Marina Vista Park, Long Beach, CA. “It’s One Of Our Finest Parks…
Take your dog for a lovely long walk and a view of the lush scenery of Marina Vista Park. This park is neat and has plenty of open room for some playtime, or just to relax. Marina Vista Park is well preserved, and there is always plenty of parking. Marina Vista Park is a place that’s peaceful, beautiful, and serene, you can’t ask for much more in a local park.
The location was purchased in 1923 as part of the purchase that included Colorado Lagoon, Recreation Park, and Marine Stadium. Due to oil recovery events, a portion of the site stayed wetlands as part of the Marine Stadium connection to Colorado Lagoon, plus title disputes, the undeveloped site stayed.
In the 1960's, things changed in favor of the creation of Marina Vista Park. For the proposed Crosstown Freeway construction, the wetlands were subsidize, which lead the way for Title issues to be established with the 1968 Alamitos Bay Boundary Settlement Agreement between the City, private property owners, & State of California. In the late 1970's, oil operations consolidated on a 1.5-acre parcel between Boat House Lane and Loynes Drive allowing park development.
Finally, Marina Vista Park development began in 1982. The original design for Vista Park was modest; the facilities include a baseball field, and a soccer field. Vista Park benefited from the Los Angeles County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Act of 1992, & in 1992 Vista Park got a freestanding restroom building. In 1994, field improvements including dugouts, backstops, landscaping, fencing & night lighting for the baseball field.
Some of the finest homes in Long Beach surround Vista Park. The variety of homes offers-up a little bit of everything to choose from. The housing-community of Belmont Heights, Spinnaker Cove, Del Ago, Pacific Viallas & the developments of Spinnaker Bay guards Marina Vista Park. These homes are on the south east side of Long Beach are walking steps to the world famous Marine Stadium Water Park as well as the beach.
Recreation & Culture
The climate and community combine for ideal conditions, Vista Park in Long Beach has phenomenal year around weather, plus has plenty resources for the community to enjoy. You’ll find shade trees, gentle hills to roll on, and room for a lot of organized sports. Marina Vista Park has 18.2 acres offers lush grassy hills plus ample room with an array of amenities, including plenty “of benches for the parents” while the kids frolic on the jungle gym playground, and numerous picnic tables that can support large parties. Marina Vista Park is aptly named with views of Marine Stadium and the Colorado Lagoon, Marina Vista Park is perfect.
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Vista Park received its last two upgrades -In 1998; the playground & tennis courts were added. The playground was added with community contributions through Partners of Parks and the matching funds program. The tennis courts were the result of the Spinnaker Bay housing development. In 1987, the last phase of home of Spinnaker Bay development named Regatta was finished, and as a requirement the developer built and paid for the tennis court.
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