Rancho Los Alamitos Not Affected by Friday Furloughs

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rancho-los-alamitosDespite a new City of Long Beach policy of closing down many city services on the last Friday of each month as a cost savings, Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens will remain open on “furlough Fridays” through the end of the city’s fiscal year.

“We noted a drop in our normal attendance this past Friday and want to remind the public that the Rancho is open to all guests – free of charge – Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. throughout the year,” said Executive Director Pamela Seager.

The barns area of Rancho Los Alamitos (RLA) is undergoing restoration and construction. However, the rest of the site, including the ranch house, is OPEN to the public as usual, free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

In the interest of the farm animals’ health and welfare, RLA’s animals are temporarily being boarded off-site with our agricultural advisor during the construction. The animals will be welcomed back to their homes at RLA when construction is completed.

This Saturday the Rancho will commemorate the newly restored one acre historic Native Garden from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Rancho invites the public to join the celebration of the renowned cultural landscapes that have become a part of Southern California’s rich historic heritage.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens is a nationally-recognized 7.5 acre historic site featuring an adobe ranch house dating from c. 1800, four acres of prominent historic gardens and five early 20th century barns with livestock.

For more information on the event’s activities go to www.rancholosalamitos.com.

Rancho Los Alamitos is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated by the Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation, a nonprofit organization, as a public/private cooperative effort under the auspices of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine.

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