South Park reopened in Hermosa Beach on January 23, 2016, after Phase 1 renovations were completed on the universally accessible playground!
The city spent more than $950,000 on demolition and construction with the help of community volunteers pushing the project through. This inspiring playground is designed to foster friendships and understanding among people of all abilities and ensure children have a safe, sensory-rich, natural and inclusive place to play.
With the help of local residents, artists and musicians, a fundraiser in March netted more than $5,000 toward the rebuild of the nearby Community Garden. Attendees wholeheartedly embraced the project and the forty garden plots sold out in just 20 minutes. Each plot is 3 feet by 4.5 feet. Everyone who gets a plot is able to garden for two years, and then they turn it over, and the next forty people on the waiting list take over.
While South Park has come a long way, it’s still not quite finished. Volunteers are still actively fundraising for Phase 2 construction, which will bring additional accessible play equipment, accessories for the park’s lookout point and swinging bridge, the children’s garden, shaded areas, as well as benches and tables.
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