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Summer Food Program 2024
Free Summer Food Service Program for Children June 17 through August 23 6/3/2024 For the 45th year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth over the summer months.
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Water Playgrounds to Open at Alamitos Beach and Bay Shore Beach on June 14 6/3/2024 The City of Long Beach will open the popular inflatable “Wibit” aquatic playgrounds at Alamitos Beach and Bay Shore Avenue on Friday, June 14, 2024, offering residents and visitors of these Long Beach beaches free, family-friendly fun and active water play all summer long through Monday, Sept. 2.
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Summer Kickoff Concert at El Dorado Park West on May 24 5/21/2024 Parks, Recreation and Marine will welcome the summer season with a free concert featuring the Under Cover Band. Concert goers can dance and sing along to pop, funk, soul, rock, Top 40, Latin, and more. The concert will take place on Friday, May 24 at El Dorado Park West, located on Studebaker Road north of Willow Street.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer a Variety of Recreation Classes This Summer 5/2/2024

Registration for new and existing recreation classes begins Monday, May 6. Summer is quickly approaching and PRM is offering over 700 activities taking place throughout the city and catering to all ages. From preschool to adults ages 50+, residents can enjoy classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues, aquatics and more all summer long.

 

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Celebrate Older American’s Month During May 4/29/2024 Celebrate Older American’s Month, recognized nationally each May, by offering a wide variety of free activities throughout the city for adults ages 50 and above.
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Swim Class Registration starts April 8 4/8/2024
Swim class registration starts on April 8! Learn to Swim at Long Beach City pools. Belmont Plaza, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Silverado Park Pool offers open swim sessions as well as numerous aquatics classes. Register today at bit.ly/43SbGdN
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Summer Day Camps for Youth, June 17 through August 23 3/25/2024 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will offer Summer Aquatics and Park Day Camps from June 17 through August 23, 2024. Registration begins Saturday, April 13.
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Free Youth Recreation Program in Local Parks During School Spring Break April 1-5 3/19/2024

Spring Fun Days engage children ages 5 to 12 in fun activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and special events. This is a free drop-in program where registered participants may come and go as they please. Pre-registration is required. 

More information, including the complete list of participating locations, is available on the Spring Break Fun Days program webpage.

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Nominations Wanted For Long Beach Golf Hall Of Fame 3/18/2024 The City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is accepting nominations for the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame to recognize members of the community who have “left their mark” on golf in the City of Long Beach.

For more details visit https://bit.ly/48UIsvK.
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Living with Urban Coyotes 3/5/2024 Recent coyote activity around Long Beach and surrounding areas gives reason for reminding residents of important safeguards to compassionately co-exist with coyotes and protect yourself and your pets.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer a Variety of Classes for Residents This Spring 1/30/2024 Registration for a variety of new and existing recreation classes offered by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, Feb. 5. More than 700 activities in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics will begin in March and continue through May 2024.
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Tree Maintenance Underway 1/12/2024

Dead or dying trees in City parks are being removed that pose a danger to park visitors, especially near high activity areas such as playgrounds, picnic areas, fitness equipment, walkways, parking areas, and facilities. Please see these links for more information: See tree fact sheetpark tree inventory reports and nesting surveys.

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Free Family Friendly Activities Planned at Downtown’s Lincoln Park 1/9/2024
We are launching a new series of free, family events at Downtown Long Beach’s Lincoln Park for families, teens, and older adults. 
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Free Mobile Recess Program 1/3/2024

The free Mobile Recess Program will bring trucks loaded with supplies and equipment to designated neighborhood streets and provide free recreational activities for youth ages 5 through 14 (Grades K-8).

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Parks, Recreation and Marine Winter Class Registration Begins November 6 10/30/2023 Registration for winter recreation classes provided by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine begins Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. Classes including art, music, fitness and sports will be offered from December 2023 through February 2024. The classes provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction, learning and relaxation for every age from preschool-aged children to adults. 
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Job Fairs to Showcase Recreation Leader Employment Opportunities 10/27/2023 PRM Community Recreation Services Bureau staff will provide information on a wide range of recreation programs that are currently hiring or will start hiring in the near future, including Aquatics, Day Camps, Youth Sports, Older Adults, Teens, Mobile Recreation and Virtual Recreation.
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Swim the Distance Challenge 10/23/2023 You are invited to swim the distance from Long Beach to Catalina in the comfort of a City of Long Beach pool. Track your laps throughout this 22-mile journey while participating in a healthy competition and working towards your personal fitness goals. All finishers will receive a complete price, the first three will receive an additional price. Participation is free but registration and lap swim fees are required. 

Register Nov 6 , 2023 - Jan 8, 2024.

