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“great views, lots of exercise classes around, sometimes a lot of homeless folks around”
Review of Palisades Park

Palisades Park
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Private 3-day Tour of Los Angeles: Downtown LA...
Ranked #11 of 73 things to do in Santa Monica
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Owner description: This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects with the broad Santa Monica beach made famous in TV's "Baywatch" episodes.
Reviewed October 2, 2018

overall a beautiful view of the ocean, in the mornings there are a lot of groups exercising, but watch for homeless people in some areas.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Used to live a block from this park and went there daily with my infant daughter. Not a lot of amenities but the views are fantastic. Great spot to throw down a blanket and relax.

For those commenting on homeless people, there are virtually no homeless people in the west end of the park. It's an area that's further from the tourist parts of downtown Santa Monica so I imagine most of those commenting didn't actually head down that far. In any case, went there daily...never felt unsafe.

Also, scooters are banned in the park. You may see some there but you can get ticketed if you have a scooter in the park. And even if you don't, you will get some dirty looks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jason D
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We strolled through the park on our way to the Pier. It has lovely views of the beach and ocean. There are homeless people camped out in areas of the park and sleeping on benches.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Make some time for walking Palisades Park.
The views are spectacular.
The grounds are exceptional.
A the city of Santa Monica is right there for you to explore.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarksRemarks
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s all homeless (75%) and one woman had her pants down in broad daylight. You can pick up a scooter though, or ride your bike through, but be careful.

Date of experience: August 2018
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