The City of Whittier "Art in Public Places" program is designed to present the community with a variety of art work styles and themes, all of the highest possible quality. The intent of the art in public places program is to provide a collection of nationally recognized artwork throughout the city to be of public benefit.
Cesar Chavez Park, built on the site of a former landfill, offers a wide range of recreational opportunities in a marina setting with spectacular views of the three bay bridges, Alcatraz, and Angel Island, including the spectacular César Chávez Memorial Solar Calendar Project.
"The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature." (The Trust for Public Land) Partnering with various organizations, the Trust for Public Land is repurposing several neighborhood alleys into vibrant outdoor areas.
The city of Long Beach hosts the Beach Streets event to open streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic. Also known as Open Streets events, projects such as these are now occurring around the world.