Polliwog Park has been added to the city facilities where lights will go out for one hour Saturday in observance of Earth Hour.
City hall, the Manhattan Beach Pier and Polliwog will be turned off from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The city asks residents and businesses to also observe the hour of lights out by turning off all non-essential lights as part of "Earth Hour 2013," a global event led by the World Wildlife Fund.
Wagner Investments, Manhattan Denim and D’Boutique will be participating, and Old Venice will serve a candlelight dinner in honor of the initiative, said Carmany.
Residents are also asked to go beyond the hour. “After the lights come back on, think about what else you can do to make a difference by way of energy preservation,” said Carmany.
The city's Public Works staff will be at Polliwog and the pier, remaining close to the electrical rooms should the lights need to be turned back on in an emergency, said City Manager David Carmany.
A Park Ranger will patrol Polliwog and a Manhattan Beach Police officer will be at each location to provide community assistance as need, said Carmany.
The "lights out" efforts are put in place to demonstrate the city’s support for the global event that seeks to raise awareness about energy conservation.
For more information and ideas for Earth Hour activities, please visit the Earth Hour website and sign up to show you will be participating in Earth Hour.
In 2012, 6,950 cities and towns across 152 countries participated in the movement of jointly turning off all non-essential lights for one hour.