Mother’s Beach breaks ground for greener playground; sustainable materials include recycled tires

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gothers beach green eco-friendly playgroundCity 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.


4 Responses to “Mother’s Beach breaks ground for greener playground; sustainable materials include recycled tires”
  1. Gwen says:

    how come mayor bob foster knew NOTHING about this when asked yesterday? who is funding it?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Gwen,

      The green playground at Mother’s Beach will cost $272,282 and is funded by the city from the parks budget.

      According to an article in the Gazette, the new playground will also bring the park’s equipment up to current safety standards, and conform with standards set for by the American Disabilities Act.

  2. Jamie says:

    Why doesn’t Councilmember Gary DeLong’s website say anything about this? Easter Sunday falls on April 4, 2010. says “Mother’s Beach Playground Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt, Sat, Mar 20, 9 am – Mother’s Beach Park, 5839 Appian Way, Long Beach
    Join Councilmember Gary DeLong, the Long Beach Department of Parks Recreation and Marine, and the N.I.A. as they break-ground on the installation of new playground equipment at Mother’s Beach Park. Following a few short remarks there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.”

    How is March 20th related to or near enough to April 4th to call this an easter egg hunt? Why doesn’t say anything about the egg hunt? Do you people verify your postings or do you think it funny to make families with little kids struggle to go to non events?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Jamie, did not mention the the Easter Egg because I haven’t heard any information about it. The Mother’s Beach park groundbreaking did not include an egg hunt … and the article above does not mention one.

      We are not affiliated with the website you mentioned and have no influence on the content of their articles.