Sunset View Park

Owner: City of Signal Hill

Landscape Architect: Urban Arena

Located on the southwest corner of Skyline Drive and Hill Street in Signal Hill, Sunset View Park is a distinctive viewing park designed to utilize the direct western exposure and allow visitors to enjoy the breathtaking Pacific sunset. The architect for the park, Urban Arena, created a unique art piece where visitors can stroll across an inlaid design featuring the planets orbiting around the sun. The columns are set up as a solar calendar to mark the spring and fall equinox and the summer and winter solstices. On these particular days, the setting sun shines through vertical channels strategically placed on the outer columns to cast a shadow on the main column.