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2 New Parks in Santa Monica Calling for Community Input

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The seven acres of space in front of and across from the Santa Monica City Hall [map] are going to be turned into two public parks, and the planners are turning to the community for input, according to the Argonaut.

To foster a further sense of community, James Corner Field Operations, who are leading the design team, have set up a survey and will run a series of public workshops in order to ensure the people for whom the parks are created have a say in the process. The first workshop is on July 24th, with more planned as the parks progress: "Additional workshops will be held in September (Concept Design), November (Schematic Design) and January (Design Development)."

Here's a look at the spaces for the Santa Monica's Civic Center parks. "One will be located in front of Santa Monica City Hall and is referred to as "City Hall Town Square." The currently called "Palisades Garden Walk" is across Main Street extending to Ocean Avenue and between on the I-10 Freeway on the north and Olympic Drive (not yet constructed) on the south," (Flickr).