Aquarium Beautification Project Ground Breaking Ceremony
The City of Manhattan Beach presents the Roundhouse Aquarium Beautification Project Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m.
A gift to Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and the State of California, the Harrison Greenberg Foundation Roundhouse Beautification Project will bring a new state of the art aquarium to the famed red-roofed Roundhouse at the end of Manhattan Beach Pier.
Designed by world renowned Cambridge Seven Associates, known for Baltimore’s National Aquarium and many more around the world, the modernization will offer visitors a free marine education and bring little hands in contact with their favorite sea creatures with the assistance of OTS (Oceanographic Teaching Stations).
The community is invited to join over 100 project supporters at the Groundbreaking Ceremony. A reception will immediately follow at The Strand House, just a short walk up from the pier
Honoring the past, inspiring the future. ~ This has a heartfelt meaning for Michael Greenberg, SKECHERS President and father of Harrison Greenberg. Harrison was 19 when he passed away, unexpectedly, in April 2015.
“Harrison’s love for the ocean, sea life and Catalina inspired this undertaking and he would be very proud of us and this project.” says his father Michael, “I committed $1.25 Million to the restoration and redesign, but soon after we realized the needs of the project were going to be much greater…to do it right we would be closer to $4 Million.”
With the support of local families around the South Bay, the recognition and dedication areas are filling up. But there are many more naming opportunities left, including a beautiful Kelp Wall, where family and children’s names can be dedicated and showcased.
To learn more, visit the website at https://www.roundhousebeautification.com.
The Roundhouse Aquarium is located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The Strand House is located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
by Judy Rae