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Sand Dune Park Options to be Unveiled Tuesday Night

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Two designs for Manhattan Beach's now-shuttered Sand Dune Park will be unveiled tomorrow night prior to a special city council meeting in hopes to find a compromise between users and neighbors, according to the city's calendar via the Daily Breeze. The designs come from a UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program led by a neighbor of the park.

"Their designs are based upon the desire for high-quality recreation in a healthy ecosystem, while minimizing impacts to the neighborhood," explained the website. "The public is invited to see the final design solutions for the park which range from restoration of the dune habitat to expanded educational and recreational opportunities for adults and children. A number of the students and the instructor will be on hand to explain their work and their reasoning behind it. In this intermediate design class, Environmental Analysis and Planning, students investigate the natural, historical and cultural factors that impact land-use design and apply these methods to real-world problems."

Because of its popularity, Sand Dune Park temporarily closed in August and then indefinitely closed in October, pending solutions. A rally took place in March.