The Office of 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews, in cooperation with the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works, Community Development, and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, is inviting the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new teen center at Ernest S. McBride Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 11am.
The McBride Park Teen Center Project will include a new 5,275-square-foot center, new parking lot and skate park. An additional .15 acres of park space will be added along the 16th Street side of the park. The Teen Center building will include a multi-purpose room, kitchen, game room, lounge, study room and computer room. Construction will begin in August 2010 and is scheduled to be open to the public in summer 2011.
“I am excited about the expanded opportunities for teens and all residents to enjoy recreational activities at McBride Park,” said Andrews.
Project funders include the Redevelopment Agency of Long Beach, City of Long Beach Open Space Bonds, the State of California, Proposition 40 Murray Hayden Grant Program, and City of Long Beach Park Impact Fees.