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Take A Lap On The Grand Prix Track on Tuesday, April 1


Images by Leo Delati Photography

On Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public. The community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where, just ten days later, the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream through at over 180 mph.

“This free ‘Grand Prix-View’ is a great opportunity to get some exercise while experiencing up close the race track, which is usually reserved for some of the most elite race car drivers in the world.” — Mayor Bob Foster

You can travel at your own pace while checking out the tire tracks and other sights of one of the most famous street courses in the world. The Grand Prix-View will cover 1.5 miles of the course, and travel in the same direction as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which begins on April 11th and ends on April 13th.

“By opening up the track, we’re showcasing our vibrant Downtown and providing a great experience to the community.” — Second district Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal

Note: No motorized vehicles nor non-service animals are permitted on the course.

There are two entrance points for accessing the track:

Ocean Boulevard and Hart Place
Ocean Boulevard and Collins Way

Parking is available for a fee at the Terrace Parking Structure. For more information, contact the Long Beach Parks Department at (562) 570-3150.

Our Next Community Cleanup and Tree Planting—This one Focusing on East 7th Street—is Saturday, March 22nd


RPNA, in partnership with East 7th Street Collaborative, Craftsman Village Historic District, Anaheim-Orange-Cherry-7th Neighborhood Association, North Alamitos Beach Association, and Councilmember Suja Lowenthal’s office, is hosting the next Community Cleanup event on Saturday, March 22, from 9a to 12p (meet in the parking lot of the new Big Saver Market, 2300 E 7th St–at Junipero Ave, by 9:00a). In addition to cleaning up 7th Street between Redondo and Alamitos Avenues, we’ll be planting still more trees to replace the few that have not done well and to fill several newly created spots for trees along the corridor.

As usual, several large dumpsters will be available for large items as well as trash bags and gloves. Please bring a broom & rake if you have one.

Free coffee is kindly being provided by Starbucks!