teencomputer2Teen Centers

The Department operates five teen centers that provide social and recreational programs in a safe and positive environment that will enhance personal and social skills, teach responsibility and leadership. Activities will promote self-esteem, inspire positive personal growth and increase citizenship to Long Beach youth.

A free program for teens will be offered weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 6 through August 28. Activities will include recreation, educational enrichment and fitness. Lunch will be provided. No field trips will take place. Participants must register in person at the park. There is a 20-participant maximum at each site.

Centers are strategically located close to High School campuses, but serve all Long Beach youth.For more information, contact your local teen center.

Cesar Chavez "The Zone"

401 Golden Ave.
(562) 570-8890
Hours: M-F, 11 am - 5 pm

  • Program features: computers (with parent permission slips only), arts and crafts, games, gym, weight room, sports, video games and special projects

 Freeman Community Center

 Freeman Community Center
1205 Freeman Avenue
(562) 570-8688
Hours: M-F, 11 am - 5 pm

  • Intramural sports, homework & computer workshops, youth employment service, field trips, cooking classes & more.

McBride Park Teen Center

1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
(562) 570-1605
Serving Poly High and neighborhood teens
Hours: M-F, 11 am - 5 pm

  • Weight room, video games, full game room, field trips
  • Study room with volunteer tutors
  • Cooking, drama & theatre class planned by the teen staff
  • Homework assistance & computer lab
  • Krump Dance Sessions: M-F, 2-3:30pm

 Houghton Park Teen Center

6301 Myrtle Ave.
(562) 570-1640
Serving Jordan High and neighborhood teens
Hours: M-F, 11 am - 5 pm

  • Hiking, game tournaments, tape ball, pool table, air hockey & ping-pong
  • Big screen TV hosts PSll, Game Cube, Xbox, 
  • Organized sports, arts, crafts, games & field trips
  • Computer workshops, youth employment service, field trip

 Silverado Teen Center

1545 W. 31st St.
(562) 570-1675
Serving Cabrillo High and neighborhood teens
Hours: M-F, 11 am - 5 pm

  • Homework assistance & computer lab
  • Pool, Air Hockey, Playstation 3, Xbox, Foosball 
  • Cooking classes, tournaments, arts & crafts, movie nights
  • Community projects, field trips & holiday special events
  • Weight room, sports & sport tournaments