Parks

Bloomfield Park in Lakewood

On the east side of town? Check out Bloomfield Park in Lakewood, a less busy park iwth a lot of bang for its buck!

I’ve lived in Long Beach for decades- eight of those years with kids in tow- and I’ve never been to Bloomfield Park before.

But this summer, we’ve made it our mission to visit every wading pool near Long Beach, and Bloomfield fit the bill.

We were expecting to love the wading pool (we always do), but I was surprised at how much the kids loved the green, open space and two (mostly) gated playgrounds for different ages.

Check out why we love Bloomfield Park, and plan your visit to love it too.

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Tips for Visiting Biscailuz Park in Lakewood

Heading to the Lakewood Mall or running some errands near the western border of Lakewood and Long Beach? Consider making a stop at one of our favorite less-busy parks.

If you live in or around Lakewood, you probably know the classic parks in Lakewood: The “Cinderella” Park, Del Valle Park, Bolivar Park – but you may not have been to Biscailuz Park in Lakewood. It’s off two major streets, but without an easy way to see how you get too the park, it’s a little under rated.

It’s also, in our experience, way less busy than those other parks. Which can sometimes be a big benefit for us! Sure, sometimes my kids are eager to meet new kids and play with them. But sometimes my kids just need to get their crazies out without a crowd!

And with it’s two giant play structures, sports fields, and ample picnicing opportunities there’s a LOT to love about Del Valle.

But before you head over, keep scrolling for our pro-level tips for visiting Biscailuz Park in Lakewood.

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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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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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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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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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Wardlow Park in Long Beach

Looking for fun playgrounds, sports fields, and lots of green space to run and play? Check out Wardlow Park in Long Beach with your kids for a tiny taste of nature int he big city.

There are a lot of great parks in Long Beach, but outside of El Dorado Park, you’re not gonna find lots of uninterrupted green space. Wardlow Park, however, offers lots of wide open spaces for families.

It’s unique in that it offers not only a regular playground and sports fields, but it can also give kids a glimpse of what life is like outside of the city with the treeline located along the west side of the park. Adults will see it as a way to hide the aquaduct. But kids are likely to see it as magic.

Kids can climb trees, play with sticks, and create forest “houses” complete with fire pits, forage for “food” and play “lost in the woods” for hours, if you’ll let them.

There’s LOTS of reasons to love Wardlow Park in Long Beach- but here are ours.

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