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"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain
is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as
fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."

- John Muir

Rainbow Lagoon

Rainbow FountainAcross from Shoreline Village in Downtown Long Beach is a little saltwater lagoon full of fish, anemones Lenny Jr. diving for ditch grassand other invertebrates. Although it is concrete lined, the lagoon supports enough aquatic life to have a perennial Osprey scoping out the scene atop the adjacent Hyatt hotel. But the big birds aren't the only ones drawn to the water: while looking from the colorful bridges in late spring, one can find the endangered Least Tern fluttering and diving for fish.

Rainbow Lagoon is accessible year round and it offers a nice quaint walk around it and over the different bridges onto the small islands in the middle. The Lagoon is a great spot for tourists because of the proximity to Shoreline Village, the Hyatt and the rest of Downtown Long Beach. For information, contact us at info@lcwstewards.org.

Rainbow Lagoon MapDirections and Parking to Rainbow Lagoon:
Turn South on Alamitos Blvd from Ocean Blvd.
The Lagoon will be on your right.
Turn south on Shoreline Village Drive.
Park in the metered parking at Shoreline Village.

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