In between all the sea and the surf, it’s easy to overlook the amazing green spaces that Long Beach has on offer. With a variety of beautiful landscapes, including everything from wetlands to woodland, you will never be left with a shortage of ideas. But just to provide a helping hand, we’ll take you through some of the best parks that Long Beach has for your next visit.
First opened in 1903 and located just near the popular Junipero Beach, Bixby Park is a perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon. The park itself has plenty of activities available, including a sports field, volleyball courts and skate park. On top of that, it hosts several programs for local residents and even has a free yoga class taking place every day at 11am, all you need to take part is to turn up with your mat.
More of a recreational space, Scherer Park has everything you need to get the blood pumping. Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts are all available within the park and following a major recent initiative, the park boasts a full-size community center including a weight room, a youth recreation centre and adult fitness classes. Found just off Long Beach Boulevard, the park is open all year round.
Just a short walk away from its neighbour, the Marina Vista Park, Colorado Lagoon is a fascinating space in its own right. Giving guests an opportunity to explore some of the area’s extensive wetlands, the park has an overabundance of flora and fauna to discover. The park has a few activities available, although keep in mind that swimming is prohibited when the water is in poor condition. There is also a charming model boat lake and shop available towards the end of the park, with the shop opening for a few weeks each summer.