PRESS RELEASE

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

12/15/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 121521-2
Subject:
City Seeks Community Feedback for Future Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center
Survey Currently Available Online
Contact:
Joy Contreras
562.570.6739
Joy.Contreras@longbeach.gov
Acting Community Relations Officer
Department of Public Works




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is inviting the community to submit feedback and recommendations for the future Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center. Topics include key considerations such as programming, fees, access and transportation to ensure the new center’s amenities equitably reflect the diverse needs of the Long Beach community. 

“We are thrilled to bring this new aquatic center to our city, and we are committed to ensuring it is accessible and inclusive for all members of our community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. 

As a component of the California Coastal Commission’s approval of the project, the City assembled an Equitable Outreach Program to engage and incorporate input from Long Beach neighborhoods of various racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The City is gathering community input via an online survey, available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog, as well as through randomly selected in-person intercept surveys occurring at select locations throughout North, West, and Central Long Beach. The City is committed to hearing from these communities before entering the final planning stages of the new center. Input collected from the online survey and intercept surveys will inform entry fees, recreational activities and transportation to the proposed Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center. The Equitable Outreach Program will be presented to the California Coastal Commission in spring 2022 for consideration.  

In addition, the outreach process prioritizes culturally-relevant outreach methodsincluding digital, paper and in-person survey options. Communication materials were developed in accordance with the City’s Language Access Policy, such as translation into non-English languages and the use of plain language to prevent any further educational and cultural barriers from comprehension.  

The new center will replace the former pool with a new state-of-the-art aquatic center that will:  

  • Provide community aquatic space for both teaching and recreation. 
  • Provide aquatic competition and practice space for swimming, diving and water polo. 
  • Maximize the use of its prime beachfront location by fostering access and availability to waterfront amenities. 

The survey is available online at bit.ly/clbpoolsurvey. More information about the Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center project is available at belmontpool.com.