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Sherman Oaks Castle Park Needs a New Sign

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Some people might be surprised to find out that Sherman Oaks Castle Park, that great place for a miniature golf date, is actually a city owned and operated facility. In a time when the city is searching every corner for a buck or two to fill the depleting city coffers, the park is symbol of an idea past that should be duplicated.

Castle Park has four simple components--batting cages, a video arcade, food and three mini golf courses--that earns the city $3 million annually. And as times get tough for everyone, advertising is all so important. Back in 2007 high winds damaged the streetside illuminated sign forcing managers to temporarily put up a bland temporary one as they tried to get a new sign put up, but old city codes did not allow for the new sign's approval. A new ordinance is a couple years out, but the city needs to make a choice--update the code now or risk losing revenue.