DeForest Park is the first neighborhood in all of Long Beach to form its own
neighborhood association. There is an actual 24-acre park here running
alongside the LA Riverbed with a club house, rest rooms, baseball
diamonds, basketball, tennis and racquetball courts, sand volleyball court,
horse trails, a nature trail and a bike path that can take you to straight to the
Aquarium of the Pacific or downtown LA without ever crossing a street. The
bike path goes directly along the river under all street-crossings.

DeForest Park is tucked away near the quaint, recently redeveloped “North
Village” of Long Beach with easy access to Metro Blue line, the 710 and the
91 Freeways. We're only 20 miles from downtown LA and only 7 miles from
the Pacific Ocean! Our homes were built on generous lots here in 1945 and
many have since been remodeled and enlarged. This is a safe and quiet
neighborhood unknown to many residents of our fine city. That's why some
consider us “the hidden treasure of Long Beach”
View from 63rd St looking
toward DeForest Park north
end
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View from Nature Center
looking toward Horse Trail
with stairs to Bike Path
DeForest Park:  The Hidden Treasure of Long Beach
DeForest Park of Long Beach, CA
(Click on photos below to enlarge)
North Village Rehab project Atlantic Ave Street Beautification
The North Village Redevelopment project is well underway with many of the businesses along Atlantic Avenue remodelled and street
beautifications completed.  Brick patterned crosswalks, new lanes and islands, plantings, light posts, and building facades.  We will be
adding a page to this website soon, in order to showcase all of these efforts.  For now, we've put just a couple of pictures on this page.  
Check back soon for more, and if you would like to see anything specific on this site, send us an
email.  Thanks.
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Click below for Map of DeForest
Park Clubhouse, or directions to
DeForest Park Clubhouse
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North Village Redevelopment Project Area,
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Village Redevelopment Project Area
DeForest Park
Community
News
updated 12/11/07
The Villa Park Trailer park has been sold and the
new owner is planning to remove all the trailers and
build condos!  This is great news for our area,
especially those who's DeForest Park homes back up
to the trailer park behind 63rd Street.

LB Gets $5M for new parks!
The beltway along the east side of the northbound
710 freeway from Del Amo to the 91 interchange is
going to be a huge park!
The DeForest Wetlands, part of the Los Angeles
County lower Los Angeles River parkway plan, will
run along the river next to the 710 Freeway. It will
include the re-creation of 34 acres of historic
wetlands, scrub and woodland habitat, recreational
areas and improvements in water quality and flood
control. Currently this area is mainly being used for
nursery storage.  Read more about it here
Press Telegram article 7/12/07
This site updated 8/6/2011
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Please keep our park and
neighborhood clean
Don't litter

and please recycle
Long Beach Recycling Info

Thank you!
National Public Lands Day
returns to DeForest Park!
DeForest Park was selected for the annual
cleanup day on 9/29/07 by this terrific
organization.  They were here last here in
2003 and did a great job again today.
National Public Lands Day 2007
Long Beach makes room for
improvements
Local: Revitalization plan begins with
demolition of blighted stretch in North L.B.
This is not adjacent to DeForest Park, but it's not
far from here either.  The area above Bixby
Knolls on Long Beach Blvd is the latest focus of
the Redevelopment Dept, just as the area along
Atlantic Ave got started on earlier this year.  
Atlantic Ave cleaned up very fast as soon as the
blighted motel and other commercial properties
were demolished.  It's nice to see the same
efforts being done on Long Beach Blvd now.  
Read more about it here
Press Telegram article 10/21/07
Check out this web page on the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency website.  
It has pdf files of lots of great meetings and plans on North Long Beach redevelopment projects.  
Click link below:
New Recycling Items
Accepted in our bins!
Long Beach Eco-Guide for
Recycling
Communities Along 710 Push
for a Greener Path
Press-Telegram front page
article on Dec 10, 2007 detailing
plans for bike path
redevelopment.  This affects
DeForest Park
Press Telegram article 12/10/07
North Long Beach to get "Green"
Target and many more new
developments!
After being vacant for more than 10
years, the old Home Base building
on Cherry Ave will be torn down
soon, to be replaced with a Target
with Starbucks, etc...
Press Telegram article 12/11/07