Things to Do in Lakewood, California

Things to Do in Lakewood, California
Lakewood, Calif., is home to a number of outdoor sports, parks and recreation centers and city-sponsored cultural events. Located near Long Beach, Lakewood is a great travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts, families and persons in search of culture and history.

Lakewood Country Club

For a day of fun, visit Lakewood Country Club & Tennis Center. With entrance fees as low as $16.25 (early bird back 9 rate as of 2009) you can spend a day playing the course's large greens or hitting a few balls on the tennis court. With 18 holes and 72 pars, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts are sure to rave. Other club amenities include club house, driving range, pro shop, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker, and pull carts. Enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant or snack bar.

Lakewood Country Club
3101 Carson Street
Lakewood, California 90712
(562) 429-9711
www.lakewood.americangolf.com

Monte Verde Park

Grab your sunhat, and head outdoors. Monte Verde Park is a 4-acre Lakewood park located along the West San Gabriel River. Home to a 3,000-foot newly renovated (as of 2001) lodging structure, S. Mark Taper Foundation Vista Lodge, Monte Verde Park offers a quarter-mile-long nature trail. Visitors to the park can enjoy a trek through several ecosystems or overnight camping, summer vacation day camp programs and special recreation classes, according to the Lakewood City website.

Monte Verde Park
4626 North Shadeway Road
Lakewood, California 90712
www.lakewoodcity.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=92&TargetID=25

Civic Center Block Party

Load the picnic basket with snacks, and head over the Lakewood Civic Center Block Party and Fireworks Extravaganza for Fourth of July weekend. An annual event, the block party offers music, games and food. Open to kids and adults, the Funky Hippeez stage, the central fixture of the extravaganza, showcases a diverse group of performers. Beginning at 5 p.m. and ending around 9 p.m., this half-day event provides travelers with an opportunity to taste food from local Lakewood restaurants. The event ends with fireworks over the Lakewood Center Mall.

Civic Center Block Party
5050 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, California 90712

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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