City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Registration for new fall recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is going on now. The community is invited to explore and register for more than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, and special interest subjects; and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in September. These programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation for preschool aged children to adults.
“Our nationally recognized Parks, Recreation and Marine Department has just published their 56-page ‘Recreation Connection’ guide to recreation classes for young children to senior citizens,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Look for one in your mailbox, stop by your local library or park community center to pick one up, or find the digital version online. Don’t miss out on great ways to improve your life and connect with new people.”
Those interested can register for a class through one of three ways, including:
Classes that are offered include many different topics and activities for various ages, such as:
“I encourage all residents to invest in themselves by enrolling in a Parks, Recreation and Marine recreation class, or selecting from the many free activities and programs,” said Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Gerardo Mouet. “There are hundreds of opportunities available to get or stay fit, improve skills and most of all have fun!”
Free Recreation Programs
The “Recreation Connection” also lists dozens of free activities including after school programs, Fall Fun Day programs, Halloween activities, youth sports leagues, teen centers and senior centers. Free use facilities include skate parks, dog parks, fitness zones, bike and walking paths, and more.
Residents can visit www.lbparks.org to see the digital version of the “Recreation Connection” or pick one up at a local park or library.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 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, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
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 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit www.lbparks.org. Please “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LongBeachParks.