San Pedro opens new 22nd Street Park

San Pedro opens new 22nd Street Park

There are 44 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jan 9, 2010, titled San Pedro opens new 22nd Street Park. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Bocce ball players christen the new courts during the dedication and opening of San Pedro's 22nd Street Park.

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“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#1 Jan 10, 2010
Picnic benches? A walk and talk park. Actually, a nice view of SP Hill. Something I thought about after attending the ceremony today and that is the Harbor Dept. should have given consideration to a concession stand to sell picnic type food for the "international people" ( a reference to Hahn's speech) who might visit the park that has little to do but walk around and look at things. The concession stand could also generate income to support the park operation. It also might help sustain park attendance after the "newness" wears off. I still think the place was utilized better with the tank farm, but you gotta go with the flow.
Letting People Know

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#2 Jan 10, 2010
Where is the play equipment for children? How come this could not have been turned into a nice park like Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach? LA has the money! Also, why not turn it into a baseball field and use it as a permanent home for Eastview?
Whatever

Anaheim, CA

#3 Jan 10, 2010
Letting People Know wrote:
Where is the play equipment for children? How come this could not have been turned into a nice park like Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach? LA has the money! Also, why not turn it into a baseball field and use it as a permanent home for Eastview?
Wow, some people are just never happy!
VICB3

Redondo Beach, CA

#4 Jan 10, 2010
It will become a tagged up and trashed up mess inside of a week.

Just a thought.

VicB3
tina

Mission Viejo, CA

#5 Jan 10, 2010
I'm glad they made a park. It was pretty ugly before. But they should add a skate park for kids there also. Lots of kids skate on streets and near public buildings and could really use a safe place to skate. It would also bring lots more families there. They should also add a community pool. The Harbor area gets extremely hot during the summer and it would also be a great place for families.

But they definitely need security. There are a lot of "half-way houses", drug & alcohol rehab homes and plenty of weirdo around the area which also need to be cleaned out by limiting and monitoring how many shoot up in the area of many many children.

Hopefully, its a start to clean up the area. I grew up down there in the 60's and it was very family-orientated and safe. You could actually sleep at night without locking your door and knew everyone on your block. Not anymore.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#6 Jan 10, 2010
tina wrote:
I'm glad they made a park. It was pretty ugly before. But they should add a skate park for kids there also. Lots of kids skate on streets and near public buildings and could really use a safe place to skate. It would also bring lots more families there. They should also add a community pool. The Harbor area gets extremely hot during the summer and it would also be a great place for families.
But they definitely need security. There are a lot of "half-way houses", drug & alcohol rehab homes and plenty of weirdo around the area which also need to be cleaned out by limiting and monitoring how many shoot up in the area of many many children.
Hopefully, its a start to clean up the area. I grew up down there in the 60's and it was very family-orientated and safe. You could actually sleep at night without locking your door and knew everyone on your block. Not anymore.
I worked down at the Cabrillo Museum as a volunteer in the late 1960s and later as an employee. I can tell stories about bad guys doing bad things back then when we ran grunion programs.

The 22nd Street Park is very open, is well-lit, has cameras, is located next to a well-traveled street and is suppose to be frequented by Port Police.
TNFats

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#7 Jan 10, 2010
slug wrote:
Picnic benches? A walk and talk park. Actually, a nice view of SP Hill. Something I thought about after attending the ceremony today and that is the Harbor Dept. should have given consideration to a concession stand to sell picnic type food for the "international people" ( a reference to Hahn's speech) who might visit the park that has little to do but walk around and look at things. The concession stand could also generate income to support the park operation. It also might help sustain park attendance after the "newness" wears off. I still think the place was utilized better with the tank farm, but you gotta go with the flow.
Well I'm sure the Tamale man will be down there, I'm sure the "international people" will be delighted to try corn with mayonnaise on it!
Pat Murray

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#8 Jan 10, 2010
Well, this is a quite a prodrome for what we can expect as the campaign for Janice Hahn, CA Lt. Governor takes off. Spend as little as necessary to appear as a community friendly park when it is really more props in support of our Councilwoman's campaign and political career pathway. Afterall, it's all about Janice, just ask her. Reminds me of the movie "Truman" where things were lifelike but not real - all a stage. This is a stage for Councilwoman Hahn's next performance - Campaigning for California's Lt. Governor. God help us all.
MLD-Wilmington

United States

#9 Jan 10, 2010
The park is great, my family and I have been walking there even before it was officially opened. The view is gorgeous and I can't wait for summer to roll around. Also, Slug makes a good point about concession stands to sell picnic type food; that would be a good idea and would minimize the likely hood of people selling food out of shopping carts.
I for one was shocked that Villaraigosa actually set foot in the park. For the most part, if he's scheduled to appear for an event in the south bay, one of his staffers makes an apology for the mayor being unable to attend at the very last minute.
John mavar

