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Council to decide fate of carnivals at Lions Park

September 18, 2007

Costa Mesa City Council members are already considering a skate park at Lions Park, and on Tuesday they’ll talk about whether to continue to allow carnivals there such as the one that accompanies the Lions Club’s annual fish fry. It’s part of a larger discussion on policy regarding carnivals at all city facilities.

The problem with the fish fry carnival is that the damage it causes to the ball field takes several weeks to repair, and the city doesn’t own a large space with a concrete surface, which would be better suited to heavy rides and other carnival equipment. Recreation manager Jana Ransom is asking the council to suggest a policy for carnivals that could include fees or added requirements for groups wanting to hold carnivals.

The Costa Mesa City Council meets at 6 p.m. at 77 Fair Drive. To view the agenda, visit www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us.

— Alicia Robinson

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