PRESS RELEASE

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

7/20/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 072021
Subject:
Public Invited to Attend Cherry Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony on July 24
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the upgraded Cherry Park Playground, 1901 E. 45th St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021. 

“We are very excited for this much-needed improvement in Cherry Park,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Thanks to Long Beach voters approving and extending Measure A we are able to provide these important upgrades so the community can gather.”

The Cherry Park Playground project features the beautification and revitalization of the area with installation of new and improved playground equipment featuring separate, age-appropriate structures and enhanced safety elements, including rubberized landing surfaces. Additional features were also included to ensure ADA accessibility and compliance.  

“I am excited about this enhancement to Cherry Park,” said Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “We have a new play structure for children and youth in our community, and a new reason for families to come and enjoy this great neighborhood park.” 

The total cost for the park enhancement project was $400,000, which was made possible through voter-approved Measure A funds.

For more information about Long Beach parks, visit longbeach.gov/park

About Measure A 
In 2016, Long Beach voters recognized a pressing need to maintain and enhance public safety services and invest in City infrastructure. Thanks to the passage of Measure A, Fire Engine 8, Fire Engine 17, Paramedic Rescue 12, South Division, and Police Academy operations have been restored, enhancing public safety citywide. The City is also making a historic investment in revitalizing heavily utilized public spaces such as streets, libraries, community centers, and parks. In 2019, the re-opening costs for Community Hospital of Long Beach were added to the approved uses for Measure A funds. Measure A was originally intended to sunset after 10 years; however, in March 2020, voters approved a permanent extension, which keeps Measure A in effect unless voters decide to end it. For more information, visit longbeach.gov/MeasureA

About Public Works
The Long Beach Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. Public Works also provides emergency support services throughout the City. Visit us at www.longbeach.gov/pw/, “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is one of the premier parks and recreation departments in the country, is consistently recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, and has received the national Gold Medal Award four times. PRM operates 169 parks with 26 community centers; two major tennis centers; an animal shelter; one of the busiest municipal golf systems in the country with five courses; and the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation with over 3,200 boat slips. More than 3,200 acres are developed for recreation. The Department offers approximately 2,400 contract classes (fitness, health, enrichment) to people of all ages (newborn to senior) every year; after-school programs at 26 sites during the school year; and summer programs for youth 5-12 years old. Other unique sites include multiple community gardens, a municipal cemetery, more than 38 miles of bike trails, 10 dog parks, and eight skate parks. For more information about Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit www.lbparks.org. Please “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LongBeachParks.

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