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

#10 Jan 10, 2010
Missed the event?? See a video i put together. Plus check out my site for community news. enjoy
http://www.johnmavar.com/JOHN_MAVAR/Video_22n...
Letting People Know

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#11 Jan 10, 2010
Whatever wrote:
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Wow, some people are just never happy!
Yes, I am glad it is a park, however at times it seems too little too late for me. I mean there are some good parks in San Pedro, but do we really need parks that are just places to sit. The field is good, but would be good to use for sports as well.
formerly really

San Clemente, CA

#12 Jan 10, 2010
Letting People Know wrote:
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Yes, I am glad it is a park, however at times it seems too little too late for me. I mean there are some good parks in San Pedro, but do we really need parks that are just places to sit. The field is good, but would be good to use for sports as well.
Yes, we really do need parks that are places just to sit and walk around. Yes, they really do make a community better, even if it isn't sports fields. Not everything has to be devoted to organized sports. Can't people just have a space to breathe and enjoy and slow down without people saying it's not enough, it's not good enough, it's too late, it should have been something else?
Maybe you should go for a walk in the park and lighten up.
slav hall san pedran

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#13 Jan 10, 2010
tina wrote:
I'm glad they made a park. It was pretty ugly before. But they should add a skate park for kids there also. Lots of kids skate on streets and near public buildings and could really use a safe place to skate. It would also bring lots more families there. They should also add a community pool. The Harbor area gets extremely hot during the summer and it would also be a great place for families.
But they definitely need security. There are a lot of "half-way houses", drug & alcohol rehab homes and plenty of weirdo around the area which also need to be cleaned out by limiting and monitoring how many shoot up in the area of many many children.
Hopefully, its a start to clean up the area. I grew up down there in the 60's and it was very family-orientated and safe. You could actually sleep at night without locking your door and knew everyone on your block. Not anymore.
You are way off base as to what the community is like now. I have walked in the area for the last twenty years and have never seen any derelicts who "hung around". The halfway house residents you mention do frequent the area but they are picking up trash early in the morning not causing trouble. This is a great park and judging by the amount of use that the bike path and park across harbor get, this park will be wildly poppular with the local residents, me included.
slav hall san pedran

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#14 Jan 10, 2010
TNFats wrote:
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Well I'm sure the Tamale man will be down there, I'm sure the "international people" will be delighted to try corn with mayonnaise on it!
Thank god for the tamale men!! They make delicious tamales in five flavors for a reasonable price. May they always ply their trade in this town!!
Marget Bogdanovich

Long Beach, CA

#15 Jan 10, 2010
Thank you John Mavar for all your community work and this VIDEO of the new Park.
You sure have my support.
Realist

Guadalajara, Mexico

#18 Jan 10, 2010
slav hall san pedran wrote:
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Thank god for the tamale men!! They make delicious tamales in five flavors for a reasonable price. May they always ply their trade in this town!!
Good post, also i rarely agree with a Slav .. I like the Tamales .. a great Taco truck would do .. whenever the City grants a concession you can make sure that the stuff will be overpriced and even the hot dogs luke warm with prepackaged mustard if that .. the only good hot dog cart was Tonys at Pt Fermin

Hopefully, the Tamale vendor and the Taco truck can park across the street, but the Port Police with little to do other than give tickets, with surely hassle them

At least those enoying the park can walk up to 22nd and Pacific to one of the restaurants or the liquor store, but might get mugged if it is getting dark
Pedro Boy Time Ago

Bellingham, WA

#19 Jan 10, 2010
Slav hall san pedran: Church it up, yeah church ol Pedro up because we who own property need the good stuff said and the bad stuff hid.
Realist

Guadalajara, Mexico

#20 Jan 10, 2010
This new park looks like a good place to get a sunburn, sit and bake, is there any shade .. alright, the park is a beautifull green space and good for walking or jogging in the morning

Now the true gem of parks is the spectacular Pt Fermin .. crowned by the Korean Bell

Sports fields are not needed .. plenty in Pedro
chris in Peedro

Paramount, CA

#21 Jan 10, 2010
Anybody know why the ghetto bird was out hovering over 22nd street the day of the ceremony? 22nd street was also blocked off by dozens of police cars. Mayor comes to town and has to see that crap! or maybe it was all for him? who knows?....
HOrrible

Hilmar, CA

#22 Jan 10, 2010
WORST tHING EVER NORHING TO DO DOWN THERE NO PLAYGROUND FOR THE KIDS NO ATRACTIONS HORRIBLE PoINTLESS.

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