Welcome to Willmore City/Drake Park Historic District.  The 1st designated historic district of Long Beach, California!




Summer is upon us and it is “THAT TIME” of year again…….. for our Annual Auction & FUNdraiser

July 26th @ The Bembridge House (953 Park Circle,LB)  from 2pm-6pm

Please join us for a delightful summer afternoon of good food, good friends and great music—


Our Fourth Annual Fundraiser promises to be as entertaining as the previous three! Plenty of gift cards, antiques and locally made/grown items to bid on, as well as a half and half opportunity drawing. Bring a spirit of fun, some sort of food dish to share and however many pennies you can scrape together.

Don’t need one more thing for your home?

Christmas is coming up, and there will be gift cards and baskets perfect for gift giving.

Once again Jim Danno will amaze and entertain you with his super-duper magical skills of wallet-emptying.

Say hello to old and new friends, enjoy the jazz trio, have a little nosh, and contribute to the well–being of our neighborhood!

All are welcome, members or not!


board members

WCHA members elected 2 new Board members for the coming year at its March meeting.

Terry Beebe and Isaac Salgado join returning members Kathleen Irvine, Jim Danno, Patty Lund, Hulean Tyler, and Jenny Sersion.                 We are grateful to all the Board members, new and old, for the generous dedication of their time and efforts on behalf of the Willmore neighborhood. WCHA continues to be a strong and active neighborhood association thanks to the tire-less efforts and wonderful leadership of its Board and the enthusiastic participation of all its members. See the April Newsletter.





Join us for the 3rd Annual Winter In Willmore at Drake Park.  This year is a SNOW DAY with 40-Tons of Icy FUN!

For more information visit: http://willmorecity.org/?page_id=1719

2013 Winter In Willmore Flyer


Visit the Willmore Heritage Garden and see the Restored Jergins Pillars!


This summer we celebrated the completion of the Jergins Pillar Project, located at the Willmore Heritage Garden.  The Jergins Pillar Project is the adaptive re-use of historic terra-cotta facade elements from the demolished Jergins Trust Building, that was originally located on the southeadt corner of Ocean Boulvard and Pine Avenue.  They are now a beautiful formal entryway into the future Drake/Chavez Greenbelt.

Thank you to everyone, community partners and supporters who came to celebrate the completion of the installation and restoration of the Jergins Trust Pillars in the Willmore Heritage Garden. We owe a debt to many, many people for their dedication and belief in both these projects. Thanks especially to the WCHA Board for all their hard work and participation throughout both projects: Vice President Michelle Muniz, Treasurer Jana Shields, Secretary Patty Lund, Web Communications, Emily Kiwa Tanaka, Community Outreach Jim Danno and newest member, Hulean Tyler, and our honorary board members who are always there: Ernie Villa and B Terhune Beebe!

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To see pictures of the restoration and installation process please visit our facebook photos page. https://www.facebook.com/Willmorecity/photos

PLACE:  Willmore Heritage Garden - West 7th Street & Maine Avenue 90813


Congratulations to the Willmore Enterprise, Kathleen Irvine - Editor & Chief,  and all the contributing writers for winning the TOP prize (Gold award) in the  Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Newsletter Competition. This competition acknowledges excellence in neighborhood newsletters — a vital communication tool that can often determine a neighborhood's success.  The competition features three categories — neighborhood organizations, government entity and nonprofit organization or agency — with gold, silver and bronze level awards.  Each entry was evaluated by a jury panel using a list of criteria including content, lay-out, and overall appearance.

Send your address information to  neighbors@willmorecity.org and we will send you a copy of next months Willmore Enterprise in the mail.


We are honored and proud to have won first place in Neighborhoods, USA's Neighborhood of the Year Award 2010 national competition in the category of Physical Revitalization – Single Neighborhood.

The project titled, "Willmore School House, On the Move" saved a 106-year old house from demolition, moved and restored it, helped a local family buy it and removed two blighted, vacant lots from the neighborhood.  This project would not have been possible without the thousands of hours of volunteer labor donated by WCHA members, neighbors, and friends.  We thank all of  you for your continued time, effort, and generous support to make this project a true success.

You can view the presentation on shared in Arkansas this summer on our Facebook page, and here is an additional link to the official press-release.