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City Donates Funds to the Ocean View Park Playground Structure

City Donates Funds to the Ocean View Park Playground Structure
City Council to Consider Donation to complete fundraising efforts led by the Coastside Mothers Club and Half Moon Bay Rotary

July 19, 2011

HALF MOON BAY, CA – Community fundraising efforts to design, build and replace the playground structure at Ocean View Park began in March of 2011 and the Coastside Mother’s Club (CMC) has almost accomplished their goal to raise $65,000 by August 1st.  On July 19th City Council will consider a $10,000 donation from the City of Half Moon Bay to support the play ground fundraising efforts.

The Coastisde Mothers Club has worked closely with the Rotary Club to raise money to re-build the play structure at Ocean View Park.  Funds totaling over $45,000 have been raised through fundraising events, individual donations, corporate sponsorship and grants.  Over $1,300 was directly raised by the kids in the community through bake sales, lemonade stands and a four day play-a-thon by a local five year old.  “I’ve been very impressed with our community’s creativeness and dedication to the fundraising efforts” says Mayor Naomi Patridge.  Due to the City’s structural budget deficit, replacement funds for the playground were not available.  Cost savings from the 2010-2011 budget has allowed for the possible $10,000 general fund donation.

The City of Half Moon Bay has been very excited about and supportive of a community-led effort for the design and building of the new structure. This partnership not only saves City resources but involves the children in the process of choosing the new structure.

The current playground structure will be removed Saturday July 30th by community volunteers with the Redwood City Rotary and shipped at no cost to a City to Mexico.  The Redwood City Rotary has been providing used playground structures to communities near Mazatlan Mexico for over 18 years and cities such as Millbrae, Mountain View, San Carlos, San Jose and San Mateo have participated in their program. “We are really pleased that our playground can be re-used by another community in need” says Vice Mayor Allan Alifano. Members of the community who are interested in getting involved in rebuilding the play structure can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Installation of the new playground structure is tentatively scheduled for October 2011.

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