City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - With long summer days and kids on school break, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer 10 weeks of free and low-cost recreation programs for families, teens and older adults, beginning June 21. Community members can call or visit their neighborhood park for schedules and to register for activities.
“This summer promises to be a great time for all as families, teens and seniors can enjoy a variety of free recreational activities and movies at various parks,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Be S.A.F.E. (Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment) supports neighborhoods by extending free supervised hours at 11 select parks from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 21 through August 27, and employing local youth. Families can enjoy activities including arts and crafts, outdoor games, sports and science activities and free movies at the parks listed below. Movies begin at dusk.
Free Movies in the Park, sponsored by Signal Hill Petroleum and Partners of Parks, will take place from June 21 through August 27. Movies begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic-style dinner and their family and friends.
Teen Centers will offer limited programming activities for those ages 13 to 18, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting June 21. Engage and enjoy new games, arts programming, Zumba classes, sports, and mentorship opportunities. Teens can call their preferred site for schedule information and to sign up for activities at the parks listed below.
Senior Centers will offer staff-led exercise classes, games, crafts and other activities. The Long Beach 4th Street Senior Center will reopen on June 21 and operate Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with limited programming. Satellite senior centers will start limited programming on June 28; however, the opening date of the EXPO Center site is yet to be determined. The satellite senior centers are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch program will continue in a “grab and go” format for the near future. Individuals can call their preferred site for more details, class schedules and registration. Classes are being added continuously; for the most up to date information, call the PRM office listed below.
In an effort to continue protecting the health and safety of all, those who are unvaccinated should wear a face covering when participating in the above events and activities. Additional information regarding recent COVID-19 guidance is available in the City Health Order.
Additional information about the various other PRM summer recreation programs is available by calling 562.570.3150 or by visiting LBparks.org.