Long Beach skatepark
Photo by Everett Taasevigen
Join the Arts Council for Long Beach and Action Sports Kids Foundation (ASK Long Beach) in celebrating the many talents of inner city youth that ride in Long Beach skate parks. The festival style neighborhood art and photography event, “Arts in Action”, will be held at the Michael K.
Councilmember Robert Garcia and Community Youth at Groundbreaking Ceremony
On Wednesday July, 6, 2011, Councilmember Robert Garcia and the Parks & Recreation Department hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with community youth for the new full-sized basketball courts park at 14th and Locust.
Autism in Long Beach, a local non-profit dedicated to providing awareness, resources, and support for families on the spectrum, will partner with Long Beach Skate Company, and others, to present its first-ever Collaborative Autism Summer Picnic, Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Bixby Park.
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Fire Department, Neighborhood Services, City of Long Beach-Department of Community Development, The Long Beach Housing Development Company and Pine Locust Revitalization Group to host the 6th District Neighborhood Cleanup, in remembrance of 9/11.
Tony Hawk, still king of the ramp, selected McBride Skatepark in Long Beach as a beneficiary of Stand Up for Skateparks 2010. Photo by Jody Morris.
The Tony Hawk Foundation has chosen Long Beach’s’ McBride Skatepark as the pledge-drive beneficiary for its annual “Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up for Skateparks” fundraiser in Beverly Hills, October 17.
An all new full-size outdoor basketball court, with new fencing and bleachers, will soon be built just east of the 14th Street skate park, with funding support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Last week, Knabe announced a commitment of $200,000 for three parks and open space projects in the City of Long Beach.
Skaters and non-skaters alike are invited to come celebrate the grand opening for the 14th Street Skate Park on Sunday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. The event will showcase the enlargement and improvement of the skating facility at 14th Street between Pine and Pacific Avenues.