On the east side of Long Beach, just off the 605 Freeway and adjacent to the San Gabriel River, is an expansive park that allows for an urban escape.
Walk or bicycle through 105 acres that include a quarter-mile paved trail and two miles of dirt trails that wind through grassy and forested areas past a stream and fish-stocked lakes. In addition to being a great habitat to a variety of birds and animals, visitors can enjoy the 18-hole golf course, skate park, basketball and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a disc golf course, an airfield for remote control planes, a radio-controlled model sailboat area, and six group picnic and barbecue sites available by reservation. The archery complex was used during the Los Angeles-based 1984 Summer Olympics.
The Visitor Center offers educational displays, art gallery and a small gift shop with environmentally-themed books and gifts.
For more information, please visit: http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/directory/el-dorado-east-regional-park/