Long Beach : Marine Stadium Landscaping Plan

Long Beach will work to preserve its tide pools and make part of its shoreline more accessible to visitors by landscaping and building a walkway along the Marine Stadium End Beach and developing a park nearby.

City Council members approved the project despite complaints from one man who said plans to convert an existing building into a public restroom would promote lewd behavior in the area.

The landscaping and walkway will cost about $400,000.

The park, called Fieldstone, will be developed at the south end of Spinnaker Bay Homes and will include a lagoon and L-shaped dock. It will cost $750,000 to $900,000. Funds for both parts of the project would come from a developer, who has not been chosen, and from city funds set aside for tidelands and beach projects, said Susan Heimos of the city Parks and Recreation Department.