Marine Park Playground and Basketball Court Improvements Open for Summer Recreation

July 7, 2022 1:21 PM

The City of Santa Monica invites the community to enjoy Marine Park (1406 Marine Street), the newest upgraded playground in Santa Monica.

The playground’s “Marine + Santa Monica Coast” theme celebrates community spirit and pride in the unique and beloved spaces found along the West Coast. From the “lifeguard tower” play structure to the “aquarium” merry-go-round spinner, to the iconic signage of the Pier to Route 66, Santa Monica references abound throughout the playground.

The playground’s inclusive design offers ample space and a barrier-free environment for children of all abilities and their families to interact and play together. This inclusive, universally accessible playground features separate play structures for children 2-5 years old and 5-12 years old, improved pedestrian access, rubber safety surfacing, a sand play area, shade structures, fencing, and seating. The $1.2 million project was funded by local Parks and Recreation Impact Fee revenues and a grant from Prop 68 the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.

In addition to playground safety upgrades, other Marine Park improvements include basketball courts resurfacing and repair and the upcoming parking lot paving and restriping.

Earlier this year, City Council approved the 22-23 budget to continue to invest in improvements to the City’s parks and open spaces. The Douglas Park Playground Safety Upgrades Project is anticipated to kick-off in spring 2023 with community outreach beginning in the summer.

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