PRESS RELEASE

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

11/5/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:110518
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Winter Class Registration Starts Today
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 the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) starts today, November 5, 2018. More than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will start as early as December of this year. These programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation for preschool-aged children to adults.

“The Parks, Recreation and Marine Department’s ‘Recreation Connection’ publication is full of ideas for residents to improve their lives, stay healthy and meet new people,” 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.”

“I encourage all residents to get involved in our recreation classes, or in some of the many free activities and programs happening across the city,” said Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Gerardo Mouet. “The winter issue features an eight-page park directory with amenities and activities listed for over 50 parks.”

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

  • Preschool: Sign Language, Kindergarten Readiness, Science, Tee Ball League, and Mommy/Daddy and Me Soccer.
  • Youth: Lego Engineering, Crayola—World of Design, Radical Mad-ical Science classes, Mexican Folk Dance, Persuasive Voices writing class, and B-Ballers Hoop School.
  • Teens: Basic Cooking for Teens.
  • Adults: Amazing Art, Artist Group and Expressive Watercolor; Step Out and Socialize (for teens and adults with high functioning disabilities), Dog Behavior Training Positive Reinforcement, How to Sell on eBay, and Mixed Martial Arts.

There are three easy ways to register, 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 is also included. 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, 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, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.