Jesuit Schools Network Tour of Ballona Discovery Park

The Center for Urban Resilience was asked to host a tour of Ballona Discovery Park for 70 of 800 visiting members of the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) Colloquium retreat at Loyola Marymount University, held June 20, 2022 through June 24, 2022.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Lisa Fimiani and Roya Shahnazari were joined by Patrick Tyrrell from Friends of Ballona Wetlands to lead over 70 people in 3 separate groups through the Park as part of the JSN’s experiential options during the week of the Colloquium.

Members walked the Watershed Walk, learned about the history of Ballona and the indigenous people, and saw native plants and birds of the area.  The unique partnership of LMU, Playa Vista and the Friends, in leading educational tours and research opportunities out of the Park, at the trailhead of the Ballona Wetlands, makes the Park a desired location for out-of-towners and locals alike to “Experience Ballona!

Our Center was pleased to be able to provide a rich experience for these folks from around the world!