PRESS RELEASE

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

9/12/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 091223-2
Subject:
Long Beach’s 5th Annual Ranchos Walk Returns Saturday, September 23
Contact:
Laura Russell
562.570.7616
Laura.Russell@longbeach.gov
Administrative Coordinator
Office of Climate Action and Sustainability




Group of female participants walking through nature area.

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will host the 5th Annual Ranchos Walk onSaturday, Sept. 23, 2023. Community members are invited to take a walk through history as they follow the paths that link Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos. The 9.4-mile scenic route connects the highest points in Long Beach and Signal Hill, including Reservoir Hill, Longview Point at Willow Springs Park, and Hilltop Park in Signal Hill. This year, the Ranchos Walk will highlight native plants and feature a guided audio tour.

“The Ranchos Walk provides a unique opportunity for the community to come together, explore and enjoy the variety of green spaces Long Beach has to offer,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “It’s a great way to encourage us all to appreciate the beauty of our city by showcasing the unique diversity of our native foliage throughout our city’s diverse landscape.”

In addition to the full 9.4-mile urban hike, the event will also feature 6-mile and 3.5-mile route options. Free shuttle services will be available to return participants to the start point, the main parking lot, and rest stops. Start times will be staggered to support consistent shuttle availability. The Ranchos Walk will end at Rancho Los Alamitos, where participants can enjoy an afternoon of music, free refreshments, games and activities. Additional food and beverages will also be available for purchase at the end of walk event. Spearheaded by the City’s Office of Climate Action and Sustainability, the Ranchos Walk will include participation from various City departments, including Health and Human Services, Public Works, Utilities and Port of Long Beach.

“We’re very excited this year because the Ranchos Walk destination will be Rancho Los Alamitos in our district,” said Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw. “Our office is proud to be sponsoring the food for the celebratory event at the end of the walk.”

During the walk, participants can navigate the different routes, learn about the area’s history and landmarks, and access the native plant audio tour using the izi.TRAVEL app, available for download on Apple and Android devices. Participation in the event is free with online registration and additional event details available at longbeach.gov/ranchoswalk.

“Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos are treasured, historic landmarks of our beautiful city,” said Fifth District Councilwoman Megan Kerr. “We invite families, friends and nature and history enthusiasts to come out and participate in this fun event.”

The goal of Ranchos Walk is to support active, fun and safe ways for walkers to explore neighborhoods and discover historic landmarks and vista points. Coinciding with California Pedestrian Safety Month, the event will also uplift the City’s street safety and mobility initiatives like Walk and Roll Long Beach, a program that promotes street safety for all pedestrians and bicyclists by providing free education and resources that work to end preventable pedestrian and bicycle-related injuries, and Safe Streets Long Beach, an initiative to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in Long Beach to zero by 2026.

Updates about this year’s Rancho Walk will be shared on longbeach.gov/ranchoswalk and on the Office of Climate Action and Sustainability social pages @lbsustainability on Facebook and Instagram.

The 5th Annual Ranchos Walk is presented by the City of Long Beach, in partnership with Walk Long Beach and with additional sponsorship by the Office of Fourth District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw, the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, the Port of Long Beach, and other sponsors.

More information about the Office of Climate Action and Sustainability is available at longbeach.gov/sustainability.

About the City of Long Beach
Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach.

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About Walk Long Beach
Walk Long Beach is a local non-profit focused on creating and strengthening more sustainable and equitable communities through the lens of pedestrian safety and walkability. We encourage walking for mental and physical health and support place-based active transportation by building local economic vitality and connecting healthy neighborhoods.