An Easter egg hunt and rally will be held to call attention to the proposal for a public park at Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 17.
Marina del Rey citizens’ groups say they have organized this event as a community co-operative rally for recreation, “Walk to Save our Park.” The event will include a five-minute walk to the nearby site which has been proposed as a two-acre park for the last 15 years but has still not been built, said group spokesperson Carla Andrus.
“The park was promised as required mitigation to offset new residential developments under the county’s land use plan approved by the California Coastal Commission in 1996,” Andrus said. “A coastal improvement fund was set up at the time for park construction and this fundnow contains more than$100,000, plus accumulated interest.
“We want our park,” Andrus continued. “We want the county to deliver on this broken promise and break ground on our park. Final decision rests with the California Coastal Commission, and the purpose of the egg hunt is to insist that the Coastal Commission protect the site for public recreational use and enjoyment.”
Activities will include games, bunny face painting, arts and crafts, Easter treats, and egg coloring, prizes, music, and volleyball.
Information about event, Andrus, (310) 306-3181.