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Nice New Park, Santa Monica: Euclid Park

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While you were praying to your assorted gods, the City of Santa Monica was giving back to the community. Yesterday Santa Monica cut the tape at Euclid Park on the 1500 block of Euclid Street between Colorado Avenue and Broadway.

Designed by the team of Rios Clementi Hale Studios and artist Abbie Baron, the park is the result of an extensive community design process that included a survey, several community meetings, two Recreation & Parks Commission meetings, and a joint meeting of the Arts Commission and Public Art Committee. Less than one-half acre in size, the small park was built with many “backyard” features for the densely-populated neighborhood. Euclid Park contains shade trees, a trellis, seating, a swing set and climber for children, and a gardening area with 10 plots (2 of which are accessible, raised planters) and an area for gardening classes. Part of a combined parks and housing development, the park will be located next to Hacienda del Mar, a 13-unit residence for people with disabilities. United Cerebral Palsy completed renovation of their historic 1928 brick Spanish Colonial Revival building, formerly a Los Angeles County health facility, in 2003. - City of Santa Monica

Because Airport Park opened on 4/29, this is now Santa Monica's second city-built park in 24 years. Bravo.After the jump compare the model of the park with the photo above taken by Callahan Hurd.