Parks in Long Beach Metro and Los Angeles

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park         (310) 544-5366
Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove beaches, tidepools, trails and scenic views. 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.
Don Knabe Community Regional Park         (562) 924-5144
Two fishing lakes, outdoor pool, gymnasium. 19700 S. Bloomfield Ave.
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. El Dorado West offers a community center, disc golf, roller hockey, tennis center, a golf course and skatepark. Parking fees may apply, $5-8.
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.
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, the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and remnants of the Old Zoo. 4730 Crystal Springs Drive.
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.
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.
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.