SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica will celebrate the grand opening of the North Beach playground to the public on Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. at 810 Pacific Coast Highway. According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, the newest universally accessible playground joins the ranks of four other beachside playgrounds for sand-side fun north of the Santa Monica Pier and east of the beach trail at Montana Avenue.

Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis and the Recreation & Parks Commission Chair John C. Smith, followed by play for kids between the ages of 2 to 12.

“With the addition of the North Beach playground, families visiting Santa Monica State Beach will now have five unique locations to make play a bigger component to having a great day at the beach,” said Karen Ginsberg, Director of Community and Cultural Services. “This playground also complements Santa Monica’s South Beach playground, Ocean Park playground, Muscle Beach’s equipment for kids and the Annenberg Community Beach House playground.”

The playground includes separate playing areas for children 2-5 years old and another for children 5-12 years old. Both play regions are highlighted by barrier-free equipment such as a two-mast space net, a bird nest basket swing, and a sensory garden. To obtain more details about the North Beach playground visit: