Port Hueneme | Moranda Park – Saving a Local Treasure

Two Port Hueneme residents, David Scrivner and Rick Kehoe, spoke at two city council meetings recently about the past and current condition of Moranda Park. They spoke of how nice, clean and safe the park was in past years versus how now much of the part in unkept, trashy and has become a place that homeless use and suspicious activity takes place. Both stated how there use to be organized baseball, soccer and tennis events and a wonderful place that families went to for their children run around, picnic and just let their kids run around. David and Rick spoke about returning Moranda Park to its previous conditions, return of organized sports and a place that families could let their kids run free and not worry about falling because of a gopher hole or have people sleeping or drinking around the park. Also, open the concession stand and have a police presence at the park.

So far the city has resurfaced the tennis courts, pickle ball courts and the basketball courts plus are adding LED lighting and security cameras and gates at the entrance of the park to keep people out at night and having a possible entry to home bordering the park.

The two videos below cover the subject of the condition of Moranda Park and a response from Mayor Will Berg and City Manager Rod Butler on how the city is moving forward and planning to work on Moranda Park to bring it back to the beautiful park it use to be. Enjoy the video and email any suggestions or questions you may have to <[email protected]>.

 

Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme resident who is publisher of Port Hueneme News, a digital newspaper (facebook @huenemenews)  and host of  “Hello Port Hueneme” a video interview show about people, places and things in Port Hueneme.


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