AVALON PROMENADE AND GATEWAY
STATUS: In Progress
CLIENT: Port of Los Angeles
Avalon Promenade and Gateway will replace 12 acres of industrial land and a former oil tank with recreational open space for the local community, and provides a direct pedestrian and bicycle access to Banning's Landing and Wilmington Waterfront Promenade.
YKD was retained by Port of Los Angeles to lead site design of the park. During conceptual design, the design team and POLA worked with closely with Wilmington residences and project stakeholders through design charrette, public workshops, interviews, presentations, and online surveys to deliver a design that meets the community's needs and reflects their cultural values.
Site components of the park include: Sun Dial plaza at the entrance, design decision was made by Wilmington citizens at community presentation; the Promenade that leads to the garden bridge, which connects to the waterfront park; History Walk that resembles the segment of historic Avalon Boulevard that had to be removed for the improvement; Great Lawn to host large activities and farmer's market; sports court with basketball court and gym equipment; Native Garden to enhance local habitat and provides education opportunities.