There is little doubt that the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department will grant the rights to a polo field in the Sepulveda Basin.
Remember, they are the same people who eliminated an enormous open picnic area in favor of a fenced and locked archery range.
Walkers, bird watchers, parents who would like to see their children run with the wind and those who picnic in a park have no political clout. Polo players (there must be dozens of them!) and archery equipment manufacturers have all the muscle.
If it isn't an arts park, race track or rowing ditch, it's some other cockeyed scheme to destroy the Basin--like a polo field. What in heaven's name is our city recreation department thinking about?
BENNETT J. MINTZ