Search Backing ccs web header
Community Services Department Community Services Department Updates

Ishihara Park

Address: 2909 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Get Directions)


Opened to the public in February 2017, Ishihara Park is a linear community park named after George Ishihara, a local resident who fought in the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War ll. The 2.35 acre park site was formerly used as a parking lot and site for utility buildings. With the construction of a new Metro maintenance facility across from a residential neighborhood, the park in intended to provide a visual and environmental shield for the nearby residents from the facility and its active rail operations. 



  • Outdoor "garden rooms" or areas for exercise, discovery play and group gatherings
  • Accessible play and exercise equipment (playground includes swing, teeter-totter, merry-go-round, sand area and sculptural boulder)
  • The Learning Garden, a communal spot to learn and acquire gardening skills, and grow citrus, herbs and vegetables. Communal gardening programs available.
  • BBQ grills and picnic tables
  • Bike track and natural log play for kids
  • Free City Wi-Fi


Learning Garden
To get involved or volunteer at the Learning Garden, contact our Community Garden Specialist by phone at 310-458-8300


For More Information

Permits and rules 

Field Permits

Park Maintenance 

Park Restroom Maintenance

Classes & Programs


Classes & Programs at
Virginia Ave Park


Improvement Projects


City of Santa Monica © 2020

Community Services Department | 1685 Main Street, Room 210 | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Submit a Request