Public Access Projects on the LA Waterfront


22nd Street Park



22nd 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. When it opened in 2010, it was the first new park built in greenspace-challenged San Pedro in years. The park 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. Bounded by 22nd Street, Crescent Avenue and Miner Street in San Pedro, 22nd Street Park has 500 trees, 1,700 shrubs and 4.5 acres of sod, and includes a sloped area near Crescent Avenue and 22nd Street, which had previously included native and non-native/invasive plants and a freshwater marsh. 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.

22nd Street Park

Avalon Promenade and Gateway



Construction is expected to begin in 2019 for the Avalon Promenade and Gateway Project, which involves the construction of a pedestrian bridge along Avalon Boulevard to provide pedestrian access to the future Wilmington Waterfront Promenade.

Avalon Promenade and Gateway

Downtown Harbor



In 2014, the Port of Los Angeles unveiled the new centerpiece of the LA Waterfront: Downtown Harbor, located on Harbor Boulevard, between 5th and 6th Streets in San Pedro. Situated next to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum at the foot of the San Pedro Historic Waterfront District, Downtown Harbor is a vibrant, new public harbor and plaza that connects downtown San Pedro to the LA Waterfront. Downtown Harbor opens up 1.2 acres of existing waterfront between Fire Station 112 and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Previously a parking lot, the space has been transformed with a new harbor inlet for recreational vessels to dock free of charge for up to four hours (Visit the Boating page for more information on docking at Downtown Harbor). Surrounding the inlet is a public plaza and pedestrian promenade that features trees and landscaping, decorative lighting, a picnic area, and an overlook pier. Artistic elements accent the public open space. Mirroring the illumination of downtown San Pedro, LED lights are strung among the palm trees, identical street pole lights outline the plaza’s perimeter, and “Warner Grand” art deco pathway bollards dot the water’s edge. The area gives a nod to its historical, maritime roots, featuring 20 of the Maritime Museum's outdoor artifacts, including anchors, propellers, and a World War II torpedo. The official public art installation, “The Ship Chandler” by artist Mark Dion, is an approximate 9-by-12-foot cabin comprised of salvaged materials that represent the Port of Los Angeles during the 19th and 20th centuries. Designed to be viewed from the outside looking in, the structure is located in the plaza area near the Museum. Bench seating and wood tables by local San Pedro artist Harold Greene feature inlaid nautical flags that correspond to a letter in the alphabet. At each table corner, flags spell out P-O-L-A for Port of Los Angeles. The town square also features a public plaza and open amphitheater ideal for community events. Visit the Events page for the latest information on upcoming events.

Downtown Harbor

Gateway Plaza and Fanfare Fountains



Pumping 400,000 gallons of recycling water, with jets and and water streams that go as high as 100 feet in the air, the Fanfare Fountains at the Port of Los Angeles comprise one of the largest water features in Los Angeles. These twin fountains measure 250 feet long and 100 feet wide (3/4 of an acre). Both fountains are synchronized to music and lights. From an overhead view, the fountains are shaped to resemble a sailboat, obliquely bisected by a 12-foot walkway that sits one foot below the basin level of the fountain. A black granite infinity edge creates a waterfall over the basin ledge and into a trough flowing under the walkway, giving visitors an unforgettable experience of walking through water. Just north of the two main fountains lies a reflection pool across Swinford Street. And a short walk south on the Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade is the interactive fountain at 2nd Street. 

Water shows may be interrupted due to fountain maintenance. For safety reasons, there may be times when the fountains are turned off due to electrical work. Free one-hour parking is available at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade parking lot located just past the Catalina Express Terminal gate (enter on Swinford Street off Harbor Boulevard). For more information, please call the Community Relations Division at (310) 732-3508, or send an email to [email protected].

Summer/Fall Show Schedule (May 1 through November 30)
Throughout the day: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., one song plays every 30 minutes; Lunchtime: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Evening: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Fountain closes daily at 10 p.m.

Winter/Spring Show Schedule (December 1 - April 30)
Throughout the day: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., one song plays every 30 minutes; Lunchtime: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Evening: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Fountain closes daily at 9 p.m.

 

Gateway Plaza and Fanfare Fountains

Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade



Completed in 2005, the Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade is a pedestrian promenade that runs parallel to Harbor Boulevard, from Swinford Street to 5th Street in San Pedro. This multi-use parkway features a bike lane, pedestrian walkway, pocket parks, lighting, landscaping irrigation, signage and public art. At 2nd Street and Harbor Boulevard, the promenade features an interactive fountain where there is no boundary between people and water, and visitors can get as wet as they like in jets that leap playfully out of the pavement — a great location for small children and animals to cool off. 

Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade

Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvements



Completed in 2018 with improved public safety, streamlined traffic, and enhanced vehicle and pedestrian access to the LA Waterfront, this construction project involved realigning Harbor Boulevard and extending Miner Street to the intersection of the newly aligned Harbor Boulevard. A new traffic signal was added at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and 7th Street, as well as bike lanes, marked crosswalks, outdoor lighting, landscaping and walkways. Refurbishing the historic Plaza Park was also part of the project, and the park and its adjacent hillside slope along what is now Miner Street was landscaped, with more than 700 plants and nearly 100 trees. New park benches with unobstructed views of the LA Waterfront were also added.

Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvements

Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade



Completed in 2004, the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade is the first dedicated open space and public boardwalk at the Port of Los Angeles. The Promenade includes four acres of prime waterfront property, situated between the Vincent Thomas Bridge and World Cruise Center in San Pedro, located at the intersection of Swinford Street and Harbor Boulevard, easily accessible from the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp of the I-110 and CA-47 freeways.

Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade

San Pedro Public Market



Slated to open in 2021, the San Pedro Public Market is envisioned to become an environmentally sensitive and sustainable urban environment — a vibrant, family-friendly shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational themed destination that will bring jobs, renewed economic vitality, and business opportunities to San Pedro and the LA Waterfront. The design aims to embrace and build upon San Pedro’s colorful history and proud traditions, drawing from the existing authentic character and heritage of the San Pedro community and the LA Waterfront as a working waterfront. Plans include 16 acres of restaurants, shopping, fresh markets, office space and a waterfront promenade with ample outdoor space and an open-air amphitheater for live entertainment. The developer for this project is LA Waterfront Alliance (The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development). 

San Pedro Public Market

San Pedro Public Market Promenade and Town Square



Construction is expected to begin in 2019 for the San Pedro Public Market Promenade and Town Square and plans include a new public promenade that runs parallel to the Los Angeles Main Channel for nearly one mile, meeting the new town square at 6th Street, just east of Harbor Boulevard. The promenade and town square will include such amenities as public seating, landscaping, hardscaping, signage, trash cans, architectural finishes, handrails, and lighting.

San Pedro Public Market Promenade and Town Square

Southern Pacific (S.P.) Slip Waterfront Plaza



Completed in 2012, the S.P. Slip Waterfront Plaza includes improved public waterfront access for pedestrians and vehicles and development of a 1.5-acre landscaped plaza that features the “Ghost Fish 107” sculpture, a 40-foot blue fin tuna by artist Carl Cheng, hung from a galvanized steel frame over the water at Berth 73. Teak benches by San Pedro woodworker Harold Greene are also installed near the public art display.

Southern Pacific (S.P.) Slip Waterfront Plaza

Warehouse One Outlook



One of the most amazing views of the Port can be seen from the Warehouse One Outlook, completed in 2009. From this vantage point, you can see down the Los Angeles Main Channel and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Outlook area offers parking, a lighted outlook platform and benches to enjoy the view. The Outlook is adjacent to Warehouse One, the oldest warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles, listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Warehouse One Outlook

Wilmington Marina Parkway



Built in 2014 with Wilmington marina occupants and local boat owners at the Port of Los Angeles the Wilmington Marina Parkway consists of three acres of landscaped promenade along Anchorage and Shore roads, just west of the Terminal Island Freeway SR-103, in Wilmington. Amenities include landscaping and irrigation, with more than 200 trees and 2,500 shrubs planted along 2,000 feet of a paved, meandering path. Picnic tables, park benches, trash/recycle receptacles with built in solar-powered trash compactors, and pet stations add to the visitor-friendly environment.

Wilmington Marina Parkway

Wilmington Waterfront Park



Completed in 2011, Wilmington Waterfront Park is a 30-acre largely contiguous landscaped area, between Harry Bridges Boulevard and C Street to the north, from Figueroa Street to Lagoon Avenue to the east. The El Paseo Promenade provides a pedestrian and bicycle connection from the east to the west end, continuing for approximately nine blocks. The area’s topography consists of a low landform (16 feet) along the northern edge of the project with gentle grades, landscaping with grass, trees, and other planted material, hardscaping, paths and walkways, benches, water features, pedestrian bridges, restrooms, drinking fountains, binoculars, a children’s playground, and two buildings. The park is open to the public and an ideal space for family gatherings, children’s play, performance arts, walking, bicycling, sitting, and community events.

Wilmington Waterfront Park

Wilmington Waterfront Promenade



Construction is expected to begin in 2019 for the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade, which includes a waterfront promenade, pedestrian plaza, parking lot, realignment of Water Street adjacent to the railroad tracks and parking northwest of Banning's Landing Community Center. Creating a “window on the waterfront” for the Wilmington community, project improvements to the eight-acre site will include landscaping, irrigation, signage, lighting, as well as site furnishings such as public seating, bike racks and public drinking fountains.

Wilmington Waterfront Promenade