The City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department hosts a kickoff community workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday March 31st, rain or shine, to encourage public input on planned landscape and playground improvements for Reed Park, at the northwest corner of Lincoln and Wilshire Boulevards, Santa Monica.

At the meeting, the design team, led by Katherine Spitz Associates, will take neighborhood and community comment on the proposed project and will use that information to develop a design for landscaping the southern street edges of the park, the area between Miles Playhouse and the tennis courts, as well as an expanded children’s playground planned for the seldom-utilized shuffleboard and horseshoe court area.

A discussion and question and answer session are scheduled after a slide presentation.

Preliminary results of a survey mailed to more than 4,600 residents and businesses surrounding the park, and distributed widely in the city, will also be presented.

The project, funded in 2005, was originally envisioned in the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a 20-year plan for more than $142-million worth of improvements to Santa Monica’s parks, open spaces and community facilities.

The city is celebrating the Master Plan’s ten-year anniversary this year.

The Reed Park site is served by Big Blue Bus Lines 2 and 3, and is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodation requests, or to request this information in alternate format, call (310) 458-8310 or TTY (310) 458-8696 by Tuesday, March 27th.