PRESS RELEASE

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

2/1/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 20122
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Spring Class Registration Begins February 7
Recreation Connection Programs Catalog Returns After Two-Year Hiatus
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach, CA – Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, Feb. 7. More than 300 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in March. These programs provide opportunities for social interaction and learning, exercise and recreation, and growth and relaxation for preschool-aged children to adultsAlso beginning Feb. 7, and after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, a new issue of the Recreation Connection programs catalog will be available to residents digitally on LBParks.org and printed copies at Long Beach park community centers and Long Beach Public Library branches. 

“Residents have access to some amazing classes, sports leagues and free activities through our Parks Department,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The Recreation Connection catalog is a great resource for our residents to learn all about these programs.” 

There are three easy ways community members can register beginning Feb. 7:  

  • Visit LBParks.org and click on “Online Registration” under “LB RecConnect.” 
  • Call 562.570.3111 to register over the phone. 
  • Visit the Registration Reservations Office inside the PRM Administration Building, located at 2760 Studebaker Rd., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

“I am so excited to be able to produce our Recreation Connection catalog after two years of hiatus from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Brent Dennis. “Look for the publication in your mailbox, local library or park community center, or find the digital version online. The issue is full of information about new classes, summer day camp registration, senior activities and much more.” 

Recreation Connection provides information about many of PRM’s fee-based classes being offered this spring for various ages, including but not limited to: 

  • Preschool: Preschool Cooking Thyme, Bamboleo Bebe, Bamboleo Amiguitos and Bamboleo Amigos (Spanish language immersion); Preschool Readiness, Little Music Makers, D-Up Tiny Ballers (Basketball) and Soccer.
  • Youth: Basic Cooking for Kids, Mexican Folklorico Dance, Reading and Math Development, Exploring Instruments, Group Piano, Keyboard Kids, and Rockin Guitar; D-Up Ballers (Basketball) Martial Arts and Soccer. 
  • Teens: Basic Cooking for Teens and Online Driver’s Education. 
  • Adults: Ceramics, Drawing Fundamentals, Oil Painting, Quilting, Line Dancing, 2 Step & Swing, Almost Ballet, Argentine Tango, Belly Dance, Dog Training, 40-30-20 Interval Training, Total Body Fitness, Low Impact Aerobics, Pilates, Tai Chi Qigong, Yoga, Ukulele, Jujitsu and Karate. 
  • Swimming Instruction for all ages  
Recreation Connection also lists dozens of free and low-cost activities, including After-School Programs, Virtual Recreation Programs, Mobile Recess Program, Community Learning Hubsyouth sports leagues, teen centers and senior centers. A park directory with listings of amenities and activities at over 50 parks is also included in the issue. 

 More information about PRM programs and services is available on their website at LBParks.org