Community members are invited to participate in redesigning the Reed Park lawn by dropping by an interactive open house workshop Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. In this final phase of improvements for Reed Park, the 1-acre lawn will be redesigned to better connect with the rest of this active park. Public input is needed to ensure that the northeast section of the park will meet community needs.

Located along Wilshire Boulevardbetween 7th Street and Lincoln Boulevard, Reed Park is home to the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, a senior lunch program and offices for the city’s CREST after-school program.

The most recent set of improvements completed in 2012 included the addition of a new playground, a new garden adjacent to Miles Playhouse, new landscaping along Wilshire Blvd and 7th Street, and general facility updates. The lawn located in the northeast corner at Lincoln Boulevard and California Avenuemakes up one fifth of the 5.3-acre park. It is located north of Miles Playhouse, east of the basketball courts, and across the street from St. Monica’s Church. The workshop will be held on the lawn.

Reed Park first opened in 1892, making it one of Santa Monica’s oldest parks.

Saturday’s workshop is open to community members of all ages, including children. The next workshop will be held in March. For more information on this and other park improvement projects, visit www.santamonicaparks.org, email ccs@smgov.net or call (310) 458-8310.

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