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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 082023-4
City of Long Beach Temporarily Closes Parks, Sports Facilities for Recreational Use and Beach Parking Lots Due to Severe Weather System
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562.570.INFO (4636)
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Long Beach, CA – Effective at noon today, Aug. 20, the City of Long Beach is temporarily closing all City-run parks, trails and sports facilities for recreational use as well as beach parking lots. This action comes out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the community, as the severe weather system from Tropical Storm Hilary is expected to impact Long Beach and surrounding cities today, Sunday, Aug. 20, and Monday, Aug. 21.

This action will continue through at least noon on Monday, Aug. 21. City-run parks, including open spaces and sports facilities, are closed for all active and passive recreational use including walking, hiking, running, sports activities, picnics and gatherings. This includes all public trails, trailheads, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, golf courses, dog parks, playgrounds, skate parks, public park parking lots and picnic areas. Beach parking lots are also closed, with the exception of the Claremont Parking Lot (5400 E. Ocean Blvd.) and the Lifeguard Station lot at 72nd Place and Ocean Boulevard for sandbag and sand distribution, while supplies lasts. If closures are extended, the City will send out follow-up notifications.

Summer programming and daycare services at park community centers remain open.

Residents are encouraged to shelter in place during the height of the storm to avoid getting stuck in unsafe flood, wind and rain conditions and to keep the roads open for City emergency response workers.

More information about the City’s emergency response efforts for Tropical Storm Hilary are available here.

Long Beach residents are encouraged to sign up for Alert Long Beach to receive emergency notifications from the City and to follow the City on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) and follow #LBRain on social media for updates. If residents need additional information regarding Tropical Storm Hilary as it relates to Long Beach, they can call 562.570.INFO (4636), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (times may be extended as needed).