City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer more sessions through Feb. for four important programs that safely engage youth, including a Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and a Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.
Mobile Recess Program
The free Mobile Recess Program will continue to be offered through Feb. 26 (closed Jan. 18 and Feb. 15).
PRM staff will drive trucks loaded with supplies and equipment to designated neighborhood streets and provide activities for youth ages 5 through 14 (Grades K-8). The streets will be blocked off for safety. Activities include physical fitness activities and arts and crafts. Space is limited and advance signups are required. All sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis.
Registration for these new sessions begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, in person at the sites or via longbeach.gov/park. For more information, people may call 562.570.3226. The locations and schedules are as follows:
Mondays & Wednesdays Sites (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Tuesdays & Thursdays Sites (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
After School Camps
Camps for children ages 5 to 12 years old continue on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Feb. 26 (closed Jan. 18 and Feb. 5). Campers can enjoy fun new games that follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The camps will take place at the following parks:
Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Jan. 15. In-person registration is available between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon on Jan. 15 at the following sites:
For in-person registration after Jan. 15, please call 562.570.3150 to make an appointment. The weekly cost is $10 per person. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.
Community Learning Hubs
The Community Learning Hubs will continue to offer free sessions in Feb. for distance learning and after-school activities for kindergarten to eighth grade Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students.
The free Community Learning Hubs will provide a safe space with high-speed internet for students to complete distance learning assignments during the school day. Youth will also have the option to participate in safe and enriching after-school activities, including academic support, sports, fitness and more.
The Community Learning Hubs will be available weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Feb. 26 (closed Jan. 18 and Feb. 15) at the following locations:
All health and safety protocols will be implemented at the learning hub locations, and participants will be required to wear face coverings and adhere to physical distance guidelines. Participants must bring their own electronic device and lunch.
Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Jan. 15. In-person registration begins on Jan. 15, from 10 a.mm to 3 p.m. at each of the camp locations listed above.
In-person program safety protocols include:
Virtual After School Program
The Virtual After School Program will continue on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Feb. 26 (closed Jan. 18 and Feb. 15).
This free program will continue to enhance the virtual recreation experience with many engaging and fun activities plus academic enrichment activities to supplement the virtual learning environment offered by LBUSD.
The Virtual After School Program will offer kids ages 5 to 14 activities that can be experienced from the comfort of home including live “meets” with recreation staff, academic support, dance, art, trivia and much more within a three-hour period each day.
Registration opens on Jan. 15 at 8 a.m.
In-person registration will be available on Jan. 15 at Heartwell Park, 5801 E. Parkcrest St., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For additional information about these programs and other activities for youth, visit longbeach.gov/parks or call 562.570.3150.
Media inquiries can be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, 562.570.3233, Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov.