Community Invited to Discuss Playground

A potential contractor for the new accessible playground at South Park will speak to the community at a meeting tonight.

The committee working on developing the new playground for South Park in Hermosa Beach is holding a meeting tonight for a presentation by Natural Playgrounds, a potential vendor.

According to committee member Beth Rohrer, the committee has met with other vendors.

"The difference [with Natural Playgrounds] is that it's all natural," she said about the company presenting tonight.

Last month the committee held a contest in which city students submitted their ideas about what they think would be a good playground.

"We looked at all their ideas," Rohrer said, adding that they were placed on a spreadsheet. "So we have a tally."

The most popular idea seems to be a treehouse of some sort.

The playground will replace what is now a skating rink and community garden. Rohrer said that the garden is already re-locating. The future playground will not only provide an area for children between the ages of 5 to 12, but will be fully accessible for children with disabilities.

The meeting runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center Theater, 710 Pier Avenue. Attendees should enter the theater through the western entrance off the courtyard, as the lobby will be in use for another event.

Jeff Cohn May 09, 2012 at 08:52 PM
This park has so much potential. However, everyone should make it their number one priority to vote no on oil drilling across the street. This park will be almost worthless if they start oil drilling 100 yards away. I would suggested joining the Stop Oil Facebook group. There are 367 people in our group who might participate and also support the playground. http://www.facebook.com/groups/205515542883238/
Michael Keegan May 09, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Hopefully the children can handle the doses of sulfur dioxide that will present in the area of the park from the adjacent oil drilling project.
H. Schwartz May 17, 2012 at 05:03 PM
South Park was an elementary school when the Stinnett wells were pumping and producing oil "100 yards away". The school wasn't " almost worthless" and there was never a "sulfur dioxide" problem or complaint,additionally,oil drilling and pumping technology has GREATLY improved since then. The children are actually the reason we should drill, it will help our schools. These are facts, not emotion.
Jeff Cohn May 17, 2012 at 09:16 PM
@ H. Schwartz then why were the Stinnett wells removed if there is so much oil? Here are some dangers sited by the California Coastal Commission on the proposed Macpherson project. http://www.nobpinhb.com/2012/05/dangers-to-hermosa-beach-residents-if.html


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