PRESS RELEASE

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

8/1/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 080123-2
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer a Variety of Classes for Residents this Fall
Registration for over 700 activities begins August 7
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Close up photo of an older adult participating in senior archery day.
Long Beach, CA – Registration for a variety of new and existing recreation classes offered by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, August 7. More than 700 activities in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics will begin in September and continue through November 2023.

The upcoming classes for the fall include options for every age range, including:

  • Preschool
    • Parent & Me Soccer, where you won’t just watch from the sidelines, for ages 2 to 3 and a half.
    • Preschool Cooking Thyme with hands-on activities for ages 2 to 7.
    • Little Princess Ballet Dance for ages 3 and a half to 5.
  • Youth
    • Math Development (teacher structured) for ages 6 to 11.
    • Reading Development (teacher structured) for ages 4 to 11.
    • All about Dough teaches a variety of different cooking methods for ages 8 to 15.
    • Musical Theatre explores dance, acting, music and song for ages 6 to 13.
    • Exploring Instruments is a beginning level for ages 7 to 11.
  • Adults
    • Oil Painting with still life arrangements and landscapes for ages 16 and up.
    • 2 Step & Swing, no partner or experience needed, for ages 18 and up.
    • Karate teaches blocks, punches, strikes and kicks for ages 13 and up.
    • Belly Dance burns calories and reduces stress for ages 14 and up.
    • Ceramics Workshop teaches coiling, slabbing and mold making for ages 16 and up.
  • Adults 50+
    • Senior Line Dancing teaches new dances each week.
    • Chair Based Yoga for beginners and experienced yoga students.
    • Functional Movement, Balance & Brains improves balance, stability and agility while strengthening your bodies.

Beginning August 7, residents can register for classes online, in person or by mail:

  • Online: Register anytime on LB Reconnect.
  • By Mail: Send the completed registration form (page 55 in Recreation Connection) and payment to: City of Long Beach, 2760 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815. Please write address, phone number and class #(s) on the check.
  • In Person: Bring completed registration form and payment to the PRM Registration Reservations Office (2760 Studebaker Rd.) weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information call 562.570.3111.

Residents can browse the new and existing fall classes in the latest issue of Recreation Connection, PRM’s programs catalog, available at LBParks.org or at Long Beach park community centers and Long Beach Public Library branches beginning August 11. In addition to fee-based classes, Recreation Connection also lists a variety of free and low-cost activities for families to enjoy, including youth sports leagues, teen centers, senior centers and much more. More information about PRM programs and offerings are available at LBParks.org.

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

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