Palisades Recreation Center Dedication and Board Meeting

The playground at the Palisades Recreation Center is not handicapped accessible, and a replacement is needed. There will be updates about the playground at the PAB meeting.

Prior to the quarterly meeting of the Palisades Park Advisory Board (PAB) on Thursday, January 18, a special dedication will be held at 6 p.m.

The Rec Center and Board will present a plaque to the Toppel Family for its donation, which will allow volleyball at the Center. The dedication will take place at 6 p.m. in the Small Gym and PAB will provide refreshments. Please RSVP to

The PAB meeting will take place in the Small Gym, 851 Alma Real Drive. The agenda includes a special presentation of a donation check for the volleyball program by Haldis Toppel. Election of new officers is slated to take place. Proposed new board members will be announced by Jasmin Dowlatshahi. Current PAB members are Andy Starrels, Rick McGeagh, Maryam Zar, Janet Anderson, David Card, Rob Webers, Bob Benton, Mike Skinner, Mike Thomas and C.J. Laffer.

Dowlatshahi will speak about ongoing safety concerns at the park and vandalism.

There will be an update on park improvements, such as the  playground and restrooms, which are not ADA accessible.

Board member concerns/announcements will be taken on the update of coastal access for George Wolfberg Park at Potrero and there will be report on the fields by the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association.

General public comments will be addressed at the end of the meeting.

Meetings scheduled for PAB for the coming year are Thursdays, April 18, July 18, and October 17.

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