Councilman Andrews Announces improvements to Veterans Park
2014-04-11 · By Editor
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marines launches improvements to Veterans Park this month. The park is located at 101 East 28th Street, in the City of Long Beach.
Veterans Park is one of the many parks in the 6th District of Long Beach. Work on the 14.32 acres of land will which include:
- Two basketball half courts will be resurfaced.
- One Hockey Court will be resurfaced
- Two Tennis courts will be resurfaced with the conversion of one to a Futsol court.
- 54 windows replaced and upgraded in the Recreation Center
Funding for the improvements came from Councilman Andrews One-Time Upland Oil Funds. “It is great to see one of our city’s parks getting much needed renovations. Each day, I see hundreds of people enjoying this park and I know they will be enjoying it even more now”, said Councilman Dee Andrews.
The current site between 28th and Spring Street was acquired as a park and named Veterans Memorial Park on August 19, 1952. On April 12, 1956, a development plan was approved by the City Council. Completion of the park was in April 1958 with the dedication of the community recreation center. The community recreation center contains a large multi-purpose room with a raised stage and hardwood floors, a kitchen and two classrooms. Other park improvements include a lighted softball field, a lighted baseball field, a lighted soccer field, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, a group picnic area, a freestanding restroom and a playground for pre-school and school aged children.
For more information please call the office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816.