More than three years of construction will officially come to a close on February 3, when the Port of Los Angeles is set to mark the completion of the new Wilmington Waterfront Promenade (as well as the Lunar New Year).

The more than $77-million project, located on a previously vacant industrial property near the Banning's Landing Community Center, consists of nine acres of new public open space, including a walkway along the waterfront which connects to a public pier, a dock, a children's playground, public restrooms, and a parking lot.

Aerial view looking south toward San PedroSasaki Associates

Sasaki Associates, Inc. designed the new public open space, which required a realignment of Water Street adjacent to a freight rail right-of-way which runs along the northern perimeter of the park space. Plans call for eventually connecting the promenade to another upcoming public park project - the four-acre Avalon Promenade and Gateway - through the construction of a 400-foot-long pedestrian bridge. The City of Los Angeles has aimed to start work on that project in Winter 2024 and complete construction by Summer 2027.

The Wilmington project is not the only new waterfront open space now taking shape near the Port of Los Angeles. A few miles to the south in San Pedro, the Port began construction last year on the second and final phase of the San Pedro waterfront promenade, which will run through the footprint of the West Harbor complex. These projects may serve as an entree to a larger master plan for open space in and around the Port of Los Angeles, which envisions the construction of additional streetscape improvements and parks over the coming decades.

Follow us on social media: 

Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn / Threads / Instagram