Pepperdine University Park in Malibu
There’s an atypical site of forever green carpeted landscape overlooking the Malibu cliffs over the Pacific Ocean along Pacific Coast highway. What is this place? Why is it so unusual?
Green park in Malibu next to Pepperdine University.
Well, for the majority of the year Southern California landscape looks like a burned out desert.
The images you’ll find on internet of California simply don’t correlate with the reality. Southern California is a very dry place, only a few tropical plants can tolerate these harsh climatic conditions. Thus seeing this garden of Eden in a part of California where water is sparse is a bit odd yet very refreshing.
Unordinary Pepperdine University Alumni park &
Waves of Flags Display
A perfect place to make a quick stop while exploring Malibu. The place just as tranquil as it is vibrant with the unnatural greenery.
The University’s Alumni Park is the most frequently requested campus filming location by production companies due to its expansive grass-meets-sky horizon line — a rarity in the southland!
It’s 26 acres of green lawn and trees front the University’s private property along Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway. On paper, Alumni Park is divided into nine sections and each is reservable.
One of the most impressive times to see the lawn is during the annual Waves of Flags Display.
Pepperdine to Honor 9/11 Victims with Waves of Flags Display
Every years the University props a field of American flags in solidarity with the East Coast following the events of 9/11. Pepperdine University appropriately captures the life changing events important to all the people all over the world, and thus you may see flags of other countries. Former and current citizens of countries from all over the world display their sympathies during the annual flag parade.
We had an opportunity to visit the campus during one of thoese displays. A trully touching experience.
Pepperdine University Park with kids
If you are passing by the park on your way to Malibu beaches, or going up north on Pacific Coast Highway the ever green lawn is a perfect pit stop. You may have a chill brunch under the shade of numerous trees dispersed throughout the park. Throw a ball or even take out your RC airplane for a spin. Almost every time we pass the Pepperdine park we see families with children hanging out on the lawn.
Also there’s a sweet Malibu Bluffs Park across from PCH with plenty of free parking where locals play soccer with children. You will find plenty of space for kids to run around with Instagram worthy views of the Pacific ocean.