PRESS RELEASE

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

8/24/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 082421
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Youth Program Sessions After-School; Fall and Winter Adaptive Youth, Adult Recreation Programs Also Offered
Registration for all programs begins August 25
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Parks, Recreation and Marine Department
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue programs to safely engage youth after school through September. In addition, PRM will offer in-person adaptive recreation programs through December for middle school and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with special needs.

After-School Programs
Fall programs for children ages 5 to 12 will take place after-school, at varying times per location, on weekdays from August 30 to September 30. Participants will receive homework assistance and enjoy enrichment activities and new games that follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. To sign-up online for after-school programs, residents may visit the PRM website beginning August 25 at 10 a.m. The after-school programs are offered free of charge. In-person registration is available at each of the listed sites. 

The after-school programs will take place at the following parks:

  • Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave., 562.570.1601
  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave., 562.570.8890
  • College Estates Park, 808 Stevely Ave., 562.570.1617
  • Coolidge Park, 352 E. Neece St., 562.570.1618
  • Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave., 562.570.1625
  • El Dorado Park West, 2800 N. Studebaker Rd., 562.570.3225
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., 562.570.1640
  • MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St., 562.570.1655
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., 562.570.4405
  • McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 562.570.1605
  • Orizaba Park, 1435 Orizaba Ave., 562.570.1427
  • Pan American Park, 5157 E. Centralia St., 562.570.3297
  • Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St., 562.570.1665
  • Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd., 562.570.1674
  • Seaside Park, 14th Street at Chestnut Ave., 562.570.1625
  • Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St., 562.570.1675
  • Somerset Park, 1500 E. Carson St., 562.570.1690
  • Stearns Champions Park 4520 E. 23rd St., 562.570.1685
  • Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St., 562.570.1695
  • Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge Ave., 562.570.1705
  • Whaley Park, 5620 E. Atherton St., 562.570.1710

The Youth ARISE (Adaptive Recreation in a Special Environment) program is an adaptive program for middle school- and high school-age participants featuring recreational and enrichment activities. The camp will take place at Stearns Champions Park, 4520 E. 23rd St., from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The sessions begin on Saturday, September 11 through Saturday, December 18 (holidays excluded). The fee is $4 per session. 

ARISE for adults is an adaptive recreation program at Stearns Champions Park for individuals 18 and over. The program provides fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with special needs. This program is offered from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The sessions begin the week of August 30 and continue through December 30 (holidays excluded). The fee is $15 per weekly session.  

To sign-up online for both ARISE programs, residents may visit the PRM website beginning at 10 a.m. on August 25. In-person registration will be available at Stearns Champions Park by appointment only beginning August 25. An in-take meeting is required for all new participants. Individuals may call 562.440.2867 for more information. Both programs will follow enhanced safety protocols for the health and safety of both participants and staff, and will offer a 5:1 participant-to-staff ratio; spots are limited.

For any program activities held indoors, facial coverings will be required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, per California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance and the City's Health Order.

Information regarding other PRM programs is available on the PRM website or by calling 562.570.3150. 

Media questions may be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, 562.570.3233, Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov.

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