Located just southeast of the Lomita City Hall building and adjacent to the parking lot is the Demonstration Garden. The City’s Demonstration Garden was constructed with a grant from West Basin Municipal Water District and the use of matching city funds. The goal for the garden is to show a redesigned landscape utilizing efficient irrigation and drought tolerant plants in order to reduce water use and eliminate run-off. This garden has reduced water usage by over 70% and features plant identification signs for each type of plant. These plants are affordable and readily available at local nurseries.
Located across the street from the Lomita Railroad Museum, this 0.17 acre passive open space area contains two box car displays, picnic tables and park bench.
The City’s newest park Louis and William J. Teuchert Park was dedicated on April 25, 2017. Teuchert Park was made possible by the generous donation of Louis Teuchert, a long-time Lomita resident and a park grant from the LA County Park and Open Space District.
History of Teuchert Park
This all began in 2012 when Louis Teuchert contacted the City with an interest in donating this property to the City as part of his will. His original vision was to have this land utilized for a park or museum. Former Lomita Councilmember Jim Cole was instrumental in speaking with Louis at that time to ensure that his dream and wishes could become a reality.
Teuchert Park is also named in honor or Louis’ brother, Private First Class William Joseph Teuchert. William lost his life during the Korean War on August 27, 1951. This occurred during an almost 3 week battle where the Americans claimed a 2 mile by 3 mile area known as Bloody Ridge. Our side sustained 2,700 casualties. There were also an estimated 15,000 communist casualties. We can never thank them enough for what they have given, but we hope that this park stands as a reminder of the sacrifice and service of men like the Teuchert brothers.