PRESS RELEASE

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

10/29/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 102914
Subject:
Community Invited to Celebrate Bixby Park Bluff Grand Opening on Saturday Nov 1
Contact:
Eric Lopez, Tidelands CIP Officer
562.570.5690
Eric.Lopez@longbeach.gov






Mayor Robert Garcia, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine, and the Tidelands Capital Improvement Division invite the public to the Bixby Park Bluff grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 am. Light refreshments will be served.

The Bixby Park Bluff project included replacing the grass and irrigation system south of Ocean Boulevard between Junipero and Cherry avenues, and adding new staircases and an ADA-accessible path down to the beach, with lighting, emergency call boxes and drought-tolerant landscaping.

"Our shoreline is a landmark of the City of Long Beach, and Bixby Park Bluff is a beautiful new improvement that will increase recreational activities for the entire community along the coast," Mayor Robert Garcia said.  

“The bluff project is a wonderful improvement to Bixby Park, making it easier for all visitors to enjoy the park and beach,” Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal said. “In addition, the lighted staircases and path will enable residents to easily and safely access overnight parking at the Beach Parking Lot through the Community Parking Program, which we established in beach and other public lots for parking impacted neighborhoods.”

The staircases and path will also connect with the new Beach Pedestrian Path project which, when completed, will provide completely car-free access to the beach from the Downtown Shoreline Marina to 54th Place.

Signs are being added to two historic World War II gunpads on the bluff, informing visitors of the military history of the site.

For more information on the Bixby Park Bluff Grand Opening, please call 562.570.6190.