Two Aquatic Playgrounds now open for Summer

The City of Long Beach opened the popular inflatable “Wibit” aquatic playgrounds at Alamitos Beach and Bayshore Avenue this summer, offering residents and visitors of these Long Beach beaches free, family-friendly fun and active water play all summer long through Monday, Sept. 4.

“These Wibit playgrounds will provide the community with free fun in the water activities during the hot days of summer,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We continue to enhance the beauty, safety and recreation at our City beaches to create welcoming environments the entire family can enjoy.”

The Alamitos Beach Wibit – located south of Ocean Boulevard and east of Shoreline Drive—includes multiple floating play structures such as springboards, bouncers, monkey bars and other elements to encourage water play. The Bay Shore Avenue Wibit—located at 5415 East Ocean Boulevard—includes multiple climbing structures, bouncers and domes.

“Last summer, our shoreline was a major destination for family-friendly fun in the sun, thanks to the Alamitos Beach Wibit floating playground,” said Vice Mayor Cindy Allen. “We’re so excited to welcome it back again this year for our residents and visitors to enjoy all summer long.”

“Bring your beach gear and get ready for an amazing summer of family play on the water at these floating playgrounds,” said Third District Councilmember Kristina Duggan. “I look forward to seeing everyone at the Bay Shore Avenue Wibit.”

The following rules will apply to all participants during Long Beach Lifeguard supervised hours of operation, daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at each aquatic playground location:

  • All participants (adults and children) are required to pass a swim test prior to accessing waterplay features.
  • Each child under 9 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Life jackets and personal floatation devices are not permitted while utilizing waterplay features.

Aquatic-based recreation is a naturally dangerous activity. The City encourages that all users for the aquatic playground exercise caution and abide by all posted rules. Using a waterplay structure is challenging and strenuous and the City assumes no liability or responsibility for injuries sustained while using the waterplay structures. Lifeguards are not guaranteed to be on duty if they called to an emergency.

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