Eyes on the Street: Huntington Park Building Its Fourth Parklet!

Construction underway on Huntington Park's fourth parklet. Photo by Ryan Johnson
Construction underway on Huntington Park’s fourth parklet. All photos by Ryan Johnson

Friend of the blog Ryan Johnson visited the Southeast L.A. County city of Huntington Park and spotted crews building that city’s fourth parklet! SBLA reviewed Huntington Parks first parklet last summer.

Unless I am mistaken, if Huntington Park (population 60,000) can open this parklet before Los Angeles (population 4,000,000) repairs and re-opens its damaged parklet on Spring, then H.P. will be the county’s clear parklet leader. Right now, I think Long Beach (population 470,000), L.A., and Huntington Park each have three parklets open. Los Angeles is planning four additional parklets, expected to open late in 2015. Huntington Park has three more on the way, too.

Johnson adds:

I ran into the Huntington Park public works team on Pacific today [February 12] installing their 4th parklet (with apparently 3 more being planned). Their Public Works supervisor I talked to was stoked about their impact in downtown, and several businesses are requesting more in front of their establishments. This one under construction is in front of Winchell’s Donuts at Pacific/Randolph. They’re so committed, they relocated the fire hydrant to appease the Fire Dept!

More photos after the jump.

Parklet construction underway in Huntington Park
Parklet construction underway in Huntington Park
Completed parklet in front of Dino's in Huntington Park
Completed parklet in front of Dino’s in Huntington Park

Who’s up for a parklet tour of Huntington Park?

  • Jake Wegmann

    Pacific Boulevard is one of the most lively and bustling pedestrian-oriented shopping districts in all of California. Really excited to see H.P. wholeheartedly embracing parklets.

  • davistrain

    Pacific Blvd. was the route of the “J” streetcar line, which was one of the last lines to be abandoned when the remaining LATL car lines went all-bus in 1963.

  • Jake Wegmann

    Hopefully some of the plans to get Pacific Blvd served by rapid transit once again will come to fruition. Seems to me that the proposed line from Union Station through Southeast county should be one of the highest priorities for Metro, given the density and the transit usage in the area. Sometimes things do really come full circle.

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