A towering sand dune in an otherwise-quiet Manhattan Beach neighborhood will reopen next week for exercisers, but under strict regulations, it was reported today.
Sand Dune Park had become overrun with fitness buffs, partiers and noise, and the City of Manhattan Beach fenced it off and closed it last summer to satisfy disturbed neighbors.
The Daily Breeze reports that usage will be throttled back by 80 percent starting Monday, when people with advance reservations will be admitted. The permits cost $3.50 per entry, and allow one hour of dune use.
The 300-foot-high sand dune on Bell Avenue offers a vigorous workout for those trudging to the top, as well as sea breezes and a view of downtown Los Angeles and the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains on some days.
Reservations can be made at the city’s website, www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us .