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El Dorado Nature Center and Long Beach Animal Care Services to Host Howl-o-ween Festival, Saturday, October 21 10/3/2023 Parks, Recreation and Marine’s El Dorado Nature Center and Long Beach Animal Care Services will host a family-friendly Howl-o-ween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.).
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Community Learning Hubs and Mobile Recess Programs 9/7/2023 The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will once again offer its Community Learning Hubs and Mobile Recess Programs this fall.

Registration for the program is required. To enroll, participants can visit their desired location for a registration packet. Registration is available at Houghton and McBride Parks between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at Orizaba and Veterans Parks from 3 to 6 p.m. Limited spots available. Registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Park Update Closures 8/19/2023

Due to the impacts of the recent rainstorm, the following closures will take place today, Monday, August 21:

The El Dorado Regional Park will remain closed today. El Dorado Nature Center is closed on Mondays.

The Movie in the Park, “Super Mario Bros.” scheduled at College Estates Park tonight (August 21) is cancelled.

The Summer Food Service program will not take place today at Grace Park, Lincoln Park or Seaside Park, Visit 2023 - Summer Food Service Program for Children Serving Sites for alternative sites.

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2023 summer concert season with a free 8/14/2023

Say Farewell to summer concert at El Dorado Park West (2760 Studebaker Rd.) featuring Journey USA, the ultimate Journey tribute band, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/3/2023
Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for August & Sept 2023.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer a Variety of Classes for Residents this Fall 8/2/2023

Registration for a variety of new and existing recreation classes offered by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine begins Monday, August 7. More than 700 activities in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics will begin in September and continue through November 2023.

 

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Summer 2023 Pool Programs 7/20/2023 Four pool locations are open for recreational swimming, water exercise and swim lessons. For more information, call the pool or visit https://bit.ly/44QdvHp.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 7/20/2023
Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for July & June 2023.
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Long Beach Municipal Band 7/5/2023

Come out for a  “Star Spangled Salute” this week as the Long Beach Municipal Band performs a free program of patriotic music. Vocalist Crystal Lewis will conclude the evening. Tonight (7/5) at Los Cerritos Park, Thursday (7/6) at Recreation Park, and Friday (7/7) at El Dorado Park West. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit 2023 Season for details.

 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 6/29/2023 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for June & July 2023.
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New Park Ambassador Program 6/15/2023 The programs main goals are to significantly enhance staff presence in our major parks, provide staffing to address patron complaints, enhance the cleanliness of park facilities and improve the experience of visitors at City parks.
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Water Playgrounds to Open at Alamitos Beach and Bayshore Beach on June 16 6/13/2023 We will open the popular inflatable “Wibit” aquatic playgrounds at Alamitos Beach and Bayshore Avenue on Friday, June 16, 2023, offering residents and visitors of these Long Beach beaches free, family-friendly fun and active water play all summer long through Monday, Sept. 4.
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Free Summer Food Service Program for Children June 20 through August 25 6/13/2023 For the 44th year in a row, we will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth over the summer months
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The Long Beach Municipal Band Will Celebrate Their 114th Season 6/1/2023 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Municipal Band will celebrate their 114th season this year with free outdoor summer concerts in Long Beach parks, from June 27 through August 4, 2023, with a different theme every week. 
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Summer Kick-off Concert at El Dorado Park West on May 26 5/22/2023 Kid’s activities begin at 5 p.m., concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Start the summer season with a free concert featuring the ultimate 80’s party dance band – FlashPants. Concert goers can dance and sing along to the sounds of Flock of Seagulls, Devo, Bon Jovi, Eurythmics, Beastie Boys, and other 80’s legends. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 5/17/2023 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for May 2023.
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Turtle Show Saturday May 20 5/16/2023

Learn about different types of aquatic turtles, box turtles, and land tortoises, adults, and hatchlings. Guests will learn what these animals need in the wild and as pets to survive and can get information on adoptions. Event is free, $8 parking fee.

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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Celebrates Older Americans Month with Activities Throughout May 5/1/2023

This May, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will celebrate Older American’s Month, recognized nationally each May, by offering a wide variety of free activities throughout the city for adults ages 50 and above.

Adults ages 50+ can enjoy art activities, a beach day, gardening, enrichment activities, nature hikes, physical fitness activities and more at facilities throughout Long Beach. All event details are available on the Senior Programs web page.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/11/2023 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for April 2023.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine Summer Day Camps 4/4/2023

Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer Summer Day Camps and Summer Aquatic Camps for youth weekdays beginning June 20 through August 25. Registration begins Saturday, April 8 beginning at 9 a.m. online at LBParks.org.

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April Senior Calendar 3/12/2023

Visit our Senior programs page to see all the great programs and activities happening in April for ages 50+.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 3/10/2023 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for March 2023.
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Register for Upcoming Swim lessons 3/9/2023 Register for upcoming swim lessons. 
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Marine Boat Auction March 11, 2023 3/7/2023 LONG BEACH MARINE BUREAU is holding an auction of impounded and abandoned vessels on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Alamitos Bay Marina Office.  Inspection and registration begins at 8AM and the bidding begins at 9AM. 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/16/2023 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for February 2022.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/19/2023 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for January 2022.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Host Job Fairs for Recreation Positions This February 1/18/2023 Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will host job fairs on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 25, where PRM staff will share information on current and upcoming job openings for Recreation Program Leaders.

