Beethoven Street Elementary School in Mar Vista has announced a $100,000 campaign to build Beethoven Park, a new community park on the school campus.

Beethoven Park, which is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, will be used by children at the school and will also be open to the public.

School officials said Beetho-ven Park will transform the current kindergarten yard into a vibrant, shaded community playground.

The park will include a new play structure, a sandbox, a mini-amphitheater, a colorful, winding track, a basketball hoop, and painted surfaces to promote creative play — all set within a tree-lined landscape.

School officials said the park is made possible by an initial $25,000 grant from a committed private donor.

The Friends of Beethoven Booster Club is raising the remaining funds through foundation grants, corporate sponsorship and a neighborhood cam- paign.

“Community participation is key to a school’s success,” Los Angeles Unified School District School Board president Marlene Canter said of the project.

City Councilman Bill Rosen-dahl agreed, saying he “strongly supports the creation of Beethoven Park, a safe and accessible public playground that would benefit the children in our community.”

Friends of Beethoven is a nonprofit organization composed of Beethoven Street Elementary School parents that raises money to supplement school programs and partner with community organizations to improve the classroom and campus environment.

Information,

www.friendsofbeethoven.org/ beethovenpark

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