May 29, 2007
2007 Pier Swim – This year marks the 57th consecutive swim around the Huntington Beach Pier. The swim will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. Participants must sign up before Thursday, May 31, in the Community Services Department on the fifth floor of city hall. Late signups ($15 no T-shirt) will be taken the day of the event from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. on the beach. Pre-registration is $17 with T-shirt and $13 without.
Huntington Beach Adventure Playground – The most popular kid place in town, Adventure Playground in Central Park, will open mid-June through mid-August. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more children and birthday parties must make reservations by calling Community Services at 536-5486 through mid-June, and 842-7442 thereafter. The fee is $2 per resident and $3 per child in groups, birthday parties, and nonresidents. Adults are free. Please remember that donations of wood and tools are appreciated at Adventure Playground.
Summer Adult Softball - The Adult Summer Softball leagues have started, and many of the 331 softball teams have been enjoying the Huntington Central Park Sports Complex, in addition to the other traditional fields within the city of Huntington Beach. Games are played Monday through Friday nights and all day on Sunday. Teams playing in Huntington Beach this summer include: 180 Men’s, 119 Coed, 20 Senior Men’s, 7 Senior Women’s, and 5 Senior Coed teams. Senior Men’s team registration is expected to increase as a new Thursday league will be starting very soon. Overall registration numbers in the city of Huntington Beach continue to stay strong each season as teams come to Surf City to play in great weather and on great fields. League play will continue into August.
Website Access to Construction Plan Holders List - Subcontractors and other interested parties can now access the city website to get updated plan holders lists. This upgrade is a real time-saving device for the Public Works Department. On large projects, the department would receive several daily calls from prospective subcontractors who wanted to know who has purchased plans. By using the website, anyone can access the information that is updated nightly. Information can be found by going to http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/, and selecting the Business Category, then to Bids and RFPs, and to the words Public Works Construction Projects in blue, and finally to Current Advertised Projects. Detailed project descriptions and all plan holders information can be accessed by scrolling down the page.
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