Long Beach, CA
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6255 De Forest Ave.
Long Beach , CA 90805
On June 30th, 2018 the DeForest Wetlands project opened 34 acres of land along the Los Angeles River for public use. Once overgrown with exotic vegetation or completely devoid of vegetation, the area has been transformed into a river parkway with freshwater wetlands, wildlife habitat, recreational trails, native plants and interpretive signage, while retaining flood control management.
The public will be able to enjoy bird watching, walking, horseback riding and taking in an urban oasis of nature at the wetlands. The total cost of the project was $8.5 million from a number of grants from the state, county and regional agencies.The City owned portion of the park is 15 acres and was improved in 1976 from land acquired as excess property from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. The park is improved with a small meeting room and staff office, four lighted tennis courts, a handball/racquetball court structure, two playgrounds, two baseball diamonds and two restrooms.
Basketball Court, Community Center, Nature Trail, Playground, Racquetball Court, Softball Field, Tennis Court, Sand Volleyball Court, Restrooms, Youth Recreation, Adult Classes