Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Re-Opening of Del Rey Lagoon's Playground

Los Angeles - The Department of Recreation and Parks along with Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and the Playa Del Rey community celebrated the re-opening of Del Rey Lagoon Park's Playground on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Playground renovations began in the fall of 2008 with the replacement of old equipment and the reconstruction of the parking lot. Features include a new climbing rock, slides and swings for tots. The new playground incorporates rubberized surfacing and sand, so young visitors get the best of both worlds. The project also included a restroom remodel which is 100% accessible (ADA compliant). The $800,000 project was funded by Quimby Funds and was completed by Recreation and Parks' Construction forces.

The re-opening celebration was filled with lots of fun and many surprises. Festivities included an official ribbon cutting ceremony followed by several free family activities such as pony rides, face painting, LAFD vintage fire truck rides and live music. Dale Inghram, voice of the hit television show elimiDATE, was the Master of Ceremonies and Willie Davis, NFL Hall of Famer and Playa Del Rey resident, made a special guest appearance. Even Superman flew in to check out the new playground and say hello to it's tiny visitors!

Del Rey Lagoon Park is located at 6660 Esplanade Place in Playa Del Rey 90293. For more information on this location or the Department in general, please call (213) 202-2700 or visit our website at http://www.laparks.org/.

Jane Kolb: (213) 202-2694