Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach, Jan. 5, 2016

What do you want to see at Polliwog Park?

Manhattan Beach is asking for the community’s input on a $1 million project to replace the equipment at the city’s largest park.

The current equipment and surfacing, originally installed in 2002, has reached the end of its useful life, according to Linda Robb, a Parks and Recreation management analyst.

“The target for the new installation is Spring 2020,” Robb said in a May 14 email to The Beach Reporter. “We want to solicit as much public input as possible so that we can have a playground that will offer fun play and creative opportunities.”

Residents are invited to take a brief survey online, view and vote four potential designs on the city’s website through May 23, Robb added.

“It’s very important we hear what the community wants,” she said.

The designs - submitted by playground manufacturers including RECWEST, Great Western, Kompan and Miracle Playground - include everything from ‘a log cabin retreat’ to sea-themed pirate ship details.

Robb said a design will likely be selected at a May 28 Parks and Recreation meeting, if all goes according to plan.

“From the chosen design, specs will be developed for the Request for Proposal and bidding process,” she added.

Polliwog Pond will still function as a retention basin, designed to store storm water during heavy rains, according to Robb.

"The manufacturers were given this information to consider for the materials used in their designs," she said.

For more information or to participate in the survey, visit

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