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Ramona Park Playground Project

Ramona Park Playground Photo

Additional project updates and information will be published on an on-going basis.

Latest Updates - July 2023

After the community meeting event on March 16, 2023, the project team incorporated improvements to the draft concept design.

  • March 2023 Update

    The City of Long Beach invites the community to learn about the Ramona Park Playground Project on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ramona Park Community Center (3301 East 65th Street). Join us to hear about project updates and next steps for the upcoming improvements. Interpretation services are available if requested by March 8, 2023 via e-mail contactlbpw@longbeach.gov.

Estimated Project Timeline

  • Community Engagement – Spring 2023
  • Permitting/Regulatory Approvals – Summer 2023
  • Detailed Design and Construction Documentation – Summer 2023
  • Begin Construction – Fall 2023

Project Information

The Ramona Park Playground improvements replaces playground equipment with exciting, inspiring, and inclusive play equipment; improves overall visitor experience with new amenities, seating, benches, and landscaping; and improves ADA access within and to the playground.

This project aims to:

  • Improve accessibility by incorporating new inclusive play features
  • Address extreme heat by adding cooling features such as shade structures, trees, and a fog mister
  • Improve overall visitor experience
  • Extend the useful life of the playground

The project began with a location study that took into consideration the current playground uses. The study determined that the new playground will remain in the existing location and almost double in size. From there, the team commenced conceptual design. The team has developed a concept design and will be presenting to the community for input on March 16, 2023.

Site Plan

*Click photo below for larger view
  Rendering as of 07/25/2023

Ramona Park Playground Revised Concept

The City of Long Beach hosted a community meeting on March 16, 2023 to receive feedback on the initial draft concept for the Ramona Park Playground Project. The project team incorporated improvements to the design based on community feedback:

  1. Added a pole light to address security concerns
  2. Added Tot-lot fencing to address security concerns and parent control for Toddlers
  3. Identified existing security cameras that face play area
  4. Addition of an all-inclusive Whirl play equipment
  5. Additional picnic tables near both play areas to allow for family gathering events near the playground

Project Funding

The City of Long Beach received $1.5 million from the State of California (State Earmarked) and will receive an additional $250,000 of Measure A funds to be appropriated in March 2023.

Project Contact

Monica Dergevorgian, Capital Projects Coordinator, 562-570-7211 monica.dergevorgian@longbeach.gov

More Information

Ramona Park Playground Community Meeting - March 16, 2023