PRESS RELEASE

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

11/4/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 110419
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Winter Class Registration Underway
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




people performing an aerobics class
Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins today, Nov. 4. More than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in December. These programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation for everyone from preschool-aged children to adults.

“These recreation classes are a great opportunity for residents to express their creativity, stay healthy and learn new things,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I encourage the Long Beach community to take advantage of these programs.”

In addition to fee-based classes, the “Recreation Connection” program guide also lists dozens of free and low-cost activities for families, youth sports leagues, teen centers and senior centers. The program guide can be found at Long Beach public libraries, parks and community centers. It is also available 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. “See the issue’s eight-page park directory to learn about the amenities and activities at over 50 parks.”

New classes for winter 2020 include options for every age range.

Preschool

  • Lil’ Sprouts Cake Decorating
  • Toddlers and Babies Love Christmas Music
  • Horse Fun
  • Fundamental Basketball

Youth

  • Holiday Food Gifts in a Jar
  • Food Science
  • Cowboy & Cowgirl Winter Horse Camp

Teens

  • Basic Cooking for Teens
  • Driver’s Ed
  • Basketball

Adults

  • Fast Quilts
  • Salsa and Merengue Dance
  • Yoga, Movement and Balance

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: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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