The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department began planning for the development of Cesar E. Chavez Park in 1996. The thirteen acre community park is currently under construction. Phase One, which consisted of grassy play areas, picnic tables, basketball courts, and other park amenities, was opened on November 11, 1999. Phase Two, which consisted of additional recreational amenities including a community center, opened on November 18, 2000. There are additional features proposed for the park including family aquatics, an amphitheater, and a south restroom. The official completion of the project depends on funding availability.