FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 032114
Loma Vista Park Tot Lot Groundbreaking Planned for March 26
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Department of
Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a
new Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park, 1173 Loma Vista on Wednesday, March
26, at 1 pm.
"Not only will this new Tot Lot be pure paradise for children, it
will help them and their families on the road to a healthy, active
lifestyle," Mayor Bob Foster. “Park improvements help make
Long Beach a more appealing city.”
The project involves the installation of a play structure with
slides for children ages 2 to 5. The park irrigation will be
upgraded, two dead trees with be replaced, damaged fencing will be
repaired, two new benches will be installed, and a rubberized tot
lot surface will be added.
“This new Tot Lot will improve Loma Vista Park, by keeping
our children safe and giving them a place to play and get
exercise,” said Vice Mayor Garcia, who represents the First
The Loma Vista Park Tot Lot is expected to be completed in early
June 2014. The estimated cost is $116,000, with funding from
one-time infrastructure dollars.
The .14-acre Loma Vista Park opened on September 24, 2005 on land
provided by the Los Angeles County Sanitation District for a
mini-park. The park was designed as a passive recreation area with
a lawn area, trees and a custom bench with artistic elements. In
2007 the Arts Council of Long Beach added a mosaic of the sun and
solar system designed by Artist Steve Elicker and nearby Edison
Elementary School students.
For more information on the Loma Vista Park Tot Lot Groundbreaking,
please call 562.570.3150.