Miracle on Fourth Street Park
1518 E. Fourth
Monday - Friday: 3-6p.m.
This was the City's first mini-park in a new program of building parks on single lots in park deficient areas. Offered to the City for an interim use by the adjoining property owner, the City leased the property in February 2000 for the cost of development and upkeep. The Leadership Long Beach (LLB) class of 2000 undertook the park's development as a class project. With a design and general contracting by City staff, LLB held public meetings to gain input, raised funds, arranged for donated labor by the Job Corps, and Conservation Corps of Long Beach, and ran a park-naming contest at Burbank Elementary School. The park opened in November, 2000.
The City bought the site in 2004 with Park Impact Fee funds. The park is improved with a playground, bench seating, turf a mural and varied landscaping. The City also leases a garage area in the adjacent commercial building for conducting afternoon art classes.
Miracle on Fourth Street Park received a Program Excellence Award from the National Recreation and Park Association. The judges noted the involvement from both public and private entities, and design elements that reflected community input and that maximized available space.
Playground, Open Space.
Cultural Art & Recreation programs for youth.