City Council Approves Contract For New Community Center at Orizaba Park

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A new grant-funded community center is coming to Orizaba Park. Tuesday, the City Council approved the contract for the new community center, which will include vital after school programs and much more. The community center is the first of its kind in the area and is funded by a $2.2 million dollar state grant.

“Long Beach residents will soon have access to a great community center at a popular park,” said Mayor Bob Foster. “The Community Building will be an added accomplishment to all of the wonderful upgrades Orizaba Park has seen in the past few years.”

“A tired kid is a good kid, and this new center will create many tired kids,” said Councilmember O’Donnell. “This new addition to the Park will provide a space for much needed programs and keep kids busy during the after school hours.”

Located at the corner of 14th Street and Orizaba Avenue, the park has undergone significant construction to expand and improve its facilities. Some of the enhanced facilities include a skate park, basketball courts and physical training equipment. The new community center is intended to provide after school programs, digital academy training and potential space for neighborhood groups, meetings and events.

Orizaba Park holds a firm place in Long Beach’s history and continues to serve as an anchor for the communities in the west end of the Fourth District.

For more information, please contact the office of Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell at (562) 570-6918.

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