OUR PROJECTS

2018

Drought is normal for Southern California, but many of our public and commercial spaces are landscaped with water-thirsty plants.

To help create more climate resilient landscapes, South Pasadena Beautiful is launching an initiative to create a new sustainable low-water garden at the South Pasadena Post Office. The project will unfold in two phases, dying trees and grass in front of the building will be replaced with disease-resistant shade trees and colorful, California-friendly planting. The second phase will renovate the large lawn area to the side of the building with a new seating area and low-water plants and trees selected for their ability to attract birds and butterflies.

SPB is seeking to raise $35,000 for this project. Monetary donations from the community and volunteering on special planting days will help us realize this project together, for the benefit of the city.

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SPB Post Office Project

New landscaped as imaged here.

History

Here are some examples of the types of sustainability projects we do:

  • Tree Benches - Diamond Avenue
  • Trash Pick Up throughout town
  • Tree Planting throughout town
  • Graffiti Removal Throughout town
  • Sidewalk Build Up - Arroyo Seco Nature Park
  • Gazebo Build Up - Arroyo Seco Park
  • War Memorial Building Sign - Fair Oaks
  • Benchs - Garfield Park
  • Library Beautification and Landscaping
  • City Entrance Sign - Fair Oaks
  • City Rock Sign - Adjacent to Freeway
  • Median Landscape - Orange Grove 
Alone We Can Do So Little. Together We Can Do So Much.
     Orange Grove Median Landscape Project   SPB re-landscaped over 6000 sq. ft. of medians on Orange Grove Avenue between Columbia and Grevalia Streets. The landscape was designed by SPB board member Anita Williams and offers a beautiful array of colors and textures using drought-tolerant plants. The landscape was installed in March 2016 with the help of TruGreen Landscape Contractors.

 

Orange Grove Median Landscape Project

SPB re-landscaped over 6000 sq. ft. of medians on Orange Grove Avenue between Columbia and Grevalia Streets. The landscape was designed by SPB board member Anita Williams and offers a beautiful array of colors and textures using drought-tolerant plants. The landscape was installed in March 2016 with the help of TruGreen Landscape Contractors.

   
  
 
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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}    Last fall we set our sights on a blighted wall at the tennis courts of Orange Grove Park. SPB teamed up with the City Public Works department and the South Pasadena Arts Council to transform the spot into something visually cheerful and charming.  Public Works replaced the old wall and SPARC member and local artist, Kelly Conte, led a group of SPHS student artists to create and paint the mural.  The mural depicts three swimmers at the  "Plunge", the old South Pasadena swimming pool which was located at the site of the tennis courts many years ago.  Once the painting is completed the surface will be covered in an anti-graffiti protective sealant.  Many thanks to all to helped make this project successful. 

Orange Grove Park Mural

 Last fall we set our sights on a blighted wall at the tennis courts of Orange Grove Park. SPB teamed up with the City Public Works department and the South Pasadena Arts Council to transform the spot into something visually cheerful and charming.

Public Works replaced the old wall and SPARC member and local artist, Kelly Conte, led a group of SPHS student artists to create and paint the mural.  The mural depicts three swimmers at the  "Plunge", the old South Pasadena swimming pool which was located at the site of the tennis courts many years ago.

Once the painting is completed the surface will be covered in an anti-graffiti protective sealant.

Many thanks to all to helped make this project successful. 

   
  
 
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     City of South Pasadena River Rock Sign   On February 20th and 21st SPB members worked cleaning up the trail along the Arroyo Seco and the "City of South Pasadena" hillside rock sign adjacent to the 110 freeway. Volunteers cleared out dead brush, weeds and of course lots of trash. After weeding the hillside, California poppy seeds were scattered and hopefully we will be rewarded with a hillside of orange blooms after the coming rains.  The trail is used by runners, horseback riders, and dog walkers. The clean up makes the area look safer and friendlier for more people to use.  More work will be tackled in the coming months. Contact us via our contact page on this site to find sign up for our next clean up.

City of South Pasadena River Rock Sign

On February 20th and 21st SPB members worked cleaning up the trail along the Arroyo Seco and the "City of South Pasadena" hillside rock sign adjacent to the 110 freeway. Volunteers cleared out dead brush, weeds and of course lots of trash. After weeding the hillside, California poppy seeds were scattered and hopefully we will be rewarded with a hillside of orange blooms after the coming rains.

The trail is used by runners, horseback riders, and dog walkers. The clean up makes the area look safer and friendlier for more people to use.  More work will be tackled in the coming months. Contact us via our contact page on this site to find sign up for our next clean up.

South Pasadena Public Library Sustainable Landscaping