1411 Atlantic Ave
Peace Park was dedicated on January 24, 2004 at 10 a.m. by Bonnie Lowenthal and Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. The .40-acre Park provides much needed recreation space in central Long Beach. This latest addition moves the City closer to its Open Space Plan goal of adding 1,000 new acres of park and to raise the number of acres for every thousand people to eight.
"Converting this lot into much needed green space had been a dream of mine for years. I cannot believe how beautiful the space has become. Peace Park will be another beacon for our neighborhood," said Councilmember Lowenthal. Peace Park is located at 14th Street and Atlantic Avenue and provides children's play equipment, shady benches and green space for recreation.
Approximately 150 third and fourth grade students at Roosevelt Elementary School held an essay contest to choose the park name. Fourth-grader Le'Niesha Johnson's entry "Peace Park" was selected by a judging panel comprised of Councilmember Lowenthal, Roosevelt School Vice Principal Christie Granada, and Ren Payne from the Linden Historic District. The $90,000 park construction costs were funded from the City's Mini Park fund.
This park was opened January 24, 2004 with a playground, walking path, and lawn area. The site had been parking for a shopping center across Atlantic Avenue that was never used. The site was owned by the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency in the Central Project Area and they provided it for the park. The mini-park adjoins the Sea Mist Senior Housing project. The Conservation Corps of Long Beach assisted with the construction. Funding was from the Mayor's Mini-park Program and Park Impact Fees.
Playground, park benches, and green space.