WATCH VIDEO of COUNTY PARKS NEEDS ASSESSMENT of the Marina - Burton Chace Park 1.30.16. Participants expressed a desire to have more parks and habitat areas at the Marina. While the Assessment focused on local resident needs, several speakers were concerned with County Wide use of the Marina. They referred to U.S. Congress' definition of the purpose of taking 950 acres of Ballona Wetlands for a Small Boat Harbor and Recreation area in 1954 Documents 389 and 780.
KEEP FREE public recreational parking, DON'T BUILD Boat Central.
KEEP public access to the public boat ramp, commercial fishing boats, whale watching, groups meeting for long-distance bike rides, runs, walks to Manhattan Beach, Malibu, Santa Monica, etc.
This area should be reserved for public recreational facilities, not commercial development.
Parcel 9U is part of the Marina Del Rey Over-Development. In the last 60 years, public recreation and the initial 6000 boat slips have shrunk in favor of commercial businesses, hotels, condos, and apartments on leased land Los Angeles County asserts it owns. With each new lease, more recreational area and parking set aside for either parks or parking lots have disappeared.