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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 082523-3
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Free After School Programs for Youth Begins August 28
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Group of young program participants and one staff member playing a ball game on grass surrounded by treesAbove: Group of participating youth and Parks and Rec staff members of the After School Program.

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is once again offering its free After School Program, which safely engages youth ages 5 to 12 with educational and engaging activities during the after-school hours. Registration for the After School Program begins Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.

The After School Program is a free drop-in program where registered participants may come and go as they please. Participants will receive homework assistance and enjoy enrichment activities and games. After-School Programs are available weekday afternoons beginning Monday, Aug. 28, through Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, and will take place at the following Long Beach parks during the specified times:

Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.             
  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.
  • Coolidge Park, 352 E. Neece St.                   
  • Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.             
  • El Dorado Park West, 2800 N. Studebaker Rd.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
  • Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St.
  • Seaside Park, 14th Street at Chestnut Ave.
  • Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.
  • Somerset Park, 1500 E. Carson St.
  • Stearns Champions Park, 4520 E. 23rd St.
  • Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge Ave.

Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

  • College Estates, 808 Stevely Ave.
  • MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St.
  • Pan American Park, 5157 E. Centralia St. (Thursdays, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
  • Whaley Park, 5620 E. Atherton St.

Pre-registration for the After School Program is required. To register, participants can visit the park of their choice during their designated hours now until all spots are filled.

Additional information about the After School Programs and other activities for youth is available at or by calling 562.570.3150.

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