Musical performances liven afternoon at San Pedro park

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- There's new enthusiasm coming to an old park.

The 100-year-old Anderson Park and Senior Center hosted "A Day in the Park." The event included an afternoon-long series of musical performances.

The 1.7-acre park is the only one in downtown San Pedro.

Recently, Andersen Park has received some much-needed attention.

Neighbors have complained about the rise of homelessness in the park. Park officials say sidewalk repairs and a new playground are just the beginning of an effort to make the park more attractive for visitors.

"A Day in the Park" was made possible by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Anderson Memorial Senior Center next to the park was built as a youth recreation center in the 1920s.