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Athletic play fields, nature center, picnic areas and much more await at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Copyright: Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation
Athletic play fields, nature center, picnic areas and much more await at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Description - Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is managed by Los Angeles County Parks and the City of Pico Rivera. It is located in a highly developed industrial, agricultural, and residential area of Los Angeles County's San Gabriel Valley.

Attractions - Whittier Narrows Recreation Area provides fishing lakes, comfort stations, picnic areas, playgrounds, a nature center, an equestrian facility, trails, a multipurpose athletic complex, a military museum, soccer fields, volleyball courts, and archery, skeet, pistol and trap ranges. Tennis courts are also provided and include a pro shop. Rentals are available for boats, surreys, bikes and group area picnics. Special events include carnivals, festivals and dog shows.

The park is open daily sunrise to sunset. Vehicle entry fee applies on weekends and holidays or for special events.

Recreation - Fishing, picnicking, playground fun, nature study, horse trails, volleyball, soccer, target practice, tennis, biking, dog training, and team sports is just a sampling of activities waiting to be discovered at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.

Location - Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is located moments west of Interstate 605 and south of Route 60.


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Games & Play Athletic Complex
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Equestrian Facility
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Exhibits Nature Center
Yes


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Contact Information:
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 823 Lexington-Gallatin Road , South El Monte, CA, 91733, Phone: 626-575-5526

Additional Information:
Los Angeles County Regional Parks & Natural Areas - Since 1944, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been meeting the diverse needs of not only residents but visitors from all over the world.

Links:
County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks & Recreation - Official agency website.

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