PRESS RELEASE

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

10/22/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 10222021-4
Subject:
City Shares Plans for Lincoln Park, Seeks Feedback
Public survey online now, and community meeting set for October 28
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) and the Office of Councilwoman Cindy Allen are inviting the public to see plans and submit feedback for downtown’s redesigned Lincoln Park, which is set to reopen in 2022. The park has been closed since 2017 for construction of the Civic Center complex.  

Originally designated as Pacific Park in 1888 and renamed Lincoln Park in 1915 with the installation of the iconic Abraham Lincoln statue, Lincoln Park is the oldest park in the city. The new Lincoln Park, expected to open sometime next year, will be the finishing touch on the Civic Center complex that includes the recently rebuilt City Hall, Port of Long Beach headquarters and Billie Jean King Main Library.

City officials are hosting a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 28, for the community to learn more and give input about the future of operations and programming at Lincoln Park once it reopens. Participants will need to RSVP for the meeting at https://bit.ly/2Z3KFGS 

An online public survey to collect feedback about the plans and programming for Lincoln Park also is available now in English, Khmer, Spanish and Tagalog. Printed versions of the survey also will be available at the Billie Jean King Main Library. Submissions will be accepted through December 31.

Plans for Lincoln Park are currently being highlighted in a brief video online and include the following features:

  • Abraham Lincoln’s original statue, along with a Lincoln penny sculpture
  • Children’s discovery zone and outdoor classroom
  • Dog park, with areas for both large and small dogs
  • Fitness equipment and fitness loop 
  • Grass areas, open for seating and play
  • Half-size basketball court
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor reading room
  • Playground
  • Small skate park, with ground-mounted elements 
  • Updated restrooms 

For more information about Lincoln Park, please contact Capital Projects Manager Tony Resendez, at 562.570.6258.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov. Watch us on LBTV. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 169 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space, and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan, provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs, maintains public marinas, and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.

For more information about the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

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