A.) The City has a Wild Bird Protection Ordinance that prohibits anyone from shooting, trapping, taking or injuring any wild bird, bird nest or egg within the City. The City has implemented a peafowl trap and removal program for all areas of the City, except within the boundaries of the Dapplegray Lanes and Strawberry Lane homeowners associations. If you have any questions obtaining a Peafowl Removal Permit or to obtain peafowl information, please contact City Hall at (310) 377-1577
How do I find out about the availability of Tennis Classes, Summer Camps, Nature Programs or other recreational programs offered by the City?
A.) Call City Hall, (310) 377-1577 and we can tell you about the schedule of the classes and help get you registered. Information about our Recreation Programs is also available in the quarterly Community Activities Newsletter. Classes are offered in Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (June), and Fall (September) sessions.
How do I have my City street tree pruned or removed?
Most City street trees are pruned on a 4 or 5-year interval. Residents can request permission, in writing, to pay for more frequent prunings or the removal and replacement of a City street tree. Removal requests are reviewed and approved by the Park and Activities Commission. For more information about the City’s street tree maintenance program or view restoration policy, please contact Mike Goldsmith at (310) 378-4504.
How do I reserve a sports field?
Sports fields are provided in Highridge Park (2 soccer fields and 1 softball field) and Howlett Park (3 baseball fields which convert into 2 soccer fields during the Fall months) and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis when not in use by one of the local youth sports organizations or reserved for a special event. The City’s annually issues sports field permits to AYSO Soccer, Silver Spur Little League, Peninsula Pony-Colt Baseball League, and Palos Verdes Peninsula Girls Softball League during the normal practice and league seasons for each sport. During the weeks between sports seasons, the City’s Maintenance Division implements turf improvement measures, which requires periodically closing the sports fields from public use. Although there are limited opportunities, individuals and organizations can reserve a sports field for a one-day special event. Contact Daniel A-Haja, for sports field rental fees, insurance coverage requirements, and permit application information at (310) 377-1577 ext. 110.
How can I reserve a park for a group picnic?
A.) The City has a first-come, first-served use policy for all parks except Ernie Howlett Park. Groups of 20 up to a maximum of 100 must obtain an Ernie Howlett Park Permit Application to hold a function at Ernie Howlett Park. A clean-up deposit of $50 must be submitted with the permit application along with applicable park use fee (20 to 30 persons @ no charge; 31 - 50 persons @ $30; and 51 - 100 persons @ $50). A small kitchen can also be rented at Ernie Howlett Park for a $25 use fee. Contact the RHE Tennis Club office at Ernie Howlett Park at (310) 541-4585 to schedule your group’s function.