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. You do not need a permit to hold a family event at 22nd Street Park; however, visitors are limited to one 10’x10’ tent per gathering. Jumpers and BBQs are prohibited. For more information, contact the Port's Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate Group at (310) 732-3860.
Banning's Landing Community Center
From Banning High School to Banning's Landing Community Center, the imprint of Phineas Banning on the community of Wilmington is still visible today. Known as the "Father of Los Angeles Harbor," his vision and love for the the Harbor Area is recognized in the many Banning landmarks and sites throughout Wilmington.In 1996, the Port of Los Angeles built the distinctively designed, 10,000-square-foot Banning's Landing Community Center as a "window on the water." The building's unique structure is shaped like a ship. Nonprofit organization Friends of Banning's Landing operates the center, which is used to stimulate and support cultural activities. The facility is promoted as a regional resource for the expression and education of cultural traditions and community pride through sponsorship of the arts. Banning's Landing is located at the foot of Avalon Boulevard at 100 E. Water Street in Wilmington. For more information, call the Friends of Banning's Landing at (310) 847-7704.
Bloch Field is community baseball field operated by Eastview Little League located at 1500 S Harbor Blvd. in San Pedro. The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), and subsequently the San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA, has operated the 2.10-acre Bloch Field as a community and servicemen’s athletic field since 1945. Bloch Field was assigned to Eastview Little League in 2013. The baseball field serves local and regional youth and adults. For more information, call the Port's Real Estate Division at (310) 732-3860.
Liberty Hill Plaza
The Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club provides a safe and wholesome environment dedicated to all Harbor area youth. With a goal to develop positive values and high self-esteem, the club has a philosophy of nurturing its members to reach their full potential as successful citizens. Membership is open to all children, ages 6-18 years of age. The club's comprehensive program includes computer education, tutorial services, dance, drama, fine arts, athletics, recreation, leadership development and counseling. Harbor-related activities are also offered, including fishing, sailing, and maritime and marine education. The Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is located at Liberty Hill Plaza, 100 W. Fifth Street, in San Pedro. For more information, call (310) 833-1322, or click here to visit the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club website.
Knoll Hill is a 24-acre park encircled by Front Street and Pacific Avenue in San Pedro that overlooks the Vincent Thomas Bridge and offers sweeping elevated views of Port of Los Angeles. Knoll Hill is located at 705-711 N. Front Street in San Pedro. In 2007, Eastview Little League was granted temporary use of Knoll Hill (4.84 acres) for use as baseball fields and parking areas until a permanent location is secured outside of Port property. The baseball field serves local and regional youth and adults. For more information, call the Port's Real Estate Division at (310) 732-3860.
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. You do not need a permit to hold a family event at Wilmington Waterfront Park; however, visitors are limited to one 10’x10’ tent per gathering. Jumpers are prohibited. BBQs are permitted in the West Pavilion near the picnic tables. For more information, contact the Port's Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate Group at (310) 732-3860.