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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 120314
Public Invited to Grand Re-Opening of Miracle on Fourth Street Park
Jane Grobaty

Mayor Robert Garcia, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Public Works invite the public to the grand re-opening of Miracle on 4th Street Park after a recent renovation. The event will be held on Saturday, December 6, at 10:30 am at Miracle on 4th Street Park, 1518 E. 4th Street. 

"Miracle Park is a wonderful example of the power of public-private partnerships," said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are grateful to the adjoining property owner and the Leadership Long Beach Class of 2000 for working to make this project a reality."

The park got a much-needed facelift, thanks to $63,850 in one-time infrastructure funds.  The park was renovated with new walkways, landscaping, turf, irrigation, site furnishings, new playground safety surfacing, new tetherball equipment and a fresh coat of paint on the playground. 

“Although only 0.14 acres, this park makes a huge impact in this neighborhood,” noted Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal. “The renovations will improve safety and functionality to serve the hundreds of youth and families that visit the park each week.”

The City leased the park site from the adjoining property owner in February 2000 for the cost of development and upkeep. The Leadership Long Beach Class of 2000 took on fundraising for the park's development, and the park was opened to the public in November 2000 with a playground, bench seating, turf, varied landscaping and a mural. The City purchased the park site in 2004 with Park Impact Fee funds, and currently leases space for the activity room in an adjacent commercial building to conduct after school programs.

Please call 562.570.3150 for more information about the event.