Fun in the Sun

Gregory Navarro Pickens

The exterior of the Long Beach Day Nursery spans approximately 57 feet and features a wide array of fantastical animals, sea creatures and dinosaurs. Smiling kids and families drawn with varying shapes and sizes also populate this wall as it takes you throughout different landscapes.


Additional Artist Details Assisted by Youth Assistants: Rosalda Abastillas, Jeremiah Barker, Abel Beltranm, Lawana Drafton, Fereti Talau and volunteer students from Washington Middle School

Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative




Address 1548 Chestnut Avenue Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.78665, -118.19595

Location Name Long Beach Day Nursery

Location DescriptionLocated alongside the exterior border of the Nursery through the alley between Cedar Avenue and Chestnut Avenue

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

Dimensions6 ft. x 56 ft. 4 in.

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