‘Strong’ Show of Support

Marshall Park ceremony pic

About 200 people gathered for the official opening of Chrissy Strong-Marshall Plaza in Somerset Park last Saturday, March 20. Strong-Marshall was a longtime employee of the Long Beach parks department who died after a long battle with cancer. A few months ago, the Long Beach City Council voted to rename Somerset Park in her honor, but many people in the neighborhoods surrounding the park asked city officials to preserve the park’s original name.
In response, 7th District Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga (pictured far right) arranged for the park to keep its original name and to renovate the park plaza and name it in honor of Strong-Marshall.

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