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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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.

Picnic re-imagines airport through play

We had perfect weather for the picnic in Clover park which was attended by a group of intrepid and playful park ‘visioners’, and led by internationally known urban planner James Rojas. Tarps were placed on the lawn for the creators, and another tarp contained our stash of building materials, thousands of small every day objects

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October 3rd Kick-off Workshop

Oct 3, 2013 –  Over 150 people attended the Airport2Park kickoff meeting and park design workshop on Thursday October 3, and the energy, creativity, and excitement shown by those attending was truly inspirational.  The highlight of the night was a talk by noted landscape architect Mark Rios surveying what has been done to transform other

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