PRESS RELEASE

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

12/6/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 120622-2
Subject:
Long Beach to Offer Free Winter Youth Fun Days Program and Teen Activities During Winter School Break
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer free extended supervised recreation programs for youth over the winter school break. Both the Winter Fun Days Program and Teen Program will operate Dec. 27 through 30 and Jan. 3 through 6, noon to 5 p.m., at parks throughout Long Beach. Youth may come and go at their own discretion and PRM staff will be on-site to lead a variety of recreational activities.

Winter Fun Days Program
The Winter Fun Days Program will offer youth ages 5 through 12 the opportunity to enjoy free games, crafts, sports tournaments, field trips and holiday celebrations. Onsite registration when youth show up to participate is required. More information is available on the program webpage or by calling the location of your choice.

Winter Fun Days will take place at the following Long Beach parks:

  • Admiral Kidd, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
  • Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.
  • College Estates Park, 808 Stevely Ave.
  • Coolidge Park, 353 E. Neece St.
  • Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.
  • El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Rd.
  • Heartwell Park*, 5801 E. Parkcrest
  • Houghton Park, 6201 Myrtle Ave.
  • MacArthur Park, 1321 Anaheim St.
  • McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park,1950 Lemon Ave.
  • Orizaba Park, 1435 Orizaba Ave.
  • Pan American Park, 5157 Centralia St.
  • Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St.
  • Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Seaside Park, 14th Street at Chestnut Avenue
  • Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.
  • Somerset Park, 1500 E. Carson St.
  • Stearns Champions Park, 4520 E. 23rd St.
  • Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
  • Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St.

* Wardlow Park youth programs will be offered at Heartwell Park due to construction activity.

Teen Programs
Teens can participate in free winter break recreation activities at the following Teen Center locations:

  • Admiral Kidd, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.
  • Houghton Park, 6201 Myrtle Ave.
  • Freeman Community Center, 1205 Freeman Ave.
  • McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
  • Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St. 

Onsite registration when teens show up to participate is required. More information about Teen Programs is available on the webpage at LBParks.org.

Neither the Winter Fun Days Program or Teen Program will operate Dec. 26 or Jan. 2.

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

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 169 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space, and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan, provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs, maintains public marinas, and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.