PRESS RELEASE

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

10/9/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:100918B
Subject:
Public Invited to Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 14th Street Park Expansion Scheduled for October 10
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the 14th Street Park Expansion on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9 a.m., located at 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard.

“14th Street Park has been a community and city partnership for many years,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Block by block, recreational amenities have been added, and now we mark the start of an exciting expansion that will create an eastern gateway to the park.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will be the first step in creating an eastern gateway to 14th Street Park with hardscape, landscape and a gateway sign. An empty restaurant building on the site will be demolished to provide an eastern gateway to 14th Street Park.  Following demolition, through the park design process, the City, in partnership with the community to fine tune park elements.

“I am so excited to be able to continue the expansion of 14th Street Park,” said Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez. “Over recent years, we have seen improvements including a Ka-Boom-sponsored playground, the Michael K. Green Skate Park, a basketball court, fitness zone, and new street game courts. Adding even more open space will fill a big need for our residents.”

The demolition and future park expansion will be funded by a $250,000 grant from the County of Los Angeles Fourth District Supervisorial Funds, $100,000 Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds, and supplemental Park Impact Fees.

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.

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