Following months of construction, Bluff Park is re-opening today for public use, according to a statement from the City of Long Beach.
Hydroseeding has made the re-establishment of grass ideal for the heavily-used area along the coast, and the city has also installed native landscaping along the top edge of the bluff behind the handrail. The irrigation system, 3,700 feet of the sidewalk and handrail have also all been replaced and upgraded.
“Bluff Park is one of my favorite parks in the city and it’s now more beautiful and accessible than ever,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “It’s one of the best locations to enjoy with family, walk your dog, exercise, or take in the sunset. We are all happy it’s been reopened.”
Following a decision by the city council in December to continue plans to restore the bluffs, the city will make improvements to several other areas of the bluffs this year. The city expects completion of stabilization by fall 2015.
“Stabilization consists of soil nails that prevent the further erosion and increase the seismic stability of the bluffs, as well as native vegetation planted to take deep root to provide further stabilization and green space,” the city said.
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