City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 032414
14th Street Park Fitness Zone Groundbreaking Event Planned for March 27
Jane Grobaty,

 Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Department of Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Thursday, March 27 at 2 pm.

"This new Fitness Zone will provide the Long Beach community with a free, convenient way to get a great workout at their local park," Mayor Foster said.

“Very soon, the community will have another opportunity to live a healthier, active lifestyle,” said Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, who represents the First Council District. “I'm also glad the Fitness Zone has ADA Accessible equipment as well.”

The Fitness Zone will incorporate:
Leg press machine with four seats

  • Lower body exercise machine
  • Stand up pendulum for abdominal exercise that accommodates four people at a time
  • Cross country ski machine that accommodates two people at a time
  • Vertical press for legs and arms (ADA Accessible)
  • Pull down lift for lats (back muscles) (ADA Accessible)
  • Chest press (ADA Accessible)
  • Press and pull for upper body exercise 


The Fitness Zone will have a colored paved path for circuit training. The work will also include some drain repair, and water-wise plant landscaping at the entry on Locust Avenue.

The 14th Street Fitness Zone is expected to be completed in May 2014. The estimated cost is $117,500, with funding from one-time infrastructure dollars.

For more information on the 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Groundbreaking, please call 562.570.3150.