Written by Emily Thornton for the Long Beach Gazettes
May 1, 2017

People can get colorful and provide feedback on the Uptown open space plan — celebrating the North Town Open Space Master Plan — at the Color Block Walk.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Myrtle Avenue and East 67th Street. Vice Mayor Rex Richardson will host the half-mile walk, which runs around the 91 Freeway and includes washable color powders. People are encouraged to wear clothes they don't mind getting colored and can bring dogs. Features include light refreshments, live DJ and prizes.

Richardson's office has been working with the departments of Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; and nonprofit City Fabrick  since last spring to develop the plan for North Long Beach — identifying new public open spaces.