Mobile Recess Program

The free Mobile Recess Program will continue to be offered for a new series beginning December 6 through February 25, Monday through Friday, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. PRM staff will drive trucks loaded with supplies and equipment to designated neighborhood streets and provide recreation activities for youth ages 5 through 14 (Grades K-8). Streets are blocked off for safety and kids participate in physical fitness and arts and crafts activities.

Online Registration begins November 22 at 10 a.m.

Online Registration    

Register in person at any of the participating Mobile Recess locations, Monday through Friday, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Registration will remain open until the program reaches capacity. Space is limited, advance sign-ups are required, and all sign-ups are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Mobile Recess Program will be held at the following locations:

Monday & Wednesday Sites

  • Atlantic Plaza Park, Carmelitos, 1000 Via Wanda
  • Craftsman Village Park, 850 Orange Avenue

Tuesday & Thursday Sites

  • Rose Park, Corner of Orizaba and 8th Street
  • 17th Street between Henderson Avenue and Chestnut Avenue

Friday Sites

  • 23rd Street between Cedar Avenue and Chestnut Avenue
  • Burton Chace Park, located at Market Street and Dairy Avenue

To ensure the safety of all participants and staff, In-Person Recreation and the Mobile Recess Program will adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Health screenings for participants and staff,
  • Limiting the number of participants in each location.
  • Maintaining no larger than a 14:2 participant-to-staff ratio.
  • Implementing physical distancing protocols, including at check-in and checkout.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing facilities multiple times each day.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all high-touch areas frequently.

The Mobile Recess Program is made possible by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding allocated under the Long Beach Recovery Act. The Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the Long Beach Recovery Act in March of 2021, becoming one of the first major cities to approve to COVID-19 recovery program utilizing ARPA and other federal funding. The Long Beach Recovery Act funds economic, public health and fiscal initiatives for Long Beach residents and business owners and addresses new and historic inequities, emphasizing high-risk populations and those individuals and business sectors hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. All Long Beach Recovery Act information is on the City’s website at https://longbeach.gov/recovery