City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The City of Long Beach will offer a series of free beach activities during the week of July 8 through 12.
Beach Week will include morning yoga, tai chi on the sand, a fitness boot camp, kayaking and canoeing for adults. Children’s activities will include volleyball, flag football and sand soccer clinics, Long Beach Fire Department, Marine Safety Lifeguard mock rescues and a skate park. Beach Week was originally intended to lead up to Sun Soaked, an electronic dance music festival, which was canceled earlier this week by the organizer.
“We’re excited to have a week full of fun beach events that everyone can participate in,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “These events are free, good for your health, fun, and for the whole family to come out and enjoy their summer in Long Beach.”
Beach Week events will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12, at Alamitos Beach. The schedule of events is available at http://www.longbeach.gov/park/news/free-community-beach-week/.
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, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
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 171 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.