Children visiting will now have something new to smile about.
On Sat., Jan. 14 the Cerritos City Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe to commemorate the completion of the improved playgrounds at the park on 166th Street.
A $150,000 Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District grant funded the play area project, which was installed by Creative Contractors.
Play equipment at the park's main and east playgrounds were removed and replaced. The playground surfaces, once covered with woodchips, have been replaced with rubberized material.
The main playground features two sets of equipment -- one for 2 to 5-year-old children and another for 5 to 12-year-old children. Kids can now enjoy slides, climbing structures and a crow's nest with wheel. The colorful play areas also feature umbrella canopies, new colored concrete walkways and new turf for the main playground.
The east playground is for 2 to 5-year-old children and features slides, climbing equipment and a driver's panel.