City of Long Beach
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333 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine hosted the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) Health Plan Volunteer Day at El Dorado Park West, to celebrate SCAN’s 40th anniversary. More than 100 SCAN employees and family members participated.
“Long Beach has been home to SCAN for the entirety of its 40 years as well as home to many of its employees,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are proud of the partnership that exists and congratulate SCAN on their 40th Anniversary.”
The volunteers assisted with painting inside the community center and around the building. In a matter of two hours, they painted 70 trashcans, two backstops, the walls of the roller hockey rink, five storage containers and a concession stand.
“We always look for ways to give back to the Long Beach community, so we were thrilled when Councilwoman Stacy Mungo offered us the opportunity to work on the El Dorado Park West Community Center,” said SCAN CEO Chris Wing. “I am extremely proud of SCAN employees and their families who came out to refurbish the park, which houses a bustling senior center. Not only did we have a fun time together, but we were able to honor SCAN’s mission and dedication to serving seniors.”
The community center and park is revitalized, and participants who utilize the center regularly are enjoying the fresh new look.
About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is one of the premier parks and recreation departments in the country, is consistently recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, and has received the national Gold Medal Award four times. PRM operates 170 parks with 26 community centers; two major tennis centers; an animal shelter; one of the busiest municipal golf systems in the country with five courses; and the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation with over 3,200 boat slips. More than 3,200 acres are developed for recreation. The Department offers approximately 2,400 contract classes (fitness, health, enrichment) to people of all ages (newborn to senior) every year; after-school programs at 26 sites during the school year; and summer programs for youth 5-12 years old. Other unique sites include multiple community gardens, a municipal cemetery, more than 38 miles of bike trails, 10 dog parks, and eight skate parks.