C. David Molina Park Opens in North Long Beach

Long Beach is cranking out the new parks lately. While recent parks have opened thanks to Measure A funds, the newest park opening is thanks to a development agreement with the Riverdale residential tract. It’s C. David Molina Park located in North Long Beach at 4951 Oregon Avenue, the city is celebrating its grand opening Tuesday, August 28th at 9:30 am.

Within this 3.3-acre park, you’ll find an artificial turf field, walking path, tons of parking, and a **shaded** playground. We’re loving this recent trend of shade structures at the newly-constructed Long Beach playgrounds.


The park is named for Dr. C. David Molina who started the city’s first intensive care unit at Pacific Hospital in 1962 and served as the hospital’s Emergency Department Director for 21 years. “Dr. Molina showed compassion to people who needed it the most,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “He cared for patients like they were family, and I’m proud that this park will add to his legacy as a champion of the community.”

The playground is complete with those accessible swings that look like large molded seats, allowing kids who have difficulty maintaining an erect body position the ability to enjoy movement through swinging. You’ll also find a crazy gyroscope looking structure, a semi-gate toddler area and lots and lots of climbing opportunities for the littles.

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