Residents opposed plans for a giant sound wall and fought to get a natural barrier from the Port of L.A. The $55-million park spans nine blocks with a fountain, lawn, promenade, barbecues and playground.
A grassy 30-acre park opened in the port community of Wilmington on Saturday, prompting cheers from residents who had successfully blocked the construction of a gigantic sound wall that they feared would hem them in from the sea.
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