PRESS RELEASE

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

8/7/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:080718A
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Fall Class Registration is Going on Now
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




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:

  1. Visiting www.lbparks.org and clicking on “Online Registration” under “LB RecConnect.”
  2. Calling 562.570.3111.
  3. Visiting the Registration Reservations Office at 2760 Studebaker Rd., anytime from Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Classes that are offered include many different topics and activities for various ages, such as:

  • Lil Sprouts Cooking Classwhere preschoolers can learn to create healthy snacks. They can learn to express themselves with art and Spanish language immersion classes. Other fall offerings include music, dance, gymnastics soccer, tee ball and preschool reading and math.
  • Art classes for youth, which include cooking, hip hop dance, musical theater, reading and math development, and music. Additionally, young athletes can hone their skills in basketball, ice skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, martial arts, volleyball, skateboarding and soccer.
  • Classes for teens to help them prepare for obtaining a driver’s license, writing a winning college essay, and staying active in sports.
  • Classes for adults, which include photography, sewing, knitting, quilting, ceramics, painting, dancing, and the art of voiceover. Students can also learn how to train a dog.
  • Dance, yoga and Zumba® classes for fitness, that are catered to adults 50 years of age and older.

“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.

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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.