Long Beach parks and recreation

City to Remove Dying Trees to Ensure Public Safety

dried-tree Five coral trees on Ocean Boulevard and Cherry Avenue are dying, with significant trunk and root decay, and are at risk of falling. These trees experienced limb failure over the summer at an increasing rate, and members of the public are often within the fall zone.

City to Begin Removing Dying Trees From Parks

dried-tree On Friday, August 5, the City of Long Beach will begin removing some dead and dying trees in the City’s parks that are increasingly prone to toppling over or limbs falling. The City must remove them to ensure the public’s safety and, consequently, support the growth of healthy trees.

City Manager Names Marie Knight Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Marie Knight new Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Marie Knight new Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. On Friday City Manager Pat West named Marie Knight as the City’s Director of the Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Department. Ms. Knight brings 27 years of professional experience in the municipal and community sectors, and her appointment will be effective in mid-March, 2016.

De-Coupling Done; 6th and 7th Streets to Allow Two-Way Traffic Beginning Sunday

street-repair Beginning November 22 at 7:00 am, 6th and 7th Streets will allow two-way traffic in the area between Alamitos and Atlantic Avenues, as the City of Long Beach reaches a milestone in the process to improve a dangerous intersection and build a new park in Downtown Long Beach.

Residents Invited to Grand Opening of Jenni Rivera Memorial Park

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilman Dee Andrews, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite residents to the grand opening of Jenni Rivera Memorial Park, on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 am.

Stephen Scott Selected Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Stephen Scott, newly appointed interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine Today, City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Stephen Scott as Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), while the City undertakes a nationwide search for a new PRM Director.

George Chapjian Leaves LB Parks and Rec for Santa Barbara

George Chapjian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine resigns from Long Beach. George Chapjian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine resigns from Long Beach. George Chapjian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), today announced his resignation from the City of Long Beach to accept a position as Director of the Community Services Department for Santa Barbara County.

Admission to City Pools Reduced For Swimmers Under 17

swim-pool It’s now even easier for Long Beach youth under the age of 17 to enjoy community swimming pools, because the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission have reduced the youth admission fee to $1 per visit.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Offers a Variety of Health and Fitness Activities

water-aerobics Stick to your wellness and fitness goals in 2015. Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine has dozens of options for exercise, dance, swimming, team sports programs. Visit www.lbparks.org to register for these great classes starting in February.

Council Votes in Favor of Naming Park in Honor of Jenni Rivera

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 in favor of moving forward with Councilman Dee Andrews legislative item requesting the Long Beach City Council to consider naming a park in the 6th District in honor of Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera.

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