Veterans Parkway

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Veterans Parkway

Located along Valley Drive and Ardmore
Developed in 1986
(Renamed from Manhattan Parkway in 1998)

This 21 acre park crosses the City from north to south along Valley Drive and Ardmore Avenue from Sepulveda Blvd. to the border of Hermosa Beach. It includes a 1.5 mile jogging trail and wheelchair accessible par course with four workout stations between the intersections of 10th and 11th Streets. It is the only park in the City in which leashed dogs are allowed.

Park benches and shade trees provide resting spots every quarter-mile along the path. There are also drinking fountains for dogs and their human companions.

The Mariposa Pathway, a 250-foot section of the parkway near Ninth Street, provides a beautiful rest stop for joggers and others who enjoy a walk along this park. Seven butterfly totems are placed amid the eucalyptus trees---the natural habitat of the Monarch Butterfly---that border the jogging trail and path. The pathway is a permanent installation of public art funded by a donation from former Mayor, Council Member and Cultural Arts Commissioner Jason Lane, and matched by the City of Manhattan Beach. The seven butterfly totems, ranging in height from 4'9" to 6'5", are constructed of stainless steel with colored, vitreous enamel, and designed by San Diego artist Christine Oatman.