North Long Beach was treated to a splash of color this past Saturday with the Color Block Walk event. Local non-profit design studio City Fabrick and the city’s Parks & Recreation Department to identify new open space opportunities in North Long Beach. The yearlong planning and outreach effort has resulted in the creation of the Uptown Open Space Plan, which will be released later this year. To celebrate, residents were invited to walk with Vice Mayor (and 9th District Councilperson) Rex Richardson around a pop-up walking/fitness loop around the 91 freeway embankment and Myrtle Avenue. The loop was ‘color blocked’ with 5 stations that recapped the Uptown Open Space Plan as well opportunities for more community input on select proposed projects for new parks and open space in North Long Beach. As users walked through each station, they were treated with a splash of color.
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