July is National Parks and Recreation Month. We are so fortunate here in Huntington Beach because we have many awesome parks and recreational spaces and activities! Here are 5 Outdoor Place to Have Summer Play Dates in Huntington Beach.
1. Shipley Nature Center – located at Goldenwest at Talbert, the Shipley Nature Center covers 18-acres of California Native Habitat in Huntington Beach Central Park. 18-acres of California Native Habitat located in Huntington Beach Central Park. Spend a day at the center doing a Nature Walk, exploring native plant life, wildlife and find out about water conservation too.
2. Adventure Playground – kids 5-12 will enjoy this seasonal old school playground from June 17, 2013 to August 9, 2013 It is located in Central Park near the Central Library at 7111 Talbert Avenue, Youth Shelter, and Amphitheater. Remember to wear old clothes and shoes as kids can get pretty dirty playing in mud, rafting on a small pond, and building tree forts!
3. Bolsa Chica Wetlands – The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve aka the Wetlands always provide a scenic hike. A nature preserve, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands boundaries are Warner Avenue to the north, Seapoint Avenue to the south, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to the west, and residential development to the east. Sunset can be particularly breathtaking.
4. Huntington Beach Central Park – there’s so much you can do at Central Park, he largest city-owned park in Orange County covering over 350 acres of land. Climb trees, go biking, skating or walking, go on a picnic, borrow a book from the Huntington Beach Central Library and read under the shade of tall trees.
5. Dog Beach – Want a Doggie Playdate? Take the kids and your fur babies to Huntington Beach Dog Beach for a fun day on the beach.