The Port of Los Angeles has announced that the newly built Wilmington Waterfront Promenade will have its grand opening on 3 February 2024.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Tim McOsker, members of the Los Angeles Harbour Commission, Port officials, and community leaders will be on hand to commemorate the new $77.3 million ‘window to the waterfront’ public park and recreation area, which will give Wilmington residents unprecedented access to the water’s edge.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, Gene Seroka, said: “This project will be transformational for the Wilmington community. That’s due in large part to the input received from the community from the very start – including our local neighbourhood councils and chambers of commerce – the hard work and dedication of so many elected leaders and port employees over the years.”
The new Wilmington Waterfront Promenade is located at 301 S. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, next to Banning’s Landing Community Centre, at Berths 183-186.
Measuring approximately 1,300 feet in length, the Promenade features both a ‘picnic pier’ over the water, a public floating dock, and waterfront seating and shading, among other amenities.
A new open space cliff overlooks the Promenade, as does another upland area with pedestrian and cycling routes, both of which have seats and views of the harbour.
The project is the second of three major Wilmington Waterfront developments, after the completion of Wilmington Waterfront Park in 2011.
Later this year, the port will begin construction on the Avalon Promenade Bridge and Gateway project, which will connect the south end of Wilmington’s main corridor to the LA Waterfront via a pedestrian bridge.