Construction set to begin on Mcbride Park Teen Center; groundbreaking August 7

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mcbride park teen centerThe office of Councilman Dee Andrews in cooperation with the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works, Community Development, and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Teen Center at McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Avenue on Saturday, August 7 at 11 a.m .

The McBride Park Teen Center Project will include a new 5,275 sq ft teen center, and new parking lot and skate park. An additional .15 acres of park space will be added along the 16th Street side of the park.

The Teen Center building will include a multi-purpose room, kitchen, game room, lounge, study room and computer room. Construction will begin in July 2010 and is scheduled to be open to the public in summer 2011.

” I am excited about the expanded opportunities for teens and all residents to enjoy recreational activities at McBride Park,” said 6th District City Councilman Dee Andrews.

After the groundbreaking, the community will be able to enjoy entertainment provided by the Warehouse Shoe Store, free hot dogs courtesy of the Local 372 Long Beach Fire Fighters, a moon bounce, games and other festivities. Project funders include the Redevelopment Agency of Long Beach Open Space Bonds, the State of California, Proposition 40 Murray Hayden Grant Program, and City of Long Beach Park  Impact Fees.

For more information about the groundbreaking ceremony for the McBride Park Teen Center, call (562)570-3150. For information on other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, call (562)570-3100 or visit

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