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Tongva Park, Santa Monica

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Tongva Park is a 6.2-acre (2.5 ha) park in Santa Monica, California. The park is named after the indigenous Tongva people, who have lived in the Los Angeles area for thousands of years. The park is located just south of Colorado Avenue, between Ocean Avenue and Main Street.

The park includes an amphitheater, playground, garden, fountains, picnic areas, and restrooms. An overlook offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and of the Santa Monica Pier.

Notable trees in the park include "Morty," a large Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Ficus macrophylla) and the "Three Amigos," three Rusty Fig (Ficus rubiginosa) trees each weighing over 100 tons. The "Three Amigos" were moved 550 ft from their prior location at the intersection of Main Street and Olympic Drive and replanted in the park.
A Santa Monica City Ordinance prohibits smoking in any City park.
The park was dedicated on October 13th, 2013.

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  • This small park offers a lush pleasant change of pace after strolling the boardwalk or relaxing on the beach. 
    This small park offers a lush pleasant change of pace after strolling the boardwalk or relaxing on the beach.  more »
  • Beautiful urban park on a little hill. The park is slightly higher than Ocean Ave therefore you can get a good view of the beach and ocean from one of its overlooks. There are plenty of shades in the park and a super cool play area for kids. However, I did spot homeless people in the park too when I was there.
  • This is a great park located on Ocean Avenue really close to the Santa Monica Pier. My wife and I walked near this park other times, but this was my first time walking into it. It is great for families because they have slides and splash areas, and there are some great architectural features. I found it very tranquil, and I especially liked the platforms with views of the beach and the pier. It is worth spending time there.

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