Tongva Park

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REYNA G
8 contributions
Aug 2022
My granddaughter and I were going to the park but upon entering there were homeless people all over sleeping and just hanging out so we turned and left.
Written September 2, 2022
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funnywriter
New York208 contributions
May 2022
This small park offers a lush pleasant change of pace after strolling the boardwalk or relaxing on the beach.
Written June 21, 2022
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Cheryl J
Indianapolis, IN433 contributions
Dec 2021
Right across from Santa Monica Pier this park has some great features. Multi-level, lots of fun features, great landscaping. The number of homeless was at least 20+ on the park benches, especially along the center areas.
Written December 28, 2021
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hwhitaker1224
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Aug 2021
Has a great place for kids. Nice area to walk, park benches, it was nice to just sit for a few and let the kids work off some energy.
Written August 29, 2021
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Chuck
4 contributions
Aug 2021
I don't know if it's worth coming from out of town expressly to visit, but it's a very pretty little park, worth a visit after the beach or shopping.
Written August 11, 2021
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regis k
Arcadia, CA1,474 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Great park amidst busy Santa Monica Pier area. It’s literally across the street from the pier. I have been to the Santa Monica Pier many times but had never noticed this place.

Things are well maintained here with no trash on the ground. The flowers are blossom right now. I have taken so many flower pictures since they were so pretty.

The highlight of the park is the view to the ocean and the pier. During sunset, you can view the spectacular sunset from two platforms. The two dome like structure perch over the park into Ocean Blvd which gives a perfect view of the sunset over the pacific over with the pier as the foreground.

Parking is easy for the park as there is a big parking structure on Colorado Blvd across from the pier. 3 hour max for parking but the cost is very cheap, I only paid $2 for 2 hours.
Written March 7, 2021
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HughMc
Cheadle, UK685 contributions
Mar 2020
Small park well laid out with interesting walk, water features, restrooms and children's play area with slides and climbing frames but no swings. It would help if the plants could have been named in the park, whilst there was a lot of grass overgowing the beds. There were staff working on the grass, there was also a lot of homeless people in the park which I think would be quite scary at night.
Written March 18, 2020
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Becky RTS
Santa Monica, CA85 contributions
Jun 2019
pretty park, right by city hall and all the city buildings. Lots of homeless however, so be careful. Can be a little scary at night.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jim C
Port Hueneme, CA71 contributions
Feb 2020
it is a real shame that so many homeless people were sleeping out in the open, in the middle of the day. There *has* to be a solution, some way to give these folks a purpose, and a real place to live. All of that aside, this park was an unexpected part of our day, and well worth the time to explore it.
Written February 17, 2020
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Travelingankara
13 contributions
Feb 2020
We needed to kill time and let traffic die down before we left Santa Monica to head for Disney so I took my two daughters to the playground here. There were a few homeless people sleeping on the benches at the entrance of the park. They did not bother us though. I did see a security guard patrolling the park while we were there. The playground is unique. There are a few slides and climbing structures. No swings. Decent park to pass the time with but nothing to go out of your way to visit.
Written February 13, 2020
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