Getting to Know The Parks and Recreation Programs of The 9th District
2011-06-28 · By Editor
Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine offers many recreation programs at the six programmed parks in the 9th City Council District. Residents can view monthly calendars of events for each 9th District park on the Department’s website.
Each calendar has the supervised hours and a listing of the various activities for each day. Senior citizens can view the Houghton Park senior program calendar.
9th District Parks
Coolidge Park is located at 352 Neece Street south of Artesia Street and west of the Long Beach Freeway. The 6.1-acre park offers a basketball court, softball field, playground, picnic area and a community center. For more information, call (562) 570-1618.
Ed ”Pops” Davenport Park
The 11.6-acre park is located at 2910 E 55th between Candlewood & South. The park was named in memory of Long Beach Police Officer Corporal Ed “Pops” Davenport. Residents can enjoy a sports field, two half-court basketball courts, a walking path and a playground. Call (562) 570-3150 for more information.
DeForest Park has many recreational amenities including a basketball court, community center, playground, racquetball court, softball field, tennis court and a volleyball court. The park encompasses over 50 acres including the 34-acre DeForest Nature Trail along the Los Angeles River to the south the Call (562) 570-1620 for more information.
Houghton Park at 6301 Myrtle Avenue has a large community center, a Skate-BMX Park, baseball, softball and soccer fields; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a picnic area and playground on 26.4 acres. The park offers many recreation programs and services for youth, teens and seniors. Call (562) 570-1640 for more information.
North Long Beach Community Center
The North Long Beach Community Center at 2311 South Street has activities including basketball, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts and homework help. Call 562-570-8046 for more information.
The 7.2-acre Ramona Park at 3301 E. 65th Street has a community center, fields for baseball, softball and soccer; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground and picnic area. Call (562) 570-1665 for more information.
South Street Parkway
The 1.5-acre South Street Parkway adds beauty and open space to the neighborhood at South Street and Jaymills.