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Visiting the New Cherry Park Playground

Want to check out the brand new Cherry Park Long Beach update? If you live in the area, you’ve probably been anticipating it as much as we have. With a grand opening on July 24, 2021 the new playground at Cherry Park is amazing and was worth the wait! Here’s what we think you should know before you go!

Many of Long Beach’s playgrounds are getting a MAJOR Glow Up thanks to Measure A, and Cherry Park is the newest addition to the new playground club. We try to check out all the new and improved playgrounds, and Cherry Park playground is fantastic! Cherry Park Playground has so many elements that our kids love – climbing, tons of slides, and yes, plenty of swings.

At over 10 acres, Cherry Park is more than just an amazing playground update. With a ton of amenities and opportunities for sports and recreation, we know you’ll find something to love at Cherry Park.

Read on to find out why we love the new Cherry Park playground so much, for kids of all ages.

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Splash Pads Near Long Beach

Are you looking for a splash pad near Long Beach for your kids to play in? Long Beach itself may have a shortage, but there are plenty nearby for your kiddos to play in!

When my daughter was little, she HATED splash pads. She didn’t love the suprise water falling, she didn’t love the getting splashed, and she certainly did not love getting water in her face.

But then my son was born, and as he grew up, it became quickly apparent that the suprise water, the splashing, and the water in his face?

Well, splash pads were pretty much his FAVORITE thing.

So we set out to find all the fun splash pads near Long Beach for him to explore. Over the years, we’ve found quite a long list.

Read on for our very favorite splash pads near Long Beach!

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Baker Street Park

One of my favorite things to do if I have time to kill is open Google Maps and searching for a playground near me. Which is exactly how I happened to find the hidden gem of Baker Street Park in Wrigley.

Located off all major streets, but right behind the 405 and 710 Freeways, Baker Street Park is safe and tucked away while being super accessible! We love that it’s secluded – and we often have the playground all to ourselves!

We hope you’ll explore new parks and try out Baker Street Park in Wrigley too! Here’s everything you need to know for your first visit to Baker Street Park!

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Visiting Mayfair Park in Lakewood

Heading to Mayfair Park in Lakewood? It’s a really popular park with a TON of great features and facilities. Here’s what we think you should know before you go!

One of the first places I took my daughter once I started staying home with her was Mayfair Park in Lakewood. I’d heard there was lots for littler kids to do, and it seemed like a good place for us to celebrate my resignation from my full time gig.

She loved splashing in the wading pool, I loved the big, fully gated little kid playground. One of my sweetest memories took place here, realizing we would be spending long days together, just like this, every day from then on.

As time has gone by and my kids have grown, we find ourselves returning to Mayfair more and more, for a whole new set of reasons.

Read on to find out why we love Mayfair Park so much, for kids of all ages.

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The Pools at Mayfair Park

Need to cool off this summer? There’s lots to love about the community pools at Mayfair Park, including a public pool (near Long Beach!) and a wading pool with a fun sprinkler. Read on to get all the details!

When my four kiddos asked to go to a wading pool, I was skeptical. At ages 9, 8, 5, and 3, the older two were well outside of the range.

But they’re good kids, and I knew they’d be respectful of littler ones. So we trekked off to the Mayfair Wading Pool to see if it was as good as we remembered.

The 9 and 8 year olds loved it even more than the younger two did!

It reminded me of why we’ve always loved the pool at Mayfair Park. Not only is the community pool available for rec swim, swim lessons, and even private pool parties, but the wading pool is open daily all summer and totally free.

Do we have you convinced yet? If not, you’ll need to keep reading for the full details. We promise we’ll get you hooked sooner than later!

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Tips for Visiting Signal Hill Park

Looking for a one stop shop for fun in Signal Hill? Signal Hill Park (and the adjacent Signal Hill Library) is a great place to go to play, relax, shoot some hoops, or grab a library book!

While being a small city, Signal Hill has some large – and amazing – parks. At just over 10 acres, Signal Hill Park is a lot more than just a great playground. Beyond the Community Center and Signal Hill Library is extensive green space that is often used for community events like concerts and movies in the park.

There are lots of reasons to visit Signal Hill Park in Signal Hill – and here are some of our favorites.

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The Best Beaches In Long Beach

Looking for a new stretch of sand to check out with your kids? Check out the best beaches in Long Beach for kids from two local moms with half a dozen kids between them!

Historically, Long Beach beaches have gotten a bad rap. The breakwater had a serious effect on water quality for a while, and locals often headed to Orange County for their beach days.

But Long Beach has worked HARD to improve water quality, and as a result, we’ve got a lot more beach fun in our area.

If you’re looking for a beach to hit up with your kids, we can whole heartedly recommend these beaches near Long Beach to keep your kids entertained all day (without the long drive and fighting traffic on the way home!)

In no particular order, here are the best beaches in Long Beach to visit with kids!

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Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill

Looking for a fun, secluded playground with lots of opportunities for playing and picnicking with an incredible view? Check out Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill with your kids for lots of fun.

Long Beach and the surrounding areas – like Signal Hill – are home to some amazing parks, and Discovery Well Park is no exception. At nearly 5 acres, Discovery Well Park has a great playground, as well as a 2 picnic shelters, a community center, and a ton of green space for kids to run explore and play.

There are lots of reasons to visit Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill – and here are some of our favorites.

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Tips for Visiting Reservoir Park in Signal Hill

Looking for a fun playground with lots of opportunities for climbing and creative play? Check out Reservoir Park in Signal Hill with your kids for lots of fun.

Long Beach and the surrounding areas – like Signal Hill – are home to some amazing parks, and Reservoir Park is no exception. At nearly 3 acres, Reservoir Park has a great playground, as well as a picnic shelter, workout equipment, and plenty of green space for kids to run around.

There are lots of reasons to visit Reservoir Park in Signal Hill – and here are some of our favorites.

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Los Cerritos Park in Long Beach

One of our favorite parks has got to be Los Cerritos Park in Long Beach. Los Cerritos Park is a 7 acre park featuring two amazing play structures, a ton of amenities, and a huge open grass hill. Featuring a ton of climbing, ADA accessible features, and a zipline, there’s a ton to get excited about at Los Cerritos Park.

If you haven’t been to Los Cerritos Park in Long Beach, you’ll definitely want to add it to your to do list! Located in West Long Beach, in the Virginia Country Club neighborhood, Los Cerritos Park is a little off the beaten path.

Planning to check out Los Cerritos Park? Here’s everything you need to know to make your visit a success!

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