Last Chance to Tour California Gardens this Year
2011-11-18 · By Editor
The next California Gardens tour is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be the last opportunity to visit the property this year. The tour is led by volunteers and will focus on the history, wildlife, plants, and new developments of this exciting property.
Sometimes referred to as Willow Gulch, the 56-acre property behind Sunnyside Cemetery is rich in history. The area contains a diverse topography, endangered species, native plants, the second highest hill in Long Beach, two wetlands, and a working water basin.
“The need for recreation opportunities and open space continues to grow in northern, central, and western portions of Long Beach,” says Councilmember Johnson. “California Gardens is an opportunity to develop 40 acres of City-owned land into a natural oasis the whole region can enjoy.
The proposed park at California Gardens is located at the highest accessible point in Long Beach, offering a 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean to Palos Verdes to the mountains and Downtown Lost Angeles. After more than 100 years of City ownership, the time has come to start opening this property to the public to enjoy this natural open space in the middle of our city.”
On Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, come see for yourself what everyone is talking about by taking a tour of the proposed park space. The monthly tours are free and open to the public.
The property is located at 2700 California Avenue and the entrance is located on the corner of 27th Street and California Avenue. Plenty of parking available on 27th Street.