PRESS RELEASE

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

6/18/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061821-4
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free and Low-Cost Recreation Programs Starting June 21
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




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.

  • Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
    • August 26 - Spiderman: Far From Home
  • Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave. 
    • July 29 - Tom and Jerry (2021)
  • Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.
    • July 22 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
    • July 15 - Scoob!
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
    • June 24 - Black Panther
  • Orizaba Park, 1435 Orizaba Ave.
    • August 12 - Avengers Endgame
  • Pan American Park, 5157 Centralia St.
    • July 1- Aladdin
  • Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St.
    • August 19 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
    • July 8 - Abominable
  • Seaside Park, 14th St. at Chestnut Ave.
    • July 13 - Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st Street
    • August 5 - Ant Man and the Wasp

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.

  • Frozen II: June 21, El Dorado Park; June 23, Grace Park; June 25, Chavez Park
  • Secret Life of Pets 2: June 28, Bixby Park; June 30, Veterans Park; July 2, Silverado Park
  • Abominable: July 7, Orizaba Park; July 9, Signal Hill Park
  • The Croods: A New Age: July 12, Ramona Park, July 14, Davenport Park; July 16, Wardlow Park
  • Toy Story 4: July 19, Stearns Champions Park; July 21, Admiral Kidd Park; July 23, Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: July 26, Signal Hill Park; July 28, MacArthur Park; July 30, Coolidge Park
  • Trolls World Tour: August 2, Seaside Park; August 4, DeForest Park; August 3, Somerset Park
  • Dolitte: August 8, McBride Park; August 11, Heartwell Park; August 13, Scherer Park; August 14, Signal Hill Park
  • The Lion King: August 16, Cherry Park; August 18, College Estates Park; August 20, Houghton Park
  • Onward: August 23, Pan American Park; August 25, Drake Park; August 27, Whaley Park

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. 

  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave., 562.570.8890
  • Freeman Community Center, 1205 Freeman Ave., 562.570,8890
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., 562.570.1640
  • Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave., 562.570.1600
  • McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Ave.,562.570.1605
  • Silverado Park, 1545 West 31st St., 562.570.1675

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.

  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave., 562.570.8890
  • El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road, 562.570.3225
  • EXPO Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., 562.570.1640
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., 562.570.1640
  • Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 East 4th Street, 562.570.3500
  • McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Ave., 562.570.1605
  • Silverado Park, 1545 West 31st Street, 562.570.1675

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.

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