Rendering courtesy of PARA.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Promenade Square Park Tot Lot, located at The Promenade North and East First Street, will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 10:00AM, and the city would like to extend the community a cordial invitation.
“This new tot lot will serve the many growing families in the Downtown core,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “I am proud and grateful for the community creating the vision for this tot lot and helping to fund it.”
The project was initially spearheaded by the Promenade Area Residents Association (PARA) responding to the growing need for a park, especially a tot lot, as more downtown families have grown to include more children.
The Tot Lot will include a slide, climbing structures and climbing rocks, a park bench and playground safety surfacing, while the design will complement the existing aesthetics of Promenade Square Park and The Promenade, according to the release.
“Our friends and neighbors saw the possibility of this new tot lot, and we have worked tirelessly and given generously to make it a reality,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal in a statement. “This is very important to the community and I am glad we are finally able to break ground and move towards completion.”
The total project cost is $192,000 and is supported with $75,000 in one-time infrastructure funds from the Office of Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, $20,000 from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, $10,000 from the Downtown Long Beach Associates, $7,300 raised by the Promenade Area Residents Association and $5,000 from the Molina Family Trust.