Santa Monica Lacks Parks

In 1999, I was appointed to the Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission and served for about 12 1/2 years, when I was termed out in 2011.  When I first joined the Commission, the common theme from the Commission and the public was that Santa Monica lacks park space and playing fields and this continued

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Video Diary: Park Progress – Episode 3

Gavin Scott, of Santa Monica’s park advocacy group Airport2Park, talks to Mark Rios, the designer selected by the City to convert the first 12 acres of Santa Monica Airport land released from aviation use into an enlarged Airport Park, which will at that point become Santa Monica’s second largest park.  Mr Rios will be speaking about his

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10 Parks that Changed America

“10 Parks that Changed America” Screens Tuesday on PBS  Be sure to tune in this Tuesday April 12th at 8pm when PBS screens “10 Parks that Changed America” a show tells the story of 10 visionaries who took open canvases of God-forsaken land, and transformed them into serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite

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