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El Dorado Nature Center Red Cross Blood Drive 1/18/2023 Start the New Year off by saving a life. Our next blood drive is on February 6 at the Nature Center. Register at www.redcross.org and use code ElDoradoLB
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Free Winter Youth Fun Days Program and Teen Activities During Winter School Break 12/14/2022 Parks, Recreation and Marine will offer free extended supervised recreation programs for youth over the winter school break. Both the Winter Fun Days Program and Teen Program will operate Dec. 27 through 30 and Jan. 3 through 6, noon to 5 p.m., at parks throughout Long Beach. 

The Winter Fun Days Program will offer youth ages 5 through 12 the opportunity to enjoy free games, crafts, sports tournaments, field trips and holiday celebrations. Onsite registration when youth show up to participate is required.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine to Host Job Fair December 6 12/1/2022 The job fair will include information on a wide range of PRM programs that are currently hiring or will start hiring soon within the Community Recreation Services Bureau. These programs include Day Camps, Youth Sports, Older Adults, Teens, Mobile Recreation and Virtual Recreation. Applicants are encouraged to view information about the positions and complete an application prior to the event on the PRM Job Opportunities webpage
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City of Long Beach Implements Reduced Annual Parking Pass Fee for Veterans for El Dorado East Regional Park 11/25/2022

The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine has implemented a reduced annual parking pass fee at El Dorado East Regional Park (7550 E. Spring St.) for veterans. The reduced fee now accompanies existing discounts available for older adults and people with disabilities. 

 
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Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, November 19, 2022 11/10/2022
Save the date for our free children's fishing derby on Saturday, November 23 at El Dorado Regional Park.

Registration - 8 am.
Fishing Derby -9 am.
Raffel - 1 pm.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 10/20/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for October 2022.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Teen Academy 10/7/2022

Free nine-month program for teens13-18. Engagement opportunities and resources for future success. September-June, M-F, 3-7 p.m.  Teen Academy program is designed to provide teens with experiences, activities and resources that support their wellness and future success. 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/15/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for September 2022.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 9/15/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for November 2022.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 9/15/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for December 2022.
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City of Long Beach Youth Festival 8/30/2022

Youth ages 10 to 24 are invited to join the Long Beach Youth Festival to experience performances from local writers, poets, singers, and dancers, interact with organizations serving youth, engage in networking opportunities, and discover a wealth of resources that uplift and inspire!

RSVP - bit.ly/LBYouthFest22

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/18/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for August 2022.

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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Fall Class Registration starts on August 1! 7/27/2022

Registration for a variety of new and existing recreation classes offered by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, August 1. More than 700 activities in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics will begin in September and continue through November. 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 6/16/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for June 2022.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 6/16/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for July 2022.

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Long Beach Municipal Band 2022 Summer Concert Season 5/30/2022  The Long Beach Municipal Band will celebrate their 113th season this year with free outdoor summer concerts in Long Beach parks, from June 28 through August 5, 2022, with a different theme every week.
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Summer Kick-off Concert at Marine Stadium on May 27 5/23/2022 Parks, Recreation and Marine is excited to once again welcome the summer season with a free kick-off concert featuring the “ultimate 80’s” tribute band, 80’z All-Stars, on Friday, May 27, at Marine Stadium (5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between 2nd and Colorado Streets). 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 5/18/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for May & June 2022.

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Golf Hall of Fame 5/2/2022
The City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine is now accepting nominations for the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame to recognize members of the community who have “left their mark” on golf in Long Beach.
 
Nominations form  https://bit.ly/3LKR7WM
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/25/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for April & May 2022.
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Share Your Thoughts and Make a Splash! 4/4/2022 Take the Belmont Beach Aquatic Center Survey Today! Survey closes April 15!
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In-Person Summer Day Camps June 20 through August 26 4/4/2022

Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine will offer in-person Summer Day Camps weekdays beginning June 20 through August 26, where youth ages 5 to 12 will enjoy games, crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more. Registration starts April 16. 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 3/17/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for March 2022.
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Long Beach’s Silverado Pool Completes Maintenance Repairs, Reopens to the Public 3/8/2022 Parks, Recreation and Marine is pleased to announce the reopening of the Silverado Park Pool, located at 1540 W. 32nd Street, after a months-long closure for maintenance repairs. 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/17/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for February 2022.




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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/20/2022 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for January 2022.
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Community Learning Hubs for Youth 12/20/2021

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will continue offering after-school programs that safely engage youth and support learning and access to recreational opportunities throughout the winter months. Both the Community Learning Hub Program and After School Program begin Jan. 3 and will run weekdays through April 15. Registration for both programs begin Dec. 22 online and in person. 

