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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 082523-2
Long Beach Offering Community Learning Hubs and Mobile Recess Programs to Provide Safe and Engaging Recreation for Youth After School
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Students and staff member sitting at a table reading a book and smilingAbove: Participants and staff member at a past Community Learning Hub.

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will once again offer its Community Learning Hubs and Mobile Recess Programs this fall.

Community Learning Hubs
The Community Learning Hubs Program offers enriching after-school activities for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students ages 5 to 14. The free hubs provide a safe space with high-speed internet for students to participate in enriching after-school activities, including academic support, sports, fitness and more.

The learning hubs will be available weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, through Friday, June 14, 2024, at the following locations:

  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.) 562.570.1640
  • McBride Park (1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave) 562.570.1605
  • Orizaba Park (1435 Orizaba Ave.) 562,570.1427
  • Veterans Park (101 E. 28th St.) 562.570.1695

Registration for the program is required. To enroll, participants can visit their desired location for a registration packet. Registration is available at Houghton and McBride Parks between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at Orizaba and Veterans Parks from 3 to 6 p.m. Limited spots available. Registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Mobile Recess Program
The fall series of the Mobile Recess Program begins Tuesday, Sept. 5 and runs through Friday, Dec. 22, 2023. The Mobile Recess Program offers safe, supervised spaces for youth to play. PRM staff provide supplies and equipment to conduct recreation activities for youth ages 5 to 14 (grades K-8), including physical fitness, games, and arts and crafts.

Beginning Sept. 5, people may register in person at participating Mobile Recess locations, Monday through Friday, during program hours. Registration will remain open until the program reaches capacity. Sign-ups are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Mobile Recess Program will be held at the following locations this fall:

  • Monday and Thursday, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Grace Park (361 E. Plymouth St.)
  • Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Rose Park, corner of Orizaba Avenue and 8th Street
  • Wednesday, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Hudson Park (2335 Webster Ave.)

The Community Learning Hubs and Mobile Recess Program are made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act, a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at

Additional information about the Community Learning Hubs, Mobile Recess Program and other activities for youth is available at or by calling 562.570.3150.

Media inquiries may be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine at 562.570.3233 or