Celebrating the Start of the Park

Around 150 people gathered for Airport2Park’s July 1st celebration/BBQ “Start the Park” marking the first step in the transformation of Santa Monica Airport into a magnificent new park to benefit all the people of Santa Monica and surrounds.  The event was a huge success with families from Santa Monica and surrounding cities coming together to have fun, play

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Start the Park!

INVITATION “START THE PARK” A celebration of the start of the new park at Santa Monica Airport Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation invites you to join us for a barbeque and games for the entire family Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:30PM – 8:30PM Airport Park (BBQ / Picnic Area) 3201 Airport Ave Santa Monica (Parking off

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Santa Monica to expand airport park

At midnight, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after a five-hour public hearing, the Santa Monica City Council took decisive steps to turn 12 acres of land at the Santa Monica Airport currently being used for aircraft “tie-downs” into parkland. “This is the beginning,” said Neil Carrey, President of the Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation. “One day people

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July 1, 2015:Measure LC begins

 

Above is a video of the slide presentation given at the March 13, 2015 kickoff meeting for the newly formed “Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation”.  The video presents the foundation’s plan for the first stage of converting Santa Monica Airport into a great park for the benefit of all.  That process can, and we hope will, begin on July 1, 2015.

Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation Formed

Anticipating the future closure of all or part of the Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit corporation, has been formed to advocate for building a great park on the airport land. The formation of the foundation comes after the November election when Santa Monica voters decisively rejected Measure D,

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We did it – Its Our Land!

UPDATE – 11/24/2014: Measure LC nows stands at 15,434 Yes (60.45%), 10,096 No (39.55%) Measure D now stands at 10,288 Yes (41.19%), 14,688 No (58.81%) In other words the margin of both LC’s victory and D’s defeat are growing! —————- Hi everyone, We did it! Measure LC passed and measure D was defeated. The margins

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Vote Tues, Nov. 4th: YES on LC, NO onD

On Tuesday, November 4th, there will be an election that will determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport land that was originally bought by our grandparents with a PARKS BOND in 1926.  Measure LC is one of the most important ballot measures that will be voted upon since that original purchase in 1926. Measure

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USC students propose new uses for Santa Monica Airport

You are invited to an exhibition: Reimagining Santa Monica Airport– Part 1

Thursday October 23rd 6-9pm,
One night only.

Writers Boot Camp Gallery
Bergamot Station I, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica

We urge you all to attend!

A biking bridge with towers along the edge of a heavily forested Santa Monica Airport former runway is one of the conceptual proposals for the future of the airport developed by students at the USC Landscape Architecture program after a three month project.

The images, of how to turn the airport into green space if it’s to be repurposed will be on display at the Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station on Thursday, October 23rd , 6-9pm.

The exhibition titled “Reimagining Santa Monica Airport – Part 1” features the work of graduate students, Christopher Sison, Chen Liu, Zeek Magallanes and Yongdan Chunyu and is sponsored by Airport2Park.org, a coalition of community groups and neighbors formed to promote the creation of a great park on the land that is currently Santa Monica Airport.

The project was directed by USC Professor and Landscape Architect Aroussiak Gabrielian and the exhibition is curated by Professor Michael Brodsky of Loyola Marymount University, Founding member of Airport2Park.

Professor Brodsky says this about the exhibition, “Very few people have actually seen the potential beauty and space that is currently fenced and covered with asphalt on the Santa Monica airport property. This site has such great potential for a park with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains that are currently only seen by the very few people that use it now.

“I feel that once people see this exhibition of talented graduate landscape architecture students, they will view the Santa Monica Airport site in an entirely new context; as one that can serve many more people in a variety of creative, healthy and sustainable ways than is currently served by the present industrial use.”

The exhibition, on Thursday October 23rd 6-9pm, takes place at the Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station I, 2525 Michigan Avenue, for one night only. Car pooling is encouraged and bicycle valet will be provided by Santa Monica Spoke.

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