Grace Park

Elm Ave. & Plymouth St.
(562)570-3100
(1.12 acres)

    Information

    Hours:
    Monday - Sunday: Dawn to Sunset

    History

    The park was built with funding from the Redevelopment Agency of Long Beach; the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002; and City of Long Beach Park Impact Fees. The park was named “Grace Park” by the Long Beach City Council to recognize the use of the site as a church from 1930 to 2000, and to honor Grace Olive Wile who lived nearby at 34 Market Street from 1939 to 1946. Ms. Wile was a nationally know herpetologist (scientific study of reptiles and amphibians) and was one of the first women in her field. She served as the curator of the Museum of Natural History of the Minneapolis Public Library for 13 years before coming to Long Beach. Specializing in the treatment and training of snakes, she was published in several scientific journals.

    Amenities

    Picnic Area, Playground, BBQ's, Benches, small community garden and Pathways 

    Map to the Park