The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department is offering a variety of new classes this winter.
The “Preschool in Nature” Program at El Dorado Nature Center will help children learn social skills, cultivate creativity, and grow with group cooperation techniques while exercising their minds and bodies on the trails of the Nature Center. The first session, “A Long Winter’s Nap,” will take place from January 4 to January 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30am.
Children must be between the ages of 3 ½ to 5 years and potty trained. For further information on this program or others at El Dorado Nature Center, call (562) 570-1745, or visit the Center at 7550 E Spring Street.
Winter swimming classes at the Belmont Plaza Pool will begin January 3 and continue to January 31. Many classes are available, including Parent & Child, Learn to Swim for Tiny Tots, Children, Teens, Adults, and Private and Semi-Private lessons. Classes take place either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. The pool is located at 4000 Olympic Plaza, adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Pier.
Registration will take place during the facility’s regular scheduled hours on a first-come, first-served basis. To register call (562) 570-3111 or go in person to the El Dorado Park Administration Building at 2760 Studebaker Road. For more information on the Belmont Plaza Pool and their swimming classes, contact Aquatics Supervisor Lori Jarmacz at (562) 570-1806.
Stay healthy and fit in the new year with tennis classes at the Billie Jean King and El Dorado Park Tennis Centers. Classes are available in many sizes and levels, including Mommy/Daddy and Me, Tennis for Tots, Tennis–First Strokes, Youth, Adult, Large Group, Small Group, and Cardio Tennis. Each session is one day per week for eight weeks. The first classes begin January 8.
Registration may take place online by going to lbparks.org, or use the standard Registration Form found in the Long Beach Recreation Connection magazine at any Parks and Recreation facility.