FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 092121
Public Invited to Pressburg Parkway Dedication Uptown
Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), is hosting a dedication ceremony for the South Street Parkway to be renamed Pressburg Parkway, honoring community activist Mr. Dan Pressburg. The public event will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, at the corner of South Street and Jaymills Avenue.
“Mr. Pressburg has lived in Long Beach for more than 35 years and has worked to increase open space and enhance community engagement,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This naming is a tribute to that work.”
Following an item brought forth by Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, supported by Councilmember Roberto Uranga and approved by the City Council at large, the naming of the third-of-an-acre pocket park recognizes the legacy, contributions and service of Mr. Pressburg. The open greenspace was Long Beach’s first pocket park, established in the 1990s.
“Naming this pocket park for Dan Pressburg honors his sense of civic responsibility and his dedication to the North Long Beach community,” said Vice Mayor Rex Richardson. “His charitable acts and knowledge of Long Beach’s history make him deserving of this recognition.”
The newly named Pressburg Parkway is located adjacent to Mr. Pressburg’s residence in the DeForest Park Neighborhood, where he serves as the President of his neighborhood association. He is also the organizer of Long Beach’s One-Day Christmas Store, benefiting residents in need citywide, earning him recognition from Neighborhoods USA.
Mr. Pressburg previously served as a Redevelopment Agency North Project Area committee member and longtime vice chair, playing a key role in the DeForest Park Wetlands Restoration. As a Cultural Heritage Commissioner, he helped establish five landmarks in North Long Beach as well as leading the charge for Sunnyside Cemetery to gain its landmark status. He also was an original member of the Veteran’s Day Parade Committee.
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