PRESS RELEASE

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

1/30/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:013019
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Spring Class Registration Starts February 4
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) starts February 4. More than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in March. These programs provide opportunities for social interaction and learning, exercise and recreation, and growth and relaxation for preschool-aged children to adults.

“I look forward to getting the latest issue of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s “Recreation Connection” every quarter,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. This magazine is not only full of information about fee-based classes and sports leagues, but also free activities for youth, teens and senior citizens offered throughout the city for all residents to access.”

“Look for the publication in your mailbox, stop by your local library or park community center to pick one up, or find the digital version online,” said Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Gerardo Mouet. “This issue is full of information about upcoming indoor soccer leagues for youth, new classes, registration information for summer day camps, and information about the El Dorado Nature Center that will celebrate its 50th Anniversary this year.”

Many new classes will be offered for various ages, such as:

  • Preschool: Petit Ballet; Tiaras and Tutus (dance introduction); Amigos and Bamboleo Bebe (Spanish language immersion); B-Ballers Hoop School, and Little Ballers Next Level (basketball); Intro to Sports; and Tiny Tykes (soccer).
  • Youth: Super Hero Engineering using LEGO materials (April 22-26); Ballet/Tap Combo; Prima Ballet; Starz of Jazz (jazz dance); Local Animals and Human Interaction; Dragons, Magic & Response to Literature Essays; and Tee Ball Skillz.
  • Adults: "Top Flight on ICE" (learn to ice skate); Artist Walk In; Beyond Beginning Photography; Portrait Workshop; Transforming Photos into Paintings; Watercolor! Pure and Simple; 2 Step and Swing; Adult Tap; Fashion Makeup, a two-part series (career exploration); Guided Autobiography; Aerobics Lite; Affirmations and Hatha Yoga; CSI—Cardio Sculpt Low-Impact Aerobics; Yoga for Health and Wellness; Zumba® en Español; Guava Groove Ukulele; and Horse Fun.

There are three easy ways to register beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, including: 

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

Free Recreation Programs

The “Recreation Connection” also lists dozens of free and low-cost activities, including after-school programs, youth sports leagues, teen centers and senior centers. A park directory with listings of amenities and activities at over 50 parks is also included. Residents can visit www.lbparks.org to see the digital version of the “Recreation Connection,” beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, or pick up a printed copy at a local park or library.

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.

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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 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube