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Relaxing environment. Pity about the hobos.

Tranquil park with sculptures and water features leading to Art Deco City Hall.. Very helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Park.

Santa Monica really takes pride in each one of their parks and Tongva is no exception. The park... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Ronald S
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1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquil park with sculptures and water features leading to Art Deco City Hall.. Very helpful attendants, restrooms and child's play area. Can walk around it in 10 minutes although it would be a lovely place to sit for a while if you aren't put off...More

Thank macfirth
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I live in Santa Monica and I would not recommend anyone go there. You can't see what is going on there is so much foliage. Too many homeless, drug use, crime and mentally ill people have made it their place to hang out. Be very...More

Thank NancyatTheShores
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a nicely designed park (same designers a NYC's Highline). Unfortunately it is over run by homeless people. Last week a kid got stabbed in the head and throat by a homeless. If you are an unsuspecting tourist stay away until Santa Monica City...More

Thank EricS2028
Reviewed August 25, 2018

On the same day as someone was shot on the pier, that night a teenage boy had his throat slashed by a homeless person who hangs out in Tonga. It has sadly become a home for transients who are very territorial about their benches, possessions....More

1  Thank TheresaRodgerton
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Santa Monica really takes pride in each one of their parks and Tongva is no exception. The park has so many things to do. The water attractions are great, and there are plenty of restrooms etc. ---- something you will never find in an LA...More

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park in the middle of run down Santa Monica. Amazing splash pad for the kids with small play area. Some homeless around but we felt safe in the day.

Thank Sam H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This park was a nice walk to our hotel but be careful of the homeless community. Generally they didn’t bother us but on one occasion, there was an argument between them, luckily a local ambassador was there and showed us another way out. We avoided...More

2  Thank Jacqbren
Reviewed July 1, 2018

I really, really liked this park! The design of it is very unique and beautiful. It was also extremely clean, including the bathroom area. There was staff at the park who make sure to keep it clean. I liked the water design art. I think...More

Thank Erica I
Reviewed June 23, 2018

I went there by myself for a walk and I felt uncomfortable with the amount of homeless men lying around.

2  Thank HappyTraveller061958
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I accidentally stumbled by Tongva Park as I was leaving the Santa Monica Pier and I was so happy to have experienced this park! I did spot one homeless man sleeping near the entrance, but no one asked me for money and I felt safe...More

1  Thank Reesa R
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
Merely decorative. You can walk up to that area and look out over the ocean from those spots.