May 7, 2013 – A $100,000 donation by Long Beach Container Terminal helped fund a new, 1.25-acre park at 625 Baker St. in West Long Beach. The park was dedicated May 4 by Mayor Bob Foster and 7th District Councilmember James Johnson. The park also received $500,000 from the Los Angeles County Park District and money from the city’s park impact fee assessment. “Not only are we adding some much-needed green space, but a new park in Long Beach gives our residents more opportunities to be active and enjoy a healthier lifestyle,” Foster said. Johnson added, “Baker Park is the second park to open in a community that until recently had no park space at all.” He thanked the community partners who helped move the project forward. (City of Long Beach photograph)

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