Hours: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Greeneblt Heights Greenbelt opened to the public on September 10, 2016. It was the first phase of the greenbelt improvement project along the Pacific Electric Right of Way (PE ROW) between 7th and 8th Streets near Roswell Avenue.
The area has native and drought tolerant trees and shrubs, benches and natural seating areas, and a 10-foot-wide decomposed granite pathway, that enhances Long Beach’s “walkability” and “bikeability” by adding routes for walkers and cyclists.
Greenbelt Heights is the first completed project of the Pacific Electric Right of Way South Master Plan, for the development of the former Pacific Electric Red Car rail line into an area with recreational amenities. The project construction cost of $254,000 was funded with the City Gas Tax.
Historically, the greenbelt was used as a train track that came from Los Angeles to Zaferia Station in Long Beach and then on to Orange County. This 10.94-acre site at 4th Street and Park Avenue, between 11th Street and Loma Ave. was acquired in 1963 when the Pacific Electric Railway abandoned its right-of way south of 11th Street and Loma Ave.
Amenities, Benches, Bike Path, Landscaping Walking Path