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Largest Development of New Park Space in 60 Years Celebrated with Unveiling of Plaza’s Huge Map

Mayor, Councilmember James Johnson and Supervisor Don Knabe celebrate the grand opening of Willow Springs Park

Mayor Bob Foster and Councilmember James Johnson are proud to unveil a 100-feet diameter, 7,850-square-foot map for the grand opening of Willow Springs Park, with views of the Long Beach skyline, the Port of Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Downtown Los Angeles and San Gabriel Mountains. The circular map/plaza is made out of decomposed granite and tumbled glass and details the area’s watersheds and terrain, including prominent peaks and points, within 50 miles of the park. At 47 acres, Willow Springs Park will ultimately constitute the largest development of new park space in the City of Long Beach since 1952.

Councilmember Johnson and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine are inviting the community to a free jazz concert at Willow Springs Park on Thursday, November 1, from 6 to 9 pm to celebrate its grand opening.



(Left to right) Mayor Foster, Supervisor Don Knabe, David Slater of Signal Hill Petroleum and Councilmember James Johnson place the tile marking Long Beach in the Longview Point Plaza map.


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