Parks in Long Beach Metro and Los Angeles

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park    (310) 377-1222
Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove beaches, tide pools, trails and scenic views. 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. www.tinyurl.com/abalonepark
 
 
Don Knabe Community
Regional Park    (562) 924-5144
Two fishing lakes, outdoor pool, gymnasium. 19700 S. Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos. www.tinyurl.com/cerritosregional
 
 
El Dorado Regional Park
East     (562) 570-1771
West    (562) 570-3225
El Dorado East includes the El Dorado Park Express Railroad, a duck pond, an archery range, public library, fishing lakes, paddle boat rentals and two playgrounds. 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach. El Dorado West offers a community center, disc golf, roller hockey, tennis center, a golf course and skatepark. 2800 Studebaker oad, Long Beach. Parking fees may apply, $5-8. www.longbeach.gov/park.
 
 
Grand Park LA    (213) 972-8080
Family-friendly events throughout the year, including music and dance performances, festivals, outdoor activities and holiday celebrations. 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.grandparkla.org
 
 
Griffith Park    (323) 913-4688
An antique carousel, golf courses, including a kids’ course with driving range, pony rides, equestrian center, bird sanctuary, the Batman bat cave in Bronson Canyon and train rides. The park is also home to the historic locomotive museum Travel Town, the Western-themed Autry National Center, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and remnants of the Old Zoo. 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. www.laparks.org/griffithpark
 
 
La Mirada Regional Park    (562) 902-5645
Frisbee and disc golf courses, swimming pool and year-round fishing (fishing licenses required for 16+). 13707 Adelfa Ave., La Mirada. www.tinyurl.com/lamiradaregional
 
 
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area     (626) 334-1065
Lake with year-round fishing and non-motorized watercraft, plus nature center. 15501 E. Arrow Hwy., Irwindale. Vehicle entry fee $10. www.tinyurl.com/santafedam
 
 
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area    (626) 575-5526
Fishing lakes, BMX course, nature center, equestrian facility, a military museum, and archery, skeet, pistol, rifle and trap ranges. Boat, surrey and bike rentals are also available. Vehicle entry, $6. 750 S. Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte. www.tinyurl.com/WhittierNarrowsLA