With summer's long days in full bloom, it's time to take advantage of extended park hours in these five Sierra Madre parks.
Each parl has something unique to offer, but all of them have one fabulous thing in common: They provide free, healthy and fun recreation.
From native plants to top of the line playgrounds and athletic fields, Sierra Madre is one city that knows how to do parks right.
If you intend to get a workout done, why not head to the athletic hub of the city? Sierra Vista Park is home to athletic activities including baseball games at Heasley and Dapper fields, at the Municipal Swimming Pool and year-round activities at the .
Fido is also welcome at this park, so bring along your pups and get them in on the physical fun. There are two municipal dog parks on the grounds where registered users can enjoy the outdoors with their canine companions.
If you’re looking to have a cookout, Sierra Vista Park has picnic tables, picnic pavilions and grills to have an outdoor get together with friends and family.
There is also a playground with swings, slides and all of the structures kids love to play on.
The park is also home to the , where each year the city's entry into the annual Pasadena Rose Parade.
The city's Community Service Office is located within Sierra Vista Park.
The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. There’s a free parking lot as well as street parking. This, along with other Sierra Madre parks, is handicap accessible.
Sometimes referred to as Turtle Park, this park is located next to the historic . This great little park is conveniently located at the top of Mountain Trail Avenue, with spectacular views of the basin on a clear day and in the evenings. It is also the base point of the
The park may be once of Sierra Madre's smaller ones, but it has all of the amenities you look for including benches, picnic tables, grills and a playground.
Turtle Park is open everyday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is handicap accessible, making it a go-to park for all. Parking is located on the street, always easy to find a spot and free of charge. There are also public restrooms on the premises.
Sierra Madre hosts a popular gateway to the Angeles Forest in Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park is the trail-head for Live Oak Nature Trail and the Canyon View Nature Trail.
The park also , public restrooms, and barbeque grills.
Come here to view a variety of native flora and fauna, with signs that inform you on the different species. Additionally, much of the park is handicap accessible, including the free parking lot.
You can even host a group event or party here. The park facilities are able to be reserved for use by private parties and community groups. Contact the Sierra Madre Community Services Office, located in to reserve the park.
Memorial Park is home to plentiful green landscape and shaded space provided by lush trees for a fun time any day of the week. There is a children's playground, , for kids to play on while you watch from a nearby picnic table or spot on the lawn. Bring a good read and
Memorial Park is also home to a variety of community activities throughout the year including: the , the , Friends of the Library , and the recently held .
If you feel like getting a workout in, play at your leisure on the tennis courts.
The park also has a permanent band shell that plays host to the City's free .
True to its name, the park is home to the Veterans' Memorial Wall, which , and the Weeping Wall Memorial, designed by local artist Lew Watanabe and dedicated in April 1999.
Memorial Park is also home to the in the Hart Park House, which is also used for meetings of other local organizations including
The Milton & Harriet Goldberg Recreation Area is Sierra Madre's first new public park in more than 30 years.
This park is a special gem in the City of Sierra Madre because much love and were put into the completion of the area. It is a symbol of the community-first drive instilled in the heart of the city.
The recreation area has picnic areas and beautifully carved and engraved stone benches to sit on. There’s a sand play area for the kids as well as a desert willow hut structure and dry steam bed.
The park is comprised of only native species and local materials.
Development of the park was funded through local community fund raising and a matching grant from the
Around 100 community volunteers planted 200 trees and constructed stone water collecting basins to attract wildlife.
Come visit this site for shade and harmony anytime.