Annenberg Community Beach House

Santa Monica, California
Managed by LA Waterkeeper

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public facility located on 5 acres of oceanfront property. The Beach House started with the development of the property at 415 Pacific Coast Highway as an opulent private estate for actress Marion Davies in the 1920s. In the 1990s, the City of Santa Monica ran the facility, known as '415 PCH,' until the 1994 Northridge Earthquake severely damaged all structures on site. The Annenberg Foundation provided a $27.5 million grant that paved the way for the site's rehabilitation.

The site opened to the public as the Annenberg Community Beach House on April 25, 2009. The Beach House combines elements of the historic Marion Davies Estate with new amenities to create a truly unique community destination that's open to all - no membership required. Year - round, enjoy a varied schedule of cultural programs, classes, free tours of the Marion Davies Guest House, gallery exhibits, and sand courts for beach tennis, volleyball and soccer. During summer, added offerings include the pool, Monday Fun Day activities, beach games, a Rec Room with board games and ping pong, plus summer classes.

The site is fully accessible, including a pool lift and beach wheelchair. Reservations are offered - though not required - during the summer (through Labor Day) for the pool, parking, beach volleyball and tennis courts, soccer fields, and canopies. Beach volleyball, tennis, and soccer reservations are available year-round.

For more information, visit their website at: http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Annenberg Community Beach House is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Beach water is tested either once a week or 5 days a week by the City of Los Angeles Environmental Monitoring Division (EMD), County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LACDHS), and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD). Freshwater swimming holes, falls and creeks are tested by Council for Watershed Health (CWH) approximately once a week in the summer.

Sample results are emailed from EMD and CWH to LA Waterkeeper, who updates the swim status and information in Swim Guide.

In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational open beach waters. Single sample maximum levels are 104 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform density based on the five most recent samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 200/100 ml, Fecal and Enterococci density shall not exceed 35/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions, most popular beaches are often monitored 5 days a week.

In Los Angeles County bacteriological objectives for freshwater recreation are based on e.coli density. The 30 day geometric mean e.coli density shall not exceed 126/100ml and a single sample limit not to exceed 235/100ml.

Swimmers are advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain. Swimmers are also advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following a rain event in the area.

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Annenberg Community Beach House

Santa Monica, California
Managed by LA Waterkeeper

WATER QUALITY
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The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public facility located on 5 acres of oceanfront property. The Beach House started with the development of the property at 415 Pacific Coast Highway as an opulent private estate for actress Marion Davies in the 1920s. In the 1990s, the City of Santa Monica ran the facility, known as '415 PCH,' until the 1994 Northridge Earthquake severely damaged all structures on site. The Annenberg Foundation provided a $27.5 million grant that paved the way for the site's rehabilitation.

The site opened to the public as the Annenberg Community Beach House on April 25, 2009. The Beach House combines elements of the historic Marion Davies Estate with new amenities to create a truly unique community destination that's open to all - no membership required. Year - round, enjoy a varied schedule of cultural programs, classes, free tours of the Marion Davies Guest House, gallery exhibits, and sand courts for beach tennis, volleyball and soccer. During summer, added offerings include the pool, Monday Fun Day activities, beach games, a Rec Room with board games and ping pong, plus summer classes.

The site is fully accessible, including a pool lift and beach wheelchair. Reservations are offered - though not required - during the summer (through Labor Day) for the pool, parking, beach volleyball and tennis courts, soccer fields, and canopies. Beach volleyball, tennis, and soccer reservations are available year-round.

For more information, visit their website at: http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Annenberg Community Beach House is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Beach water is tested either once a week or 5 days a week by the City of Los Angeles Environmental Monitoring Division (EMD), County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LACDHS), and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD). Freshwater swimming holes, falls and creeks are tested by Council for Watershed Health (CWH) approximately once a week in the summer.

Sample results are emailed from EMD and CWH to LA Waterkeeper, who updates the swim status and information in Swim Guide.

In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational open beach waters. Single sample maximum levels are 104 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform density based on the five most recent samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 200/100 ml, Fecal and Enterococci density shall not exceed 35/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions, most popular beaches are often monitored 5 days a week.

In Los Angeles County bacteriological objectives for freshwater recreation are based on e.coli density. The 30 day geometric mean e.coli density shall not exceed 126/100ml and a single sample limit not to exceed 235/100ml.

Swimmers are advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain. Swimmers are also advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following a rain event in the area.

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