Yesterday, Larry and I decided to take a ride to Santa Monica to see the newish Tongva Park in front of the Santa Monica City Hall. Everyone else seemed to have a similar idea. The beach area was slammed with traffic yesterday! We parked a few blocks away and walked to the Park. It's beautifully designed. There are open areas with grass and ecologically diverse plants, play areas for kids, picnic tables and benches and excellent observation areas of the ocean. Considering this park is on a smallish lot, there are lots of levels, making it seem bigger than it really is. The park is named for the Tongva People who inhabited the Southern California area before white settlers came here. The Tongva are also referred to as the Gabrieleño Indians. Here are a few photos of this lovely park.
|These metal domed shapes represent the domed shape huts of the Tongva People|
It was a a beautiful day in Santa Monica. Get out, enjoy our public parks!
|Golden Hour in Santa Monica|