Wednesday, November 9, 2011

California Gardens- tour coming up

The next California Gardens tour is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th, 10:00AM-12:00PM. Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be the last opportunity to visit the property this year. The tour is led by volunteers and will focus on the history, wildlife, plants, and new developments of this exciting property. If you are interested in leading an upcoming tour, please email Grace Lorentzen at

This month's tour will be led by:
-Gloria Lorentzen, 7th District Resident

Meeting location and parking available at 2745 Orange Ave., just south of 28th St (between Spring St. and Willow St.).

"The need for recreation opportunities and open space continues to grow in northern, central, and western portions of Long Beach," says Councilmember Johnson. "California Gardens is an opportunity to develop 40 acres of City-owned land into a natural oasis the whole region can enjoy. The proposed park at California Gardens is located at the highest accessible point in Long Beach, offering a 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean to Palos Verdes to the mountains and Downtown Lost Angeles. After more than 100 years of City ownership, the time has come to start opening this property to the public to enjoy this natural open space in the middle of our city."

The monthly tours are free and open to the public.
*Starting January 2012, the monthly tours will resume on the 3rd Saturday of the month.*

Contact the 7th District office if you have any questions:
(562) 570-7777

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