City of Long Beach
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411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for Pike Park (195 W. Seaside Way), at noon Thursday, Feb. 13.
“Pike Park is going to offer downtown Long Beach a great new open space experience with an all ages slide,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The 8,000-square foot park can be accessed via Seaside Way, just west of Pine Avenue, or via the slide, which is adjacent to the pedestrian stairs just south of Ocean Boulevard. The park’s features include a dog park, fitness stations, the slide, landscaping, lighting, benches and bike racks. The park was built by a private developer as a requirement included in the approval of the adjacent residential project.
“This new neighborhood park is user-friendly for a variety of age groups and activity levels and will be a valuable asset to the community,” said Councilmember Jeannine Pearce.
The park was named in memory of the Pike Amusement Area, founded in 1902, which once ran along the shoreline south of Ocean Boulevard and featured arcades, food stands, gift shops, a variety of rides and a bath house.
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, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach 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 the quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 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.
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