Public Invited to Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Department of Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park, 1173 Loma Vista on Wednesday, March 26, at 1 pm.

“Not only will this new Tot Lot be pure paradise for children, it will help them and their families on the road to a healthy, active lifestyle,” Mayor Bob Foster. “Park improvements help make Long Beach a more appealing city.”

The project involves the installation of a play structure with slides for children ages 2 to 5. The park irrigation will be upgraded, two dead trees with be replaced, damaged fencing will be repaired, two new benches will be installed, and a rubberized tot lot surface will be added.

“This new Tot Lot will improve Loma Vista Park, by keeping our children safe and giving them a place to play and get exercise,” said Vice Mayor Garcia, who represents the First Council District.

The Loma Vista Park Tot Lot is expected to be completed in early June 2014. The estimated cost is $116,000, with funding from one-time infrastructure dollars.

The .14-acre Loma Vista Park opened on September 24, 2005 on land provided by the Los Angeles County Sanitation District for a mini-park. The park was designed as a passive recreation area with a lawn area, trees and a custom bench with artistic elements. In 2007 the Arts Council of Long Beach added a mosaic of the sun and solar system designed by Artist Steve Elicker and nearby Edison Elementary School students.

For more information on the Loma Vista Park Tot Lot Groundbreaking, please call 562.570.3150.

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