top of page

Belvedere to look into carcinogenic potential of rubber playground surface

Belvedere parks officials are facing tough questions about whether a pour-in-place rubber surface material that’s planned for Belvedere Community Park playground contains cancer-causing chemicals — and whether exposure to those chemicals would be hazardous to children. At a Nov. 12 Belvedere Parks and Open Space Committee meeting, Chair Bryan Kemnitzer and Public Works Director Robert Zadnik agreed to look into the issue with the project’s architects and report back. As it currently stands, officials say a manufacturer for the rubber surface has not been decided on, so they don’t know whether the material will contain carcinogens.

For the complete story, pick up this week's edition of The Ark on newsstands or SUBSCRIBE NOW for home delivery.



Recent stories

Support The Ark’s commitment to high-impact community journalism.

The Ark, twice named the nation's best small community weekly, is dedicated to delivering investigative, accountability journalism with a mission to increase civic engagement and participation by providing the knowledge that can help sculpt the community and change lives. Your support makes this possible.

In addition to subscribing to The Ark for weekly home delivery, please consider making a contribution to support independent local journalism. For more information, contact Publisher & Advertising Director Henriette Corn at or 415-435-1190.​

bottom of page