The City of Torrance has begun renovating a popular local playground

Crews started installing a temporary fence and began removing sand from the Hickory Park playground early this morning. They also put up a construction fence.

Hauling material back and forth is only the beginning of the two-week project.

City officials say there might be some impact to the gates on the south side of  Hickory Elementary School. The principal, Ms. Schumacher, is excited about the project and says she will work with the City to make sure the students and their families are safe while work is being done.