PRESS RELEASE

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

5/7/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 050719-3
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Class Registration Underway
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




children playing at the beach
Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is now underway. More than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in June.

In addition to fee-based classes, the “Recreation Connection” also lists dozens of free and low-cost activities for families, youth sports leagues, teen centers and senior centers.

“The new Parks, Recreation and Marine “Recreation Connection” is full of ideas for summer fun,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I am proud to see so many activities offered throughout the city so that all residents have access to safe and healthy outdoor experiences.” 

“I am excited about all the great summer programs we are offering throughout the city,” said Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Gerardo Mouet. “From week-long theme camps for kids, free family programs at parks, and events planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the El Dorado Nature Center, there are hundreds of ways to make this a memorable summer.”

New classes for summer 2019 include options for every age range.

Preschool

  • Little Hoopers basketball for ages 3-7.
  • Little Hoopers Next Level for children ages 4 and up.

Youth

  • New Specialty Camps, including Celebrity Chef Favorites and Five Ingredient Feast.
  • Floor hockey, golf, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.

Adults

  • TGA Premier Volleyball including drills and games that improve skills. 

Residents can register using a variety of methods: online at lbparks.org, by calling 562.570.3111 or by visiting the Registration Reservations Office (2760 Studebaker Rd.) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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: FacebookTwitterInstagram, 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 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube

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