San Bernardino, CA is a scenic and beautiful city and a favorite for residents and visitors. The city boasts 44 parks, 31 playgrounds, and miles of walking trails. In this article, we will highlight some highly-rated favorites.
Glen Helen Regional Park
Glen Helen Park is really a park that has something for everyone of every age. It is the home of the San Manuel Amphitheater, which is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the United States, which seats 65,000 people. The entire park is 1340 acres.
The park is a fully functional waterpark. It features a zero-depth water playground, two water slides, and a pool. There are also two lakes for fishing and plenty of places for field games and sports. There are covered picnic tables that accommodate parties of up to 300. There are substantial walking trails with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. It is no wonder that Glen Helen comes in first on our list for family fun.
Delmann Heights Park
Delmann Heights Park is 19.7 acres of fun. It has a full community center and recreation center. This includes a pool a quarter-mile hiking trail, an assembly area with a full stage and 2-playgrounds. There are picnic tables and barbecue grills available in limited supply.
Delmann Heights Park features fields and courts for:
This is a nice size park with everything you need for family fun. It is less crowded than some of the other parks and comes in second on our list.
For a nice place to let the kids run and play and enjoy a gathering of friends for a picnic, you cannot beat Littlefield/Shultis Park. This 15-acre facility has a hiking trail of more than a quarter mile in length. There are plenty of benches (more than a dozen) and two playgrounds. Enjoy a picnic in one of the two picnic shelters, and with 20 picnic tables, you will never have a problem finding a place to relax.
Blair Park is a 34-acre park that features a Little League and a Senior League Baseball diamond. The walking (and exercise) trail is a half mile long. The park has:
- Horseshoe pits
- Skating bowls and skateboard park
- An outdoor Racquetball Court
- Tennis and basketball courts
There is ample space for picnics and playgrounds for the kids. This is a nice neighborhood park that is very popular.
With the full range of sports fields and courts (including a concrete tennis court) as well as a splash pad, you can entertain kids of all ages. BBQ or picnic, enjoy the scenic view and kick back. