County Parks Needs Assessment Meeting Schedule Announced

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UPDATE | Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has released the Parks Needs Assessment meeting schedule for Long Beach, to take place throughout January in multiple locations.

As the Post previously reported, the meetings will help county decision-makers better understand the needs of residents across the county.

The results of the meeting, one of 200 to occur between now and February 2016 across the county, will be paired with data from parks in 88 cities throughout the county. When the needs assessment is published, it will show prioritize park funding and more for the coming years.

The scheduled meetings are as follows, all at 6:30PM:

  • Wednesday, January 6 | Veterans Park | 101 East 28th Street
  • Monday, January 11 | Miller Family Health Education Center | 3820 Cherry Avenue
  • Thursday, January 14 | Houghton Park | 6301 Myrtle Avenue
  • Thursday, January 21 | Bixby Park | 130 Cherry Avenue
  • Monday, January 25 | Whaley Park | 5620 Atherton Street

For more information on the Parks Needs Assessment Project, visit www.lacountyparkneeds.org.

PREVIOUSLY: County Parks Needs Assessment Meetings Now Scheduled for January

12/18/15 at 10:03AM | The Parks Needs Assessment meeting, announced by the county to occur Thursday evening, will now take place in January, Long Beach Parks and Recreation officials announced. 

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According to Jane Grobaty and Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, all meetings will occur in January, the meeting in Long Beach included. A schedule of the meetings will be released in the coming weeks. 

PREVIOUSLY: LA County to Seek Community Input on Parks in Long Beach Meeting Thursday

12/17/15 at 11:01AM | Long Beach’s Houghton Park Community Center will host one of Los Angeles County’s Parks Needs Assessment community meetings tonight to help county decision-makers better understand the needs of residents across the county, according to a release issued Wednesday.

Scheduled for 6:30PM this evening at Houghton Park Community Center, the meeting seeks Long Beach residents’ input and feedback on what they feel should be priorities for parks within the district.

“It’s absolutely critical that all residents across Los Angeles County have access to thriving, high quality parks. For the first time, this assessment will allow us to truly understand the park needs of every community within the county,” said Rita Robinson, Park Needs Assessment Project Director for the County Department of Parks and Recreation in a statement. “It is so important for all LA County residents to attend these meetings and tell us what they believe the priorities for park and open space should be.”

The results of the meeting, one of 200 to occur between now and February 2016 across the county, will be paired with data from parks in 88 cities throughout the county. When the needs assessment is published, it will show prioritize park funding and more for the coming years.

Items measured include “quantity, proximity and overall quality of parks available to residents, as well as the specific quality of individual facilities and amenities within each park,” the county stated in a release. Also, other features of parks to be weighed in the assessment include park acreage, park access, park use, park condition and the number and type of park amenities available in communities.

For more information on the Parks Needs Assessment Project, visit www.lacountyparkneeds.org.

Houghton Park is located at 6301 Myrtle Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805. 



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