City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 112822-2
City of Long Beach Implements Reduced Annual Parking Pass Fee for Veterans for El Dorado East Regional Park
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) 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. 

“The fee reduction for veterans will help improve the accessibility of El Dorado Park for more people to enjoy,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. 

Veterans can now purchase an annual parking pass for El Dorado East Regional Park for $40, a discount of $25. Passes can be purchased at the PRM Administrative Office (2760 N. Studebaker Rd.) weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or at the El Dorado Nature Center Museum (7550 E. Spring St.) Tuesdays through Sundays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. More information about El Dorado East Regional Park is available at Proof of service must be presented upon purchase, such as a Department of Defense Identification Card or Proof of Military Service Form (DD 214). 

The recommendation to adopt an annual parking pass fee discount for veterans at El Dorado East Regional Park was brought to the Long Beach City Council on Nov. 1, 2022, by Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw and was approved by the City Council, and then later adopted by the Parks and Recreation Commission at their Nov. 17 meeting. 

“Providing discounted parking for veterans at our regional park is one small way we can show our appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made for our community and country,” said Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw. “I thank the City Council and our Parks and Rec Commission for their support of this initiative.” 

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 the Department of 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.