Welcome to Partners of Parks!

Founded in 1985, Partners of Parks, Long Beach, was established by a group of residents who were concerned that clean, open park space be kept available to all residents at a time when cuts were being made to park services. 

Our original mission was to raise funds to preserve, protect and maintain parks and open spaces.  Today our focus is on funding parks programs through corporate partnerships, providing scholarships for fee-based classes to families in need, and working with neighborhood and community groups who support or conduct activities in the city's parks.

Partners of Parks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation supporting parks, recreation and marine programs and facilities in the city of Long Beach.


With your support  we will make significant contributions to parks and recreation that make Long Beach a great place to live. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.


Your membership helps make it possible for Partners of Parks to offer events and programs for our community. Membership includes member only benefits!


Serve on our Board, help with special projects, or join us for a community event. Email us a volunteer application and we will find a way to plug you in.


Dedicate a brick at the Lone Sailor Memorial to a loved one. Dedicate a park bench in honor of a family member or loved one.

Latest News

Shirley Wild Column: Partners of Parks hosts after-hours fundraiser

Partners of Parks hosted a special after-hours fundraiser for more than 100 guests on Sept. 29 at the El Dorado Nature Center. 

The fundraiser, “Sowing the Seeds of Summer,” is meant to raise money for parks programming, activities and neighborhood groups. Partners of Parks also recognized other organizations that helped fund parks events this past summer; the organization also introduced its new advisory board and released its strategic priorities...

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An Embodiment of Service

Partners of Parks, LB Veterans Commission host ceremony at Lone Sailor memorial to commemorate Navy service members


Ceremony honors sea-based services at Lone Sailor Memorial Park in Long Beach

Partners of Parks and the Long Beach Veterans Commission co-hosted a recognition ceremony at the Lone Sailor Memorial in Bluff Park to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the dedication of the Lone Sailor Memorial in Long Beach and the 257th anniversary of the U.S. Navy, in Long Beach on Saturday, October. 13, 2018. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)


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