The warm and sunny weather in California makes it the perfect place to spend the day at the park. Go for a stroll and enjoy the natural, scenic beauty of the state in one of Riverside’s parks. Here are some of the best parks located in Riverside, CA.

California Citrus State Historic Park

This park exists to preserve the cultural landscape of the citrus industry that thrived during the history of California. The park represents the story of the citrus industry’s importance and part in the development of the state. There are many things to do at the park such as attending a free guided tour where you can learn all about the citrus industry’s history in the area and sample fresh citrus right from the tree. Fruit tastings are available at the visitor center and museum. The park even offers a Groves on Wheels guided tour accessible to wheelchairs and strollers during certain times of the year. If you enjoy the park then consider becoming a volunteer.

Fairmount Park

This Riverside park features plenty of amenities for either a leisurely or active day outside with nature. Fairmount Park is home to two tennis courts, rose gardens, and a band shell. It also has a playground and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy a fun day with the kids. Lake Evans, Fairmount Lake, and Brown Lake are all a part of the park and you can rent pedal boats at the restored historic boathouse. Fairmount Park contains the Fairmount Golf Course, a municipal nine-hole course that’s open year round with a lighted driving range, two practice greens, a snack bar, and a meeting facility.

Hunt Park

Hunt Park is a skate park located in the Arlington district. It’s easily accessible by public transportation and designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels. It’s a concrete park designed like a street course that mimics obstacles such as ledges, stairs, and rails. Grab your skateboard or longboard and set out for an action packed day of fun at Hunt Park.

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

This stunning park is made up of over 700 acres with mountain views and stretching lawns. Nearly 100 group and individual camping sites are available near the Santa Rosa Mountains that make Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area the perfect overnight getaway. There are many outdoor activities available such as horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and swimming. There are picnic areas available and the park is ideal for hosting special events like birthday parties and company picnics. This park features a volleyball court, pickle ball court, and even includes a Wi-Fi station.

Rancho Jurupa Park

Rancho Jurupa Park is a local favorite for camping and fishing. It’s located along the breathtaking Santa Ana River and attracts visitors from all over the state. The park is set among cottonwood trees, meadows, and two lakes. Its generous amenities include a splash pad for water play, miniature golf, a disc golf course, and a rock climbing playground. The park is home to campgrounds, hiking trails, and biking trails. Rancho Jurupa Park hosts an annual trout fishing derby every year in January.

By: Chris Purcell

Attorney Chris Purcell is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law. He exclusively represents the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Chris was part of the team that won California’s largest-ever wrongful death judgment – a $150 million verdict for a family devastated by a tragic trucking accident. In 2011, he received the Top Gun Award given by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.