that have been created. There is a roller slide and a couple of other long slides that older kids like....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mitchel N
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Take a break from the commerce of the pier area and calm yourself with the depth of thought that has gone into the design of this beautiful haven in the midst of the craziness.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pzmfsmith
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

You need a good reason to go back from the beach but this park is quite different, with dense stands of trees and flowering plants, water features and good playgrounds. The parts of the park away from the highway are quiet and might be good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This park, a block from the Santa Monica Pier, is beautifully landscaped, with fountains and metal sculptures. It's lit well at night, and felt safe for the short time I walked through it. It's also just a block off Colorado Avenue, so very accessible if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
Merely decorative. You can walk up to that area and look out over the ocean from those spots.