THE VENICE CORNER BALL PARK

The transformation of a prominent, blighted, street corner in Venice, California into
an inviting neighborhood park with sculptural seating, native landscaping and an
in-ground maze. Simulation:

mosaic spheres:  urban sculptural seating with neighborhood iconography
"Sea Kelp," "Historic Venice Colonnade Portraits," and "Triangles"

Two foot diameter concrete with marble mosaic

A contemporary play on our illustrious Venice history:  We had a "ballpark" in Venice:  The Venice Tigers, a Pacific Coast League pro team, played at Venice Ballpark from 1913-14.  It was located a block East of our site, at the SW corner of Venice and Abbot Kinney Boulevards. The team came from, and returned to, the City of Vernon, after two seasons. Apparantly both communities were able to serve liquor during prohibition.  Some kind of shenanagans in Vernon brought the Tigers to Venice for the 2 seasons.

Construction of berms & Installation of balls completed summer 2015

We currently await City irrigation and plantings

Funded by The City of Los Angeles Beautification Grant awarded 2008
with donations and participation from numerous community organizations and individuals

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