FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 020715
City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Dock 10 in Rainbow Harbor
City officials today celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of Dock 10, which is located at the mouth of Rainbow Harbor in Downtown Long Beach. The new dock facility is 514 feet long and includes an ADA accessible gangway, smooth concrete walking surface, and safety lighting.
"This public facility is another step forward for the City of Long Beach as we enhance Rainbow Harbor and our beautiful waterfront," said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The new Dock 10 will help promote recreational boating, and also boost local business activity by improving public access to Rainbow Harbor, Shoreline Village and other areas of Long Beach.”
Shore power is provided so boats can use their electrical equipment without running their engines and generating emissions. The new dock also includes three sewage pump-outs connected to the sewer system, potable water, fire extinguishers and an emergency telephone. Its lifespan is expected to be twice as long as the 313-foot-long deteriorated wooden dock it replaced at the same location.
“This new dock significantly increases public mooring capacity for residents and visitors to enjoy our wonderful City and its shops, restaurants and attractions,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal.
Long Beach is one of the greatest locations in California, if not the United States, for boating. Boats are protected by a series of offshore breakwaters and by a natural south-facing bay. Long Beach offers the boating public rapid access to open water, prevailing winds and close proximity to Catalina Island. Sailing conditions in Long Beach are practically perfect year round.
With 3,600 boat slips, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine operates the nation's largest municipal marina system. The Rainbow Harbor, Shoreline and Alamitos Bay Marinas generate more than $52 million in direct and indirect spending to support the local economy, according to a 2013 economic study.
The construction cost was approximately $2.5 million, which was provided from the Tidelands Fund.