Recreation Park
4900 E. 7th St.
(562) 570-1670
(229 acres)

    Information

    This sprawling 210.9-acre recreation center in the southeast section of town is home to 18 and 9-hole golf courses, Billie Jean King Tennis Center, a lawn bowling green and both Joe Rodgers Field and Blair Field. The community center offers a wide range of art, walking, fitness and aerobic classes. The center is also a meeting place for many community groups and private reservations. A reserved picnic site is also available for large picnic groups. For reservations, call (562) 570-3111.

    Dog Park at Recreation Park

    Teen Center hours:
    Monday - Friday: 3 - 8pm
    Saturday: 12 - 4pm

    History

    This park is located east of Park Avenue, between Anaheim and Colorado Streets. The City purchased this park in 1923 after passage of a voter approved bond issue. All but a small portion was acquired in March 1923, with other parcels added from time to time. In 1919, a 18-hole golf course was built by Col. Charles Drake and members of the private Virginia Country Club, where Recreation Park is now located. In 1921, their lease expired and they moved to adjacent to Rancho Los Cerritos. The City leased the ground and took an option to purchase the land, which they exercised after the voter approved bond issue in 1923. In 1926 the course greens were transformed from sand to turf. The original Blair Field with 1,000 seats was constructed in 1924. The current stadium replaced the original field in 1957. More...

    Amenities

    Baseball Field, Casting Pond, Community Center, Dog Park, Golf Course, Lawn Bowling Green, Picnic Area, Playground, Tennis Center, Restrooms, Youth Recreation, Teen Center, Adult Classes.

    Map to the Park

    Recreation Park Community Center