PRESS RELEASE

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

6/17/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 61722-2
Subject:
City Celebrates Official Grand Opening of Alamitos Beach Water Playground on June 25
Contact:
Joy Contreras
562.570.6739
Joy.Contreras@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Public Works




The City of Long Beach is inviting the public to the grand opening of its newest beach attraction, an inflatable aquatic playground known as the “Wibit.” The celebration will take place in the sand at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Alamitos Beach, south of Ocean Boulevard and east of Shoreline Drive, between Fifth and Sixth places. 

“I know our community really enjoyed the Wibit playground at Bayshore Avenue, and we’re excited to launch this second one at Alamitos Beach just in time for summer,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. 

The inflatable water park, free and open to the public, will be configured in a figure-eight shape to connect multiple floating play structures. Features will include a springboard, bouncer, monkey bars and other elements to encourage water play, such as swimming, balancing, climbing, jumping, sliding and swimming.  

This $400,000 project located in the City’s Second Council District and coordinated by Public Works in coordination with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, was made possible through the Tidelands Operations Fund, which has covered costs for repairs and upgrades to many public facilities in Long Beach. 

“Families really need to see this floating playground off Long Beach’s coast to believe it—folks are going to be spending a lot of days out here on the water enjoying this new attraction, so you’ll want load up on the sunscreen this summer and for many summers to come,” said Second District Councilwoman Cindy Allen. “This new playground will make our shoreline more fun for everyone, and I can’t wait to get out there and jump around on it myself.” 

With its location near Long Beach’s popular beach walking and biking paths, the floating playground will provide the community with yet another unique recreational opportunity. 

The Wibit water play structure will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until the end of the summer season. Children under the age of 14 must be supervised when playing on the structure.  

About the City of Long Beach  
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.  

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About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine  
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 169 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space, and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan, provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs, maintains public marinas, and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.  

For more information about the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  

About Public Works 
The Long Beach Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. Public Works also provides emergency support services throughout the City. Visit us at longbeach.gov/pw/, Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  

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