Public Invited to Locust Tot Lot Groundbreaking Ceremony, Playground Design Unveiling

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony of the Locust Tot Lot on Saturday, March 19 at 9:30AM, where Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works will unveil the new playground design.

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“I am always excited to see additional recreational open space developed in Long Beach,” said Mayor Garcia in a statement. “The residents in the neighborhood will have a new much-needed place to play with their children and enjoy the outdoors with their neighbors.”

A play structure for two to five-year-olds, with a slide, as well as climbing and exploratory features, will be built on the 4,050-square-foot lot, formerly a vacant site. The playground will also have a swing set, safety surfacing and a series of interactive play panels. Two benches and two picnic tables connected by an ADA-accessible walkway will comprise the seating area, as well as a bike rack, trees and mulch, according to the release.

“The Locust Tot Lot will be the latest park area developed in Central Long Beach, and one that I have been working on for a while for our children to have a safe place to play,” said Andrews in a statement. “When it is completed in the fall, we will have opened or renovated more than 26 acres of parks and open space since I have been in office.”

For more information regarding the event, please call Gladys Kaiser, Manager, Community Recreation Services, at 562.570.3150.

The Locust Tot Lot is located at 2331 Locust Avenue.

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