 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 12/15/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for December 2021.


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Belmont Beach Aquatic Center Survey 11/23/2021
The City of Long Beach wants to hear from you!
Whether you're an athlete, first-time swimmer, or enjoy the occasional dip in the pool, please share your input for the Belmont Beach Aquatic Center!
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 11/18/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for November & December 2021.


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California Native Plant Sale 11/1/2021

November 9 -28th  from 10am – 1pm at
El Dorado Nature Center , 7550 E Spring Street

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Winter Class Registration 10/28/2021

Registration for winter recreation classes opens Monday, November 1.  Classes in a variety of areas including art, music, fitness and sports will be offered December 2021 through February 2022. The programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction, learning, and relaxation for everyone from preschool-aged children to adults. 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 10/14/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for October & November 2021.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/16/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for September & October 2021.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Youth Program Sessions After-School; Fall and Winter Adaptive Youth, Adult Recreation Programs 9/13/2021

To sign-up online for after-school programs, residents may visit our online registration beginning September 22 at 10 a.m. The after-school programs are offered free of charge. In-person registration is available at each of the listed sites. 

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New In-Person Recreation Classes Starting in September 8/23/2021

Fall class registration will be available online starting at 8 a.m. August 16, 2021, at longbeach.gov/parks or by calling 562.570.3111. In-person registration is also available at the PRM Administration Building, 2760 N. Studebaker Rd., by appointment only. 

All classes will adhere to current COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/18/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for August & September 2021.
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Parks, Recreation and Marine Strategic Plan 7/26/2021

Parks, Recreation and Marine Department is in the process of preparing a Strategic Plan, and the community is invited to provide input on the new Plan, which will guide future operational decisions and park services over the next decade. 

Community members are invited to review the Draft Strategic Plan and share feedback by completing an online survey. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog through August 10, 2021.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 7/15/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for July & August 2021.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 6/17/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for June & July 2021.


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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 5/19/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for May 2021.

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Virtual and Outdoor Recreation Classes 4/15/2021 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is now offering several recreation classes in virtual and outdoor formats. Classes focus in areas of youth enrichment and education, and adult and youth fitness; all classes will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. Registration for all classes is now open online at lbparks.org, or by calling 562.570.3111. Sessions begin as early as April 12 and end by May 31.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/15/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for April 2021.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs 3/22/2021

Parks, Recreation and Marine Department will offer sessions through Friday, June 18, for four important youth engagement programs, including the Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and the Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins on Friday, March 26.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 3/18/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for March 2021.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/17/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for February 2021.

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Department Strategic Plan Update (Strategic Plan) 2/3/2021

The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department is re-launching the Department Strategic Plan Update following a year-long pause due to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community is now invited to see the results from the first community survey and participate in the next round of community outreach. 

 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/20/2021 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for January 2021.

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Mobile Recess Programs Closed 12/28/2020 Afternoon sites for Mobile Recess are closed today, December 28th, due to rain but will return back tomorrow.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 12/16/2020 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for December 2020.

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Poor Air Quality 12/3/2020 Due to health concerns with poor air quality, all outdoor recreation programs including field permits, Mobile RECess and outdoor activities for Afterschool Camp programs will be cancelled today.
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Fostering a Pet 12/3/2020 Please consider fostering a pet from LBACS temporarily for the holidays. Fostering a pet is proven to improve your healthy and increase your happiness. It has also shown to permanently reduce stress in foster dogs upon their return to the shelter. Won’t you help them have a Home for the Pawlidays? Email PetFoster@longbeach.gov if you would like to provide a temporary home for a dog or cat.
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Winter Programs for Youth 11/24/2020 Winter Camps for children ages 5-12 will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays from Dec. 21 through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25, Christmas Day). Campers will be able to enjoy fun new games that follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Register online beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 1. Registration fees are $30 per week; financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call 562.570.3150. 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 11/18/2020 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for November 2020.
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Youth Learning Hub Program 11/9/2020

New Community Learning Hub Program for distance learning and after-school activities for kindergarten to eighth grade Long Beach Unified School District students. Registration for the program is required and will be available online or in-person beginning Thursday, Nov. 12. Online registration will be available starting at 3 p.m. In-person registration will be available at each of the camp locations.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 10/15/2020 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for October 2020.
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Free Virtual After School Programs 10/14/2020 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is offering another safe option for after-school activities and social interaction. The new virtual out-of-school program, for youth ages 5 to 14, will be available weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 19 through Dec. 18. Registration for the program is required and will be available online or in person beginning Thursday, Oct. 15. Online registration will be available on the PRM website starting at 8 a.m.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/17/2020 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming Park events for September 2020.
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El Dorado Nature Center to Offer Nature Detectives After School Camp Program 9/14/2020 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is offering an after school camp program, called Nature Detectives, at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) beginning in October. 
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Cooling Centers Open Saturday, September 5 and September 6 9/3/2020

With high temperatures continued, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city. Cooling centers are located in park community centers on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6.

