Long Beach Opens New Water Playground

The coastal city just celebrated the grand opening of its newest beach attraction, an inflatable aquatic playground called the “Wibit.”

July 5, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT

By clementkhlau @clementkhlau

About a week ago, the City of Long Beach opened its newest beach attraction, an inflatable aquatic playground known as the “Wibit.” This inflatable water park is free and open to the public, and is configured in a figure-eight shape to connect multiple floating play structures that include features such as a springboard, bouncer, monkey bars and other elements to encourage water play.

The aquatic playground is coordinated by the city's Public Works Department in coordination with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. The $400,000 project was made possible through the Tidelands Operations Fund, which has covered costs for repairs and upgrades to many public facilities in Long Beach. 

The city has three more Wibits that will be installed at various beachfront locations in Long Beach, according to Brent Dennis, director of Long Beach’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department. The first Wibit was made available in Alamitos Bay near the Leeway Sailing and Aquatics Center. 

To learn more about the Wibit and see photos of the colorful and fun aquatic playground, please refer to the source article.

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