Located on a small parcel of land, west of the Esplanade, between Avenue A and Knob Hill Avenue, is a small Los Angeles County-owned piece of property. Although the parcel has some landscaping, it is not being maintained. South Bay Parkland Conservancy (SBPC) saw this as an opportunity to support native wildlife and pollinators at the site. It will also connect the breeding butterfly habitat throughout the South Bay and enable visitors to enjoy the garden with a pathway and beautiful seating areas overlooking the Pacific (partial image of proposed plan above).
According to the Trust for Public Lands, the South Bay is park-poor including the beaches. And now more than ever, we all need our green outdoor spaces to move, to breathe, to play, to heal.
SBPC was formed to help restore, preserve, create, and activate public use of coastal land resources in the South Bay Region. Current projects, and those in planning, include native habitat restoration along the Esplanade, the Hermosa greenbelt, and Hopkins Wilderness Park. SBPC has also assisted the City of Redondo Beach with successful grant applications, which have raised 5.8 million dollars to date for purchase and restoration of the wetlands at the AES power plant site. They also partner with the City of Redondo Beach to identify unused parcels of parkland that could be developed into much-needed community gardens.
Like many non-profits, SBPC relies on grants and donations.
We are an all-volunteer group of fellow residents and would be so grateful if you can do any of the following to support us to jump-start the fundraising process for our newest project along the Esplanade.