All Inclusive Playground at the Beach

Address 913 Pacific Coast Highway
Phone (714) 536-5486
Park Hours

Park curfew 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.
View Park Rules.

Description

At the November 6, 2017 City Council meeting, Mayor Delgleize celebrated with the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach and the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach for their generous donations to the city’s first ever All Inclusive Beach Playground.  The idea of an accessible beach playground began in 2007. At that time, the Community Services Commission as well as the City Council approved the concept and location for the playground with understanding that the project would begin once funding became available.

Through a community effort, the project re-gained traction and was placed on the Capital Improvement Project list for fiscal year 2015/16. Staff then took the project through a Coastal Development Permit process and received entitlement approval in 2016. Although the City had already received a $40K donation from an individual community member, as well as a $5K recycling grant, funding for the project was lacking. The Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Huntington Beach championed the project and garnered the support of their members to come up with cash needed to fund the project. Rotary Club of Huntington Beach generously donated $50K and the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach was able to raise $25K toward the project. Those donations, together with City Park Funds closed the gap!

The playground can be accessed from existing asphalt pathways and the surfacing of the play area will be made with ADA approved rubberized surface to provide wheelchair access. Dave Bang & Associates designed the playground to accommodate the needs of people with all abilities. It exceeds the total number of accessible areas and ground elements to meet all inclusive playground standards, and provides a great opportunity for integrated play.

The playground is anticipated to open in Spring 2018.


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Planning Commission meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meeting Agendas, Action Agendas, and Minutes are available to view online.


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