North Beach Playground Grand Opening September 15
Newest Universally Accessible Playground opens for play
September 4, 2018
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – On Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m., the City of Santa Monica will officially open the North Beach playground to the public, the City’s newest universally accessible playground. It joins the ranks of four other beachside playgrounds for sand-side fun.
The public and media are invited to come out on September 15 to help the City welcome the newest space for family fun north of the Santa Monica Pier and east of the beach trail at Montana Avenue. Come check out the playground’s universally accessible design that inspires activity, mobility, and imagination in all children. There will be brief remarks by Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis and the Recreation & Parks Commission Chair John C. Smith, followed by play for kids 2 to 12.
"With the addition of the North Beach playground, families visiting Santa Monica State Beach will now have five unique locations to make play a bigger component to having a great day at the beach,” said Karen Ginsberg, Director of Community and Cultural Services. “This playground also complements Santa Monica’s South Beach playground, Ocean Park playground, Muscle Beach’s equipment for kids and the Annenberg Community Beach House playground.”
The playground will include separate playing areas for children 2-5 years old and another for children 5-12 years old. Both play areas are highlighted by barrier-free equipment such as a two-mast space net, a bird nest basket swing, and a sensory garden. These structures will allow for increased maneuvering space and are complimented by accessible surfaces and paths.
Visit santamonicaparks.org/north-beach-playground for more information.