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Long Beach to Offer ‘After School Reimagined’ Fall Camp Programs for Youth 9/1/2020 The ‘After School Reimagined’ programs will be offered Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, September 8. Youth can participate in fitness activities, games and crafts, homework help and more. The cost of the program is $10 per week, per participant, and scholarships are available. 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation & Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/21/2020

Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for August 2020.

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City to Close Beaches Over Fourth of July Weekend 7/1/2020 Long Beach beaches will be closed to the public this Fourth of July weekend starting Friday, July 3 (12:01 a.m.), through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 6, in a proactive effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. This closure also includes piers, beach parking lots (except for permit holders), beach access ways, bathrooms and beach bike and pedestrian paths.
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City of Long Beach Pools to Reopen 6/24/2020 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s pools will offer limited programming beginning Monday, June 29, with lap swim and water exercise classes at Belmont Plaza Pool Olympic and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool. Registration for lap swim or water exercise beginning Friday, June 26, at  https://bit.ly/2CBuOEc
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Long Beach to Offer Summer Day Camps 6/17/2020 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine  summer youth and teen programs for 2020 will feature greatly reduced fees, lower staff-to camper ratios and enhanced safety protocols.
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Long Beach Parks to Offer United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program For Children and Youth 6/12/2020 For the 41st year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth throughout the summer months.
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Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Kick-Off Concert Cancelled 5/18/2020

Due to the need to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19, the traditional Parks, Recreation and Marine Department summer “kick-off” concert, originally scheduled for Friday, May 22 at Marine Stadium, is cancelled.

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Long Beach Reopens Beaches for Active Recreation 5/13/2020  In an amendment to the City of Long Beach’s Safer at Home Order, the City will reopen all public beaches in Long Beach for active recreational activities beginning Wednesday, May 13, and continuing until further notice. 
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Trails and Trailheads Update 5/7/2020 Beginning on Friday, May 8, the public trails and trailheads will be open at the El Dorado Nature Center, DeForest Wetlands and Willow Springs Park. Individuals should engage in physical distancing measures and wear a face covering while in close contact with other people on the trails and when entering the park. 
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Day Camps Registration Postponed 5/6/2020 As a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the State of California’s guidelines, staff are diligently working on protocols for safely opening our  programs.  Registration for summer activities, including day camps and aquatics camps will be rescheduled to a later date.
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Rec it at Home 4/13/2020 With schools and our park community centers closed for now, the staff at Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine misses everyone and continues to feel passionate about their programs and services. Visit this page regularly for ideas, inspirations, news, and tips on active and enriching ways to keep learning and thriving in your own backyard.
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Long Beach Parks Closed on Easter Sunday 4/10/2020 The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will close all parks, including open spaces, on Sunday, April 12, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. City sports facilities and beaches were closed last month in accordance with the “Safer at Home” order.
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Temporary Suspension of Programs 4/1/2020 Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from state and local health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is implementing the following changes. 
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Recreation and Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 3/17/2020

Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for March 2020.

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CITY PROVIDES INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 3/10/2020 In an effort to provide community members with the most current information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), the City of Long Beach has been updating the COVID-19 webpage with facts and safety precautions to help prevent the transmission of the virus.
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Recreation and Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/17/2020

Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for February 2020.

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Pike Park Grand Opening 2/10/2020 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for Pike Park (195 W. Seaside Way), at noon Thursday, Feb. 13.
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Stephen P. Scott Named Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine 2/10/2020 Long Beach Acting City Manager, Thomas B. Modica, named Stephen Scott as the interim director of Parks, Recreation and Marine, effective Feb. 1, 2020. The City will conduct a national recruitment for the next director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.
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Youth Strategic Plan 2/4/2020

We need your input to develop the City’s first Strategic Plan for Youth. For more information visit http://bit.ly/yspforum.

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Free Youth Indoor Soccer League 1/20/2020

Ready for indoor soccer? Online registration starts on February 3rd for boys & girls ages 5-14. The season begins April 18, 2020. 

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Recreation and Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/13/2020
Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for January 2020.
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Recreation and Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 12/16/2019
Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for December.
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New Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremon 12/10/2019

The new playground at Jenni Rivera Park (2001 Walnut Ave.) will open on Wednesday, December 18th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. 

