Greater Whittier Regional Aquatic Center
Address: 8028 Pioneer Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606
Owner: County of Los Angeles Public Works
County Project Manager: Jorge Gutierrez
Playground Design: SWA Group & LSI
Construction and Installation: Morillo Construction & Play Foundations
Products: Landscape Structures Inc play equipment, SpectraTurf unitary rubber surfacing
Photos by: Anna Alverio
Designed as a part of the main entrance to a brand new recreational aquatic center, this Landscape Structures playground for 5-12-year-olds offers a fun play space for kids, perhaps before swimming lessons or while a sibling is inside swimming. The surfacing design plays on the facility’s water theme with three “islands in the sea” where the larger center island is a 3’ raised play “mountain” with colorful play equipment encircling it including a Rollerslide and custom climbing net; plus Noodle Pods, hill loops and wavy poles that add to the feel of water splashing on the lush green shores. There is also a Chatter Noodle talk tube so kids can send messages from one end of the “sea” to the other.
This playground will certainly become a great place for kids to make new friends and get swept away in waves of fun.