PRESS RELEASE

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

6/7/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 060719
Subject:
Long Beach Unveils New Bayshore Lifeguard Station
Contact:
Jennifer Carey
Executive Assistant
Department of Public Works
562.570.6522
Jennifer.Carey@longbeach.gov




Earlier today, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the new Bayshore Lifeguard Station. Located at 5415 E. Ocean Blvd, is the first pre-fabricated lifeguard station in Long Beach, which provided a savings on both construction time and cost. The station will offer improved public safety to the Bayshore area and surrounding beach locations.

“Public safety is always our number one priority in Long Beach, and this new and improved lifeguard station provides our hard-working Marine Safety crews with a place to offer great card and rescue services,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

In addition to the Lifeguard Station, the Wibit aquatic playground has returned with three new extensions, including a climbing tower, a trampoline and a tilt and spinner.

Construction of the 524-square foot, prefabricated building was a combined effort between the City’s Public Works Department, Exbon Development Inc. and the Public Restroom Company. The new building replaced a wooden structure that had extensive damage. The upgraded facility includes storage space, changing rooms and showers for safety personnel, along with an area to provide first aid to the public.

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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