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Pacific Park in the News June 2022

Published on June 30, 2022

Pacific Park is regularly featured in news articles, vlogs, and the media. Below are our picks for the top news and blogs mentioning Pacific Park and the Santa Monica Pier for April to June, 2022.

Runners in grey shirts preparing to start the Rick Crocker 5K at the Santa Monica Pier in May 2022

Fox 11 News, Los Angeles

Rick Crocker 5K gives reminder of true meaning of Memorial Day

“Rocker’s picture was front and center on the t-shirts of 5k runners. This was the 17th anniversary of his death. A Marine band performed. The chief of the Santa Monica PD Ramon Batista addressed the crowd of about 100 runners. The event was sponsored by the Police Activities League (PAL). Crocker had been a PAL officer and is remembered as “a mentor to vulnerable youth.””

Riders enjoying Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

US News and World Report

16 Top California Theme Parks

“Located on the pier of Santa Monica, the beachfront Pacific Park is another boardwalk theme park jam-packed with things to do and see. You’ll find 12 thrill rides within the park, including an oceanfront roller coaster and the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel.”

Photo courtesy of @vickiepynchon

A couple gazes at the Pacific Wheel lit in red, white, and green, the colors of the Mexican Falg, on Cinco de Mayo. Photo by @plaztikz0ul.


Celebración del Cinco de Mayo en el sur de California

“La tradicional rueda en el Muelle de Santa Mónica mostrará una bandera mexicana de 90 pies en honor a la victoria en la batalla de 1862. Los patrones rojos, blancos y verdes también adornarán el costado de la atracción masiva, que se puede ver en persona o a través de su cámara web.”

Photo courtesy of @plaztikz0ul

A group of athletes sit on stationary bikes preparing for a fitness event and fundraiser at the Santa Monica Pier.

Southern California Life Magazine

Pedal on the Pier

“The 10th annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser returns on Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 12-4pm transforming the iconic Santa Monica Pier into a high-energy outdoor cycling studio to raise money for the Harold Robinson Foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s under-resourced children in South Los Angeles with year-round, camp-based programming beginning with a life-changing, three-day overnight camp experience.”

Rams fans stand next to the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy with views of Santa Monica Beach in the background.

ABC Los Angeles

LA Rams take their Vince Lombardi Trophy on the road with Southern California tour

“L.A. Rams fans are getting a chance to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy in person, and pose for pictures, as it goes on a tour across SoCal… On Sunday, it was in Inglewood, home to SoFi Stadium, and the site of the Rams’ historic Super Bowl championship win in February. The tour is free and open to the general public. People can take photos with the trophy, meet the L.A. Rams Cheerleaders and Rampage, the official team mascot, and pick up some merchandise. The next stop will be the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 30.”

U.S. Energy Secretary tours green Santa Monica Santa Monica Daily Press | Photo by Clara Harter

Santa Monica Daily Press

U.S. Energy Secretary tours green Santa Monica

“Granholm was in town on an Earth Day mission to study what she called Santa Monica’s “magic elixir” — the special sauce that has led to the City achieving LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible status for green energy use and conservation. Her morning began with a visit to the solar powered Ferris wheel at Pacific Park.”

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has been featured in over 1,000 movies, TV shows and music videos, and is regularly featured in the press. As the most Instagrammed location in Los Angeles, the Pier regularly hosts social media influencers, Twitch streamers, YouTubers, and content creators. For more information on partnering with Pacific Park, read about media inquiries for the Santa Monica Pier.

Feature image courtesy of @rams