Imperial Beach/South Bay
We can never have too much fun! Children in these COVID-19 times still need to play.
The City of Imperial Beach is a small town, 4.2 square miles, in Southern California with a population of approximately 26,000. The city is located at the Mexican Border and the Pacific Ocean with a population of mostly active and retired military. As a small town without an industry or a major store, it has a very small tax base. There is not enough funding for a park project. The current playground at Veteran's Park is dilapidated and needs renovation.
The park is located in the center of town in the same lot as a Boys and Girls Club, a preschool, a community center, the Library and a dog park. We know that this grant will provide the impetus for the community to gather together post-COVID. The Imperial Beach/South Bay Kiwanis Club, in partnership with the City of Imperial Beach will renovate this park to provide children of all ages and abilities with opportunities for growth, learning, social skills and personal development. It will also provide a source of stability to children whose parents are serving in the military.