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We Opened Another New Park

Release Date: 2018-03-26

This weekend we had the grand opening celebration for the Red Car Greenbelt, our newest park space that will enhance Long Beach’s walkability and bikeability with a newly paved path that adds routes for walkers and links to the to the Colorado Lagoon and bike path on 6th Street.

The Red Car Greenbelt, paid in part by your Measure A dollars, is a 3.66-acre project with drought-tolerant native landscaping on the former Pacific Electric Right-of-Way, between Park Avenue and Ximeno Avenue. The project is part of the Greenbelt Master Plan, which starts at the intersection of Park Avenue and 4th Street and extends northwest to Loma Avenue.

The project features trailheads at the entrance on 4th Street at Park Avenue and at the entrance on Ximeno Avenue, south of 7th Street. The 6th Street Bike Boulevard crosses the trail at 6th Street and connects the Greenbelt to the City’s bike route network.

The project would not have been possible without our amazing city team in Public Works, Parks & Recreation, and Councilwoman Suzie Price.

The new park also features:

  • Pathway lighting
  • Trail boulders for seating
  • Trash receptacles and doggie bag dispensers
  • Wood grain textured concrete fencing at entries
  • Secondary decorative concrete pedestrian trails along the length of the greenbelt, connecting to local streets adjacent to the greenbelt

The Red Car Greenbelt was made possible by funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Proposition A Competitive Grant funds from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District, the Los Angeles County Supervisor District Funds Program, Measure A, and from Councilwoman Suzie Price’s Office.

I hope you have a chance to enjoy our new park soon!