Saturday, February 25th
The official Parks Day, Come Play! startsÂ at 10am withÂ Grand Opening CeremoniesÂ at the newÂ Ishihara ParkÂ located at 2909 Exposition Blvd. in Santa Monica. Ishihara Park was named for George Ishihara, a long-time resident of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and a World War II veteran. The parkÂ is designed by the prominent landscape architecture firmÂ Mia Lehrer + AssociatesÂ who will be conducting group tours at the new park.
Saturday,Â February 25th
Festivities begin at 10:00am at Ishihara Park (we’ll hereÂ too!)
Bike ride gathers atÂ 11:00am at Gandara ParkÂ and will return to Ishihara Park after stops at Los Amigos and Reed Park Re-Opening Celebrations.
Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11amÂ withÂ theÂ February Ride with the MayorÂ to Los Amigos Park ourÂ 1st stop. After picnic snacks and a visit atÂ the Re-Opening Celebration at Los Amigos Park we’llÂ head over to the Re-Opening Celebration at Reed Park for more exploring. After we hangÂ out there for a bit we’ll head back to the Grand Opening Celebrations Ishihara Park.
Pack your own picnic snacks or joinÂ us -Â we’ll be packing lemonade, fruit, PB&J’s and other yummy stuff to share.Â We always aim for zero waste events – please bring reusable cups and plates – napkins will be provided.
Please clickÂ HEREÂ for questions or toÂ RSVPÂ so we can bringÂ enough for everyone to share!
Check out the routeÂ HERE*
*subject to change.
Airport2Park.orgÂ will be there to share updates about the new 12 acre Santa Monica Airport Park Expansion and recent news that the City of Santa Monica can now begin planning for the design & construction of a new Great Park to replace SMO whenÂ it closesÂ on December 31 2028.