Mother’s Beach breaks ground for greener playground; sustainable materials include recycled tires
2010-03-19 · By Editor
City officials, including Councilmember Gary DeLong and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, will break ground for the new Mothers Beach Playground on Saturday, March 20 at 9 a.m.
The Mother’s Beach playground is green project that will provide the community with a children’s play area, new play equipment, rubberized surfacing made from recycled tires, and new benches and landscaping.
As part of the Long Beach Sustainable City Action Plan, the playground equipment comes from a certified Green playground manufacturer. Minnesota-based Landscape Structure, produces playground equipment mostly with recycled materials and says they are “committed to creating inspiring play experiences for children while honoring the environment.”
“Countless studies have indicated that outdoor play is becoming a thing of the past, and that this is profoundly impacting the health of our children,” explained Steve King, cofounder and chairman of Landscape Structures and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Landscape Structures’ playgrounds are designed to encourage children to get off the couch and into the outdoors to appreciate the world around them. Certified to the latest versions of the highest standards in quality and environment responsibility, the company has been recognized for its commitment to an environmentally conscious manufacturing process.
Mother’s Beach (Marine Park) is located at 5839 Appian Way, Long Beach. For more information about the Mother’s Beach Playground Project groundbreaking ceremony, call (562) 570-3165.