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El Dorado East Regional Park

GENERAL INFORMATION

7550 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 570 – 1771

Land Area: 388.2 acres

Regional Park Hours:

*Last vehicle entry permitted 30 minutes prior to closing

March 1st – October 31st
7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

November 1st – February 29th  
7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Vehicle Entrance Fees

Cash and Credit Cards accepted
Pedestrians and Bicyclists Do Not Pay Vehicle Entrance Fee

Weekday - $6
Friday - $7
Weekend - $8
Holiday - $9* 

School Bus - $30
Charter Bus - $35

RV/Truck and Trailer Fee:
Weekday - $11
Weekend - $15
Holiday - $21*

*Holiday rate includes the following days: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend (Sat, Sun, & Mon), July 4th, Labor Day weekend (Sat, Sun, & Mon), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Annual Parking Passes

Cash and Credit Cards accepted 

Regular - $65
Senior 50+ and/or Disabled - $40

Vehicle Entrance Fee removed from annual parking pass price, redeemable on same day only.

*Due to COVID-19 park closures 2020 annual pass holders from February through December will receive 2 additional months. Please call for more information on how to redeem. 

Annual passes can be purchased at the following locations:

El Dorado Nature Center Museum

7550 E. Spring Street (South side of Spring St.)
Tuesday – Sunday between 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Administration Office*

2760 N. Studebaker Road
Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*This location is currently closed until further notice* 

Reservations

*Due to the current City of Long Beach Health Orders, only same household gatherings are permitted. All permits and reservations have been cancelled until further notice. Reservations office will also be closed until further notice*

Contact us at (562) 570 – 1771 or visit the reservation facility forms website for more information about fees or instructions on how to apply for a permit.

            Application for Facility Use Form

            Picnic Rules Sheet

            Authorized Moon Bounce List

Call to learn more about:

  • Reserveable picnic sites
  • Permits to Gather (open space areas) for groups of 25+*
  • Special Events
  • Youth Camping
  • Company Picnics
  • Fun Runs
  • Weddings
  • Fundraisers
  • Annual Pass Sales

*A Permit to Gather is required by the City of Long Beach for any group of 25 people or more. The permit must be obtained before the event.

Amenities

  • Archery range with target butts
  • Barbecue grills – first come, first served
  • Bicycle trails – paved (over 4 miles)
  • Campground for youth groups
  • 2 stocked fishing lakes (license required for 16 yrs+)
  • Model aircraft flying area (radio controlled)
  • Model sailboat area (radio controlled)
  • Nature Center (closed Mondays)
  • Park Ranger supervision
  • Physical fitness course – 12 stations – Area II
  • Picnic areas – first come, first served, and reserved areas
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playgrounds 

Also Available:

  • El Dorado Frontier – Train Ride and Party Packages
  • Wheel Fun Rentals – Bicycle Rentals
  • Archery Classes – El Dorado Archers
    • Free classes held every Saturday. Must be 8 years old or older to participate. Safety class must be taken before participation in archery lessons.
    • Visit www.eldoradoarchers.com for more information.

History

El Dorado East Regional Park

1965 (369.4 Acres)

Area ll – 165.8 Acres

Area Il is north of Spring Street and east of the river, south of Wardlow Road, and contains 165.8 acres. In September 1966, work was started on the improvement of El Dorado East Area ll. On February 6, 1971, this area was opened to the public including the lakes, which occupy 7.6 acres of this section. Area Il is improved with an archery range, which was completed in 1971. It was the site of the 1984 Olympic competition. Area Il also contains overnight camping facilities, a lake with paddleboats, group picnic areas and bicycle and walking trails. The lake is named for Milton B. Arthur, a Recreation Commission member for 14 years, who is credited with leading the acquisition of the site for an El Dorado Park before it was developed for homes.

Area Ill – 203.6 Acres

Area Ill is north of Wardlow Road, and has a total of 203.6 acres. Work started on area Il in 1971. In July 1974 Area Ill of El Dorado Park was opened to the public Area Ill is improved with group picnic areas, Alamo and Coyote Lakes, a model train ride, a fire station designed by Louis S. Miller, and bicycling and walking trails. The fire station, located in the park just off of Wardlow Road, was controversial at the time it was built, but was necessitated by the refusal of the developers of the El Dorado Park Estates housing development to dedicate land for a fire station in that development. Area Ill also includes "Glider Hill". Created by the excavation of the lakes, this site was intended to be an amphitheater overlooking the lake that was never built. The site has been popular with model airplane enthusiasts since it was created. In 1975, five miles of bicycle trails were added in El Dorado Regional Park areas Il and Ill. This trail was dedicated to Mrs. Billie Howe Boswell, a popular Dean of Women and physical education instructor at Long Beach Community College who was killed by an automobile while bicycling near the park. The northwest corner of the park was the site of many proposals for facilities for the park that were never built. As such, it was never completed and is primarily an open turf area used for parking during large events in the park. In 1990, the Sycamore Grove group picnic area and playground was improved with funding from the federal Land Act. The regional park benefited with 1,000 trees planted with funds from the County Parks Bond Act of 1996.

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