PRESS RELEASE

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

6/13/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061319-2
Subject:
Free Recreation Programs in Long Beach Parks Start June 17
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




children playing jump rope at the park
With longer summer days and kids on school break, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) offers ten weeks of free recreation programs planned for youth and families.

“The City’s summer parks programs provide safe and inviting opportunities for families and kids and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “By keeping parks programmed during the day and many activated in the evening, families have positive and safe activities to enjoy together.”

“Summer Fun Days” engages children ages five to 12 in supervised fun, including sports, games, arts and crafts and special events. This is a free drop-in program with no custodial child care. The program will run Monday through Friday, from June 17 to August 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Daily program schedules are available at http://bit.ly/summerfundays.  

“Be S.A.F.E.” (Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment) is a program that supports neighborhoods by extending free supervision hours at designated parks during the evening and employing neighborhood youth. Be S.A.F.E. offers arts and crafts, outdoor games, sports, science activities, computer labs and more. By keeping selected parks activated in the evening hours, residents have many options for recreation and spending time together. The program will be offered Monday through Friday, from June 17 through August 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free Be S.A.F.E. movie showings also will take place at Long Beach parks this summer, made possible by sponsorship from the Port of Long Beach. Movies that will be screened include “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and more. A complete listing is available at: http://bit.ly/BeSAFE2019.

In addition to the Be S.A.F.E. movie showings, Signal Hill Petroleum, in cooperation with Partners of Parks, will sponsor the popular “Movies in the Park.” The series attracts thousands of people every summer. This year’s season runs from June 17 through August 21, and movies begin at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, picnic style dinner, and family and friends. A list of this year’s movies is available at http://bit.ly/MoviesinthePark2019.

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: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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 the 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, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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