By Jill Richardson, Dana Point

Back in August the parks department cut down trees in Lantern Bay Park that have been growing there for years to build a bocci ball court. I don’t recall any “official” notice to the public other than a small mention in the DP Times, months beforehand.

Why the trees were cut when there were so many other areas in this park that these courts could have been placed, is beyond me.

These trees in that area were being utilized and admired daily by the public—particularly yoga in the park.

The only reason I can think of why these trees were cut is that it enhanced the ocean view from the Marriott pool area—such a shame.

And, as of Dec. 13 that area is still gated off.

So I ask; how long does it take the city to build a bocce ball court?  Four and a half months later, money has been wasted, beautiful trees cut down, and the public is still waiting and paying for it. 

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