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Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach to reopen

Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, a towering pile of sand that has attracted fitness buffs and power walkers for years, will reopen Monday.

But anyone wanting to march up the 100-yard dune for the ultimate cardiovascular workout will now have to make a reservation to do so.

City officials closed the park in August for restoration after the dune was eroded because of excessive use. Residents near the towering wave of sand also complained about noise, trash and a lack of parking spaces in the area because of the park's popularity.

Since it closed, the City Council has looked for ways to respond to those complaints. Among the ideas were adding parking meters or imposing permit parking in the nearby residential areas. The parking revenue would help pay for maintaining the dune, at a cost about $120,000 a year, according to a Times article.

The Daily Breeze reports more on the dune's reopening.

-- Ruben Vives

 
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If they allow ATVs to ride on the dunes, this is good news. Otherwise, keep it closed. If I can't enjoy it, why should anyone else?

Hello, LA! Open up an OHV park at one of the beaches and you'll rake in millions of dollars that is going to Pismo.


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