PRESS RELEASE

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

4/16/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 04161902
Subject:
City to Offer Youth Recreation Programs in Local Parks During School Spring Break
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




During the upcoming school spring break, from April 22 through April 26, the City of Long Beach will offer free youth and teen recreation programs at various parks throughout the city. Parents and guardians also have the option of registering their child for an El Dorado Nature Center workshop for a low-cost fee.

Spring Break Fun Days  - Free

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will offer “Spring Fun Days,” extended supervision (drop-in, non-custodial care) recreation programs at neighborhood parks. Children ages five through 12 years old can enjoy free games, crafts, sports tournaments, field trips and more. The programs are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday from April 22 through April 26. The public can visit https://bit.ly/1Ga7Boi for daily program schedules.

“The free programs for youth and teens offered by Parks, Recreation and Marine will provide opportunities for safe fun for youth over the spring school break,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Programs are offered throughout the city, so that all families have easy access.”

Spring Break Fun Days take place at the following park locations:

Admiral Kidd

2125 Santa Fe Ave.

Bixby

130 Cherry Ave.

Chavez

401 Golden Ave.    

Coolidge

352 Neece Ave.     

Drake

951 Maine Ave.     

MacArthur

1321 Anaheim St.

M.L. King Jr.

1950 Lemon Ave.

McBride

1550 M.L. King Jr. Blvd.

Orizaba

2935 Spaulding Ave. 

Pan American

5157 Centralia St.

Ramona

3301 E. 65th St.    

Seaside

1401 Chestnut Ave. 

Scherer

4600 Long Beach Blvd.

Silverado

1545 W. 31st St.

Somerset

1500 E. Carson St.

Stearns Champions

4520 E. 23rd St.   

Veterans

101 E. 28th St.

Wardlow

3457 Stanbridge Ave.

Whaley

5620 Atherton St.

Spring Break Teen Programs - Free

Teens can also participate in free spring break activities at Admiral Kidd, Chavez, Coolidge, McBride and Silverado Parks and at the Freeman Center (1205 Freeman Ave.). The public can visit https://bit.ly/1Ga7Boi for daily program schedules.

El Dorado Nature Center Spring Break Programs

Children ages five to eight (must have kindergarten experience) can participate in nature-themed workshops during spring break at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.). Each one-time session is from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $20. Those interested can register at www.lbparks.org. Below is a list of upcoming workshops:

  • April 22: Jewels of the Air (all about hummingbirds), Course #30785.
  • April 23: The Worms Crawl In, The Worms Crawl Out, Course #30786.
  • April 24: Kaleidoscope (discover colorful birds, animals and plants, Course #30787.
  • April 25: Nature Rocks! (art and music), Course #30788.
  • April 26: Coyotes, ‘Possums and Skunks, Oh My!, Course #30789.

Spring Break Programs are part of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s strategy for helping youth stay healthy and safe while developing the confidence and skills to succeed academically and socially.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit http://longbeach.gov/. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space, and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan, provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs, maintains public marinas, and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.

For more information about the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube

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