Santa Monica's Greening Project will turn a section of the 2030 Ocean Avenue beach parking lot to "natural turf." According to the Santa Monica Mirror, the turf “will be built to allow automobile parking on it during peak periods (such as holidays and summer weekends)." But the rest of the year, the turf can be used by people. Apparently, this is how natural turf is used at the Rose Bowl. The project, which will be done by the end of the year, will hopefully look better than this rendering (which very may have come from a "Donkey Kong" video game).
(Rendering from SM Mirror)
· Santa Monica Introduces Beach Greening Project [SM Mirror]