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22nd Street Park

22nd Street Park22nd Street Park is an 18-acre park on the site of a former tank farm in San Pedro across from 22nd Street Landing at the Port of Los Angeles.  The first new park built in greenspace-challenged San Pedro in years, 22nd Street Park is part of the Port’s efforts to redevelop waterfront properties for the benefit of the community. It offers walking and biking trails, shade trees, a bocce ball court, restrooms, ample parking and more than four-acres of flat grassy area for recreation — all with a water view.

The new park, bounded by 22nd Street, Crescent Avenue and Miner Street in San Pedro, has been newly planted with 500 trees, 1,700 shrubs and 4.5 acres of sod.  The park includes a sloped area near Crescent Avenue and 22nd Street, which had previously included native and non-native/invasive plants and a freshwater marsh.  The Port took great care to remove the invasive species while preserving and enhancing the marsh and native plants in creating the new park.  In addition, a pedestrian path was created from the elevated Crescent Avenue area down into the park flatlands to provide an up-close view of this native habitat.

In addition to the native and drought-resistant plants, other environmental features of the park include use of recycled water for landscaping maintenance (“purple pipe”) and bioswales for stormwater management.

The included elements and design of the park are the result of local community input from public meetings and a design workshop.  Construction of the park began in June 2006 and was completed in January 2010 at a total cost of $10.5 million. 

22nd Street Park Facts

Size
  • Approximately 18 acres
  • 4.5 acres of which is flat, grassy area
  • 12 acres open meadow
  • 1.6 acres of parking (175 spaces)
 
Amenities
  • Flat grassy area for active recreation
  • Walking paths with upland connections (.5 miles)
  • Meadow area
  • Bike path/trails along its north and south perimeters
  • Two bocce ball courts
  • Benches and lighting
  • Wayfinding signage to other waterfront locations
  • Educational signage on the history of the area
  • Restrooms
 
Plants
  • 500 Trees, including: Coobah Willow Acacia, Flooded Gum, Australian Tea Tree, New Zealand Christmas Tree and Lilac Melaleuca
  • 1,700 shrubs, including: Brewer Saltbush, Bull Clover, California Sealavender, Yellowray Goldfields and Carpet Acacia
 
Environmental Features
  • Use of recycled water for landscaping maintenance (“purple pipe”)
  • Bioswales used for stormwater management
  • Use of drought tolerant plants
  • Brownfield site was redeveloped into a public open space with water views
 
History

The new 22nd Street Park sits on the former Union Oil Company tank farm. The area had several very large, round storage tanks used for holding oil. Union Oil Company began in the 1920s and is one of the first and longest operating oil refiners and shippers at the Port of Los Angeles. The tank farm operated from 1958 to 1988. The site was remediated and closed in 1994. When the Port decided to create a park on this property as part of its waterfront enhancements program, numerous public workshops and meetings were held. A final project design emerged from the June 2006 Community Design Workshop. Construction of the Park began in 2008 and was completed in late 2009.

 
Designer

Kammeyer & Associates, Corona, CA

 
Other Public Parks in the Harbor Area:
  • Alma Park, San Pedro
  • Averill Park, San Pedro
  • Anderson Memorial Park, San Pedro
  • Angels Gate Park, San Pedro
  • Avalon Triangle Park, Wilmington
  • Bandini Canyon Park, San Pedro
  • Banning Park, Wilmington
  • Bayview Field, Wilmington
  • Bloch Field, San Pedro
  • Bogdanovich Park, San Pedro
  • Daniels Field Sports Center, San Pedro
  • Field of Dreams Soccer Complex, San Pedro
  • Friendship Park, San Pedro
  • Harbor Highlands Park, San Pedro
  • Harbor Regional Park, Harbor City
  • John S. Gibson Jr. Park, San Pedro
  • Leland Recreation Center, San Pedro
  • Lookout Point, San Pedro
  • Peck Park, San Pedro
  • Point Fermin Park, San Pedro
  • Rena Park, San Pedro
  • San Pedro Plaza Park, San Pedro
  • Wilmington Recreation Center, Wilmington
 
 
 
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