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Holiday Treecycling 2019-2020 12/5/2019 FREE holiday tree recycling is here!
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Free and Low-Cost Recreation Programs During 2019 Winter School Breaks 11/25/2019

During the upcoming school breaks for winter, the City of Long Beach will offer free ‘Fun Days’ youth programs and free teen recreation programs at parks throughout the city. Parents and guardians of younger children also can enroll their children in low-cost workshops at El Dorado Nature Center.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 11/20/2019
Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for November.
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2020 Youth Sports Basketball League 11/15/2019 Register Now for Youth Basketball Leagues starting Jan. 18, 2020.
On-Line Registration (November 1 - Dec. 9, 2019). Practices Begin after January 1 and the Season Starts on January 18, 2020.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 10/16/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for October.
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Boat Auction November 23 10/14/2019 It's that time again! Long Beach Marine Bureau is having a Boat Auction at Alamitos Bay (205 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach on November 23, 2019.  Viewing starts at 8 AM, bidding starts at 9AM.
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California Native Plant Sale October 12th 9/23/2019 Save the Date!!!
El Dorado Nature Center Plant Sale
Saturday, October 12
9:30am-2pm
For more information call (562) 570-1745.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/18/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for September.

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Fall & Winter Fun Times 9/9/2019

Children can visit their neighborhood park for scheduled drop-in activities including games, arts & crafts, special events and field trips for our Fall fun times. Call each park for specific schedule of activities. 

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California Coastal Cleanup Day 2019 9/2/2019 We invite you to participate in this great collaborative event.  As a community, we can make a positive impact on the health of our local coastline. Join us on Saturday, September 21 from 9 am – 12:00 pm.
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: 7/29/2019

Come check out our concert featuring Elm St. Band at El Dorado Park West on Friday, August 9th at 6:00pm.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and music. Free admission!!!

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 7/24/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for July.
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: 7/15/2019

Come check out BOXCAR 7 Band at Stearns Champions Park on Saturday, July 20th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and music. Free admission!!!

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King Park Pool Now Open 6/22/2019

King Pool is now open and back to it's regular hours! 

If you have any questions regarding specific King Pool classes or reservations please call the pool office at 562.570.1721. 

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Sun Soaked Free Community Beach Days 6/20/2019 The City of Long Beach is proud to announce an exciting partnership with Kaskade to provide FREE Community Beach Days at Alamitos Beach from July 8th – July 14th. Beach Days will feature activities for all ages! Come on out and enjoy free volleyball clinics, sunrise/sunset yoga, sand castle building and free skateboard clinics to name a few!

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 6/17/2019

Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for June.

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Long Beach Celebrates 10 years of 100 days of Summer 5/27/2019

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, offers free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the city. The program, called 100 Days of Summer, launched in 2009. By this Labor Day, the City will have provided 1000 days of fun.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/17/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for April.

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2019 Summer Day Camp registration begins on line at LBParks.org on April 13 at 8 a.m. 4/1/2019 Registration for Summer Day Camps offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) starts April 13. 
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Mayor’s Animal Care Visioning Task Force 3/21/2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. 
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 3/14/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for March.
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ACS Public Workshop 3/12/2019 The Long Beach Animal Care Services Public Workshop Presentation from March 3, 2019 is now available.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/14/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for February and March.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Spring Class Registration starts on February 4th! 1/24/2019

Hundreds of classes are starting in March for preschool through adults 50+.

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Free After School Programs 1/16/2019 What is your child doing after school? Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine offers free activities Monday through Friday in every Long Beach neighborhood for ages 5-12.  Programs include games, arts and crafts, tournaments, cooking, homework help, movies, holiday celebrations and more.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/7/2019 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for January.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 12/10/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for  December.
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We Forgive You 12/3/2018

Past license penalties and fines are being forgiven! Now is the time to bring your pet’s license up to date with this great incentive. 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 11/15/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for November & December.
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Free Winter Fun Days 11/12/2018 Youth ages 5-12 can come to their local park for extended supervision (non-custodial care) recreation activities during Winter Break (December 24- 28 & 31; & January 2-4). Closed December 25 & January 1.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 11/8/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for October & November.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/19/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for September & October.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/16/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for August & September.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 5/29/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for May & June.

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100 Days of Summer 2018 5/28/2018

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine encourages all residents to "stay and play" in Long Beach during the "100 Days of Summer" from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor's Bureau will post hundreds of activities on www.100DaysOfSummer.org to make planning each of your 100 days easy and fun!

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100 DAYS OF SUMMER KICK-OFF CONCERT WITH "UNDER COVER" 5/21/2018

Bring your family and friends and get the "100 Days of Summer" started. The band Under Cover specializes in high energy dance music – Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk. Latin, R&B, Top 40 and all of your favorite music from the 50’s to the present-day.

Kids Zone and Food Trucks start at 5 p.m.. Concert from 6-8 p.m.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/23/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for April & May.
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Earth Day Coastal Cleanup 2018 3/1/2018

Join El Dorado Nature Center and partners for our annual Earth Day Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, April 21 from 10 – noon.  

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 2/26/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for March & April.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/15/2018 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for February & March.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/18/2018

Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for January & February.

