FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 050614
Public Invited to Drake / Chavez Greenbelt Dedication on May 10
Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and the Departments of
Parks, Recreation & Marine and Public Works invite the public
to the dedication of the Drake/Chavez Greenbelt, on Saturday, May
10, at 10 am. The entrance is on the south side of Anaheim Street
at Daisy Avenue.
"The Drake/Chavez Greenbelt is a very noteworthy project, because
it will create continuous parkspace by linking existing parks,"
Mayor Bob Foster said. “The Drake/Chavez Greenbelt will
drastically improve recreation opportunities and the quality of
life for the entire community.”
“The Drake/Chavez Greenbelt will provide needed open space
and recreational activities while contributing to the
revitalization of the downtown area,” said Vice Mayor Garcia,
who represents the First Council District. “By acquiring 31
acres of former industrial and abandoned railroad property and
developing it into wetlands, habitat, and active and passive
recreation areas, we will be able to realize a long wished for goal
of creating a 64-acre park from Cesar E. Chavez Park to Drake Park
and also Loma Vista Park.”
The continuous park space between Anaheim Street and Broadway will
create linkages to the Los Angeles River Bike Path via a parkway
trail leading to Anaheim Street. Two new soccer fields will
be constructed as part of the project.
Funding for the approximately $15 million project has come from the
State of California, the Los Angeles County Park and Open Space
District and the former Long Beach Redevelopment Agency.
For more information about the Drake / Chavez Greenbelt dedication
event, call 562.570.3150.