Long Beach celebrates groundbreaking for Davenport Park expansion

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California Construction News staff writer

The City of Long Beach has launched the Davenport Park Phase II expansion project.

“We are thrilled to break ground on this exciting expansion of Davenport Park,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Once complete, the new park amenities will uplift opportunities for active recreation and serve as a fun and engaging community hub for North Long Beach families.”

Bitech Construction Company, Inc. is expected to complete work in Summer 2024.

The project will expand the existing 5.5-acre park to 11.5 acres with a multi-use sports field, fitness stations, outdoor seating areas, site furnishings, a walking trail, and additional parking. Other amenities include shaded picnic areas and drought-tolerant landscaping with updated lighting, and bike racks. There will be a connecting path to the existing Davenport Park.

“Providing new and improved outdoor space is essential to the ongoing development of our communities. I look forward to seeing the existing Davenport Park evolve into an even better space with this expansion,” said Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin. “I cannot wait to see the park’s completion so families can begin enjoying its many new features.”

The expansion was funded with a $3.7 million grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, $1.2 million from park impact fees, $1.7 million from Measure A, and $3.5 from Measure A Bonds. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2024.

For project updates visit longbeach.gov/davenportphaseii

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