Mother’s Beach Playground
Marina del Rey, California
Gruen Associates services for the Mother’s Beach Playground included the redesign, demolition and replacement of the original Mother’s Beach Park built in the early 1970’s. This involved assessment of necessary upgrades relative to current standards of design, safety, aesthetics and contemporary “kid” appeal. Achieved in the park’s $175,000 renovation was conformance with current ADA/ASTM standards and requirements, provisions for varied-age user group needs, integration of social/physical play concepts, and the introduction of ancillary amenities such as picnic/rest/viewing areas, parking, bike trials connections, thematic park entrance gateways and transitions to traditional beach activities.