I’m grateful to every person who had a hand in making this park a possibility. It isn’t everyday a dream comes true, it makes you wonder what we can start now for a better San Pedro in another 20 years.
Everyone lined up for the free hotdog lunch provided by the Port of LA.
The food was cooked by volunteers from the Fire Dept Museum.
Once you got your food you had a choice of sitting at the picnic tables under the tent or sitting on the grass. Most people chose the latter.
The grass was so lush and green. I would’ve needed to borrow some fingers if I counted how many people I saw petting the grass and enjoying the new park feel. There was a little boy who was literally crawling through the grass on his hands and knees, enjoying how soft (and clean) it was.
I happened to be on the train back with the Mt. Sinai choir and two girls in the back kept chanting “sing sing sing” trying to get the choir to sing for us. The head of the choir told the girls to lead the whole train in a song and the only song they knew the words to was Feliz Navidad. So they started it and the whole train eventually chimed in. We were all singing Feliz Navidad at full volume when we passed the other train heading back to the fountains. There’s nothing like an impromptu sing-along to warm your heart.