Playground, basketball court upgrades now up and running
Upgrades to the playground and basketball courts at Santa Monica’s Marine Park are now up and running.
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.