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Nature Center Trails Closed 1/9/2018 Due to the rain, our trails at the Nature Center will be closed today January 9th. Our Visitors Center will remain open until 4:00pm.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 12/26/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for January.
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Class Interest Survey 12/19/2017 Got Free Time?  Looking to learn new things?  We want to help!
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine would like to hear from you about the types of recreation programs and classes you would be interested in.
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Free Youth Sports Leagues 11/28/2017

Registration begins December 1, 2017 for leagues starting January 20, 2018 at Long Beach. Coed Basketball ages 5-8 Boys & Girls Basketball ages 9-14. Emphasis is placed on participation and skill development. 9 weeks season schedule includes pratices and 6 weeks of games.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 11/23/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for December.
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Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening of Dog Park at Bixby Park 10/30/2017 The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the new Dog Park at Bixby Park on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at 130 Cherry Avenue.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 10/23/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for October.
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Willow Springs Grand Opening Saturday, October 21, 2017 10/16/2017 Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the New Willow Springs Wetlands Restoration Project on Saturday, Oct 21st at 10a.m. 
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Programs and Facilities are Closed 10/9/2017 The following programs and facilities are closed today due to #CanyonFire2. Long Beach is experiencing poor air quality conditions. Please avoid unnecessary outdoor activities for the remaining of the day. Stay safe Long Beach! #LBParks
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/21/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for September.
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Beach Peninsula Rebuilding Project 2017 9/11/2017 Annual Peninsula Beach Rebuilding Project will fortify the beach along the East Peninsula. This annual program runs from September 1 through March 15 as needed to protect public and private property.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/29/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for August & September.
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Free concert by Trinity at Marine Stadium 8/20/2017 Wind down the 100 Days of Summer with a free concert by Trinity at Marine Stadium, on Friday, Aug 25th!
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Help Protect Our Beaches 8/13/2017 Help Protect Our Beaches. Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 16.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 8/1/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for July & August.
Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 6/22/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for June & July.
Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 5/26/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for May and June.
Dedication Ceremony at El Dorado Nature Center 5/10/2017 Come join us for the dedication ceremony of the new El Dorado Nature Center Entry Way on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Please share with your friends!
Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/19/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for April.
Mindful Aging Series 4/17/2017 Join our Mindful Aging Series classes to strengthen your mind, body and spirit. Mark your calendars and tell a friend about it!
Join us for the unveil of five new playgrounds 4/16/2017 Mark your calendars and come join us for the unveil of five new playgrounds on April 20th at 9 a.m at El Dorado West Senior Center.
Color Block Walk 4/16/2017 Join Vice Mayor Rex Richardson to see what a new public space could look like in your neighborhood Saturday, May 6th 2017 at 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. (Myrtle Ave & 67th St). Experience the color block walk with your friends and family.
Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 3/24/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for March.
‘Be S.A.F.E.’ Program Wins California Parks And Recreation Society Award Of Excellence 3/13/2017 The Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Be S.A.F.E. program (Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment) was named an “Award of Excellence” winner in the category of Neighborhood Building in the annual California Park & Recreation Society's (CPRS) Awards program.
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El Dorado Nature Center Preschool in Nature Program 3/5/2017 Enrich your child's sense of wonder, independence, and love of learning in a unique, interactive, natural setting. Through music, movement, art, stories, and explorative science activities, our fun, discovery centered sessions help nurture curiosity, creativity, and social skills.
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Belmont Pier Now Open 2/18/2017 Belmont Pier is now open to pedestrians and for recreational fishing. Some areas may still be restricted for safety reasons.
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All City Parks Are Now Open 2/17/2017 All parks are open with the exception of the Nature Center and El Dorado East Regional Park. Although the parks are open, we advise people to take caution while in the parks as trees and limbs may continue to fall.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/16/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for February.
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Spring Camp – Leeway Sailing Center 2/16/2017 Registration for Spring Camp will be conducted online beginning Monday, March 6 or in person at the Aquatics Camps Office by appointment only. For questions, call the Aquatics Camps Office at (562) 570-1888.
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Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Location – February 16, 2017 at 9 a.m. 2/12/2017 The February meeting for the Parks & Recreation Commission will be held at MacArthur Park, in the Gamboa Theater, at 1321 Anaheim Street
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Beach Concessions Community Meetings 2/7/2017 Join your community in reviewing schematic designs for the renovations of the Alamitos, Junipero, and Granada Concession Buildings! The City is providing multiple opportunities for you to be engaged in the process!
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/18/2017 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for January.
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The El Dorado Nature Center trails are closed today 1/12/2017  The El Dorado Nature Center trails are closed today due to rain. Our Visitors Center will remain open until 4:00 p.m.
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Follow us on Facebook 1/1/2017 Tell your friends and family about Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine and ask them to 'Like' our Facebook page! More than 2800 recreational and educational classes are offered each year.
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TREE REMOVALS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT SAFE LONG BEACH PARKS 12/23/2016 City of Long Beach will begin removing some dead and dying trees in the City’s parks that are increasingly prone to toppling over or limbs falling. The City must remove them to ensure the public’s safety and, consequently, support the growth of healthy trees.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community December Newsletter 12/18/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for December.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community November Newsletter 11/17/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for November and December.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community October Newsletter 11/2/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for October and November.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community September Newsletter 9/25/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for September and October.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 8/28/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for August and September.
2016 Coastal Cleanup Day
California Coastal Cleanup Day September 17, 2016 8/8/2016 El Dorado Nature Center is partnering with the California Coastal Commission to celebrate California Coastal Cleanup Day at six cleanup sites in Long Beach.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 8/1/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for July and August.
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Emergency Tree Trimming Notice 7/10/2016 The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department has a policy of preserving healthy trees on public property whenever possible.The safety and well being of our patrons continues to be our priority.
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100 Days of Summer 6/16/2016 The calendar is packed with festivals, movies, music, sports and more, and don't miss our amazing array of camps and classes.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 6/10/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for June and July.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 5/25/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for May and June.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community April Newsletter 4/11/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for April & May.
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Earth Day Coastal Cleanup Day 4/7/2016

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Earth Day Coastal Cleanup Day! Saturday April 23 at 10 AM - 12 PM. Come show our beaches some love on Earth Day!

 

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community March Newsletter 4/7/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for March & April.
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Seaside Dog Park Closed March 28- April 25 2016 3/24/2016 Seaside Dog Park Closed March 28- April 25 2016 for Special Events and Maintenance. Please call (562) 436-3636 for more information.
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Grand Opening at MacArthur Park 3/24/2016 Join us to celebrate new playground, renovated Homeland Cultural Center at MacArthur Park on Saturday, March 26 at 10am.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community February Newsletter 2/25/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for February & March.
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City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Achieves Record Year in 2015 with Saving Animals 2/1/2016 Statistics are the best numbers ever reported, and show increasing progress being made at the animal shelter in 2015, compared to 2014:
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community January Newsletter 1/21/2016 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for January and February.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community June Newsletter 1/1/0001 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for June & July.


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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community July Newsletter 1/1/0001 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for July & August.


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Public Invited to Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 14th Street Park Expansion October 10 1/1/0001 The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the 14th Street Park Expansion on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9 a.m., located at 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard.
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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community May Newsletter 1/1/0001 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for May.

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FREE Community Beach Days at Alamitos Beach from July 8th – July 12th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Beach Days will feature activities for all ages! Come on out and enjoy free volleyball clinics, sunrise/sunset yoga, sand castle building and free skateboard clinics to name a few! 

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Bring your family and friends to wind down the "100 Days of Summer" started. Pop Vinyl Cover will take you on a musical journey from the 50’s to today.

Kids Zone and Food Trucks start at 5 p.m.; concert from 6-8 p.m.

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Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine We Create Community August Newsletter 1/1/0001 Read about your local news on Community Recreation Services, Planning and Development, Maintenance operations, Marine Bureau and upcoming events for August.


Cornonavirus Closure
Long Beach Announces Temporary Modifications to City Operations 1/1/0001 All recreation programs, classes, permits and reservations are canceled through March 31, or until further notice. 
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New In-Person Recreation Classes Offered in June 1/1/0001 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will offer several new in-person recreation classes beginning in June. Classes will be offered for ages preschool to 50 years and older, and include a variety of physical, intellectual and fun interests. Registration for all classes begins May 27 at 10 a.m. online and in person.
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Spring Class Registration Begins February 7 1/1/0001 Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, Feb. 7. More than 300 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in March.
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Summer Fun Days 1/1/0001 2022 Summer Fun Days is a free non-custodial care drop-in recreation program for ages 5-12 from during the 10-week school break. The program’s activities engage youth in supervised fun, including sports, games, arts and crafts and special events. 
Afterchool Programs
Free After School Programs for Youth Begins August 28 1/1/0001

Free After School Program safely engages youth ages 5 to 12 with educational and engaging activities during the after-school hours. Registration for the After School Program begins Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.

The After School Program is a free drop-in program where registered participants may come and go as they please. Participants will receive homework assistance and enjoy enrichment activities and games. 

39th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, September 23
39th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, September 23 1/1/0001 Parks, Recreation and Marine is inviting the community to get involved and make a positive impact on the local environment by participating in the 39th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day taking place Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information and to print the liability waivers, visit the El Dorado Nature Center volunteer opportunities 
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Free Youth Fishing Derby November 18 1/1/0001 The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with Partners of Parks, the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will offer their annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, Nov.18, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at El Dorado East Regional Park (7550 E. Spring St.). Registration begins day-of at 8 a.m. and is free.
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Protect Dogs Against Respiratory Diseases 1/1/0001 Veterinarians in California and several other states across the country are reporting an increased number of dogs with acute respiratory infections ranging from mild and self-limiting to life-threatening pneumonia. In response, Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) is issuing the following advisory to pet owners.