The City of Long Beach Department of Parks and Recreation located at 700 Magnolia Blvd. oversees the activities of the Beach Park and the Recreation Center.
With dozens of sports and program offerings available for Long Beach residents, it is the main source of activities in our community. The Recreation Center, although damaged by Superstorm Sandy, includes a newly renovated weight and fitness center and Olympic-size indoor swimming pool and dive pool with a one-meter board and two steam rooms (to re-open late this summer). The Recreation Center's campus includes an indoor ice arena, a fishing pier, bayfront boardwalk, turf fields with two baseball/softball diamonds, roller hockey rink, basketball court, fitness trail, dog run, skateboard park and a boat ramp with ample parking available. Beach passes can be purchased at the Gazebo located near the Children's Park and Ice Arena. For complete details on obtaining season Beach Passes, when passes are required and so much more, visit longbeachny.gov/beach.
In the summer, the Recreation Department kicks off the Summer Season with The City Manager's 10 Mile Trophy Run, holds the end of school Memorial Sean Ryan 5K Run, and ends the Summer Labor Day weekend with the Robert C. McAvoy 5 mile Run. While there is a competitive component in all of these races, these runs are for anyone who has prepared themselves. See longbeachny.gov/rec to sign up or get more information on these races!
The popular Recreation Summer Camp Program will return again this year (see below). There are also events too numerous to mention and added frequently, so be sure to check the calendar at longbeachny.gov/rec every day to make sure you don't miss anything. This summer will include three concerts a week on the beach starting July 1, arts and crafts fairs, a fireworks show, Surf Week presented in conjunction with Skudin Surf Camps. Skudin Surf Camps also provide an experience like no other in the world, so be sure to check out their website at skudinsurf.com to sign up today.
SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM 2013
The Long Beach Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Long Beach City School District, conducts an eight week summer playground for children entering Kindergarten through age 12. Supervised by qualified personnel, this program features swimming instruction, baseball, softball, arts and crafts, trips to Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Splish Splash, and more. The program takes place at the Long Beach Middle School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and school bus transportation will be provided to and from West School, Lindell School, The Recreation Center, and Bishop Molloy Hall in Point Lookout. The cost for the program is $450 for Long Beach School District students. For an application or for more information visit www.longbeachny.gov/rec.
AFTERNOON SPORTS PROGRAM
The Long Beach Recreation Department will conduct an eight-week afternoon sports program for children ages 7 to 12. This program, supervised by qualified personnel, includes swimming at the high school pool and at the beach, Splish Splash, bowling, volleyball and more. The afternoon program meets at the Long Beach Middle School on weekdays from 1-5 p.m. and school bus transportation will be provided to and from West School, Lindell School, The Recreation Center, and Bishop Molloy Hall in Point Lookout. The cost for the program is $450. For an application visit www.longbeachny.gov or call 431-3890 for more information.
*Please note location changes to camp programs due to damage by Superstorm Sandy. Recreation Department personnel are working with School District personnel to ensure that this year's program will offer opportunities like no other with all the same conveniences to parents as before!
MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Men’s softball league games are played Monday to Thursday nights at 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. under the lights at George Costigan fields located in Bayfront Park at National Boulevard and West Pine Street. Parking for the fields is located at National Boulevard and the Bayfront or at Magnolia Boulevard and the Bayfront. Teams are sponsored by local merchants and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.
WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Women’s softball league games will be played on Fridays at 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.. under the lights at George Costigan fields on Magnolia Boulevard at West Bay Drive. Teams are sponsored by local merchants and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.
MEN’S 9 ON 9 SOCCER
A men’s summer soccer tournament for players 18 and over starts June 9. Games are played Sunday mornings. Visit www.longbeachny.org/ for an application.
WOMEN’S KICKBALL LEAGUE
Women’s kickball league games are played on Sunday nights at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. under the lights at George Costigan fields on Magnolia Blvd. at West Bay Drive. Teams are sponsored by local merchants and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.
YOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL
A co-ed Beach Volleyball program is offered to Long Beach youths ages 10-17 during the summer months. The program is held at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the beach volleyball courts at Riverside Blvd. Due to boardwalk construction, the courts may move slightly from time to time. Ten- to 12-year-olds meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 13- to 17-year-olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Playground facilities are located at Georgia Avenue and West Beech Street,* Pacific Boulevard and Shore Road, Park Place and West Hudson Street,* Clark Street at Reynolds Channel,* and Veterans Park located on the Recreation Department Campus on Magnolia Boulevard and West Bay Drive. Magnolia Playground at the beach-front is under repair and is scheduled to open in early June.
(*) above indicate that the playground is equipped with a Splash component that is active in the summer when weather permits.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Long Beach Summer Concert Series will take place this summer on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Start time will be 8 p.m. and each concert will end at 10 p.m. Consult longbeachny.gov for more information.
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