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One of Long Beach’s best kept secrets, El Dorado Park and Nature Center offer a natural oasis in the midst of the vibrant city.
With nearly 100 acres, six lakes, an 18-hole golf course, and tons of additional sports courts and amenities, there’s plenty of things to do in the park. Here are our top picks for a day well spent in El Dorado Park:
The El Dorado Park Nature Center offers a day of learning and exploration for little ones. Walk the two-mile trail weaving between lakes and streams and see if you can spot birds, frogs, turtles as you go. Then stop inside the nature center for engaging educational displays, a gallery featuring local artists, and a gift shop.
When the weather is this lovely, we always want to find a great patio, rooftop, or deck for outdoor dining! Why not pack a picnic and enjoy your next meal in a peaceful park setting. Find a picturesque spot by one of the lakes or sit at one of the many picnic areas inside the park. Many of the picnic areas will also feature barbecue grills for cooking out.
With tennis courts, baseball diamonds, disc golf, volleyball, an archery range, soccer fields, basketball courts, and a skate park, El Dorado Park is a sports lover’s dream. Pick your favorite past-time and enjoy the Southern California weather. There are also four miles of paved bike trails to explore on two wheels and an amazing playground for little ones to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
El Dorado Park Golf Course is a beautiful par 72 course with 18 holes of play. This course is also home to the prestigious Long Beach Open. Book a tee time online and enjoy a meal afterward at the on-site restaurant overlooking the fairways.
There are two stocked lakes inside the park and visitors can enjoy fishing for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Trout, and more. Fishing licenses are required for anyone over age 16 and fishing regulations must be followed. For more fishing information visit the park website or call (562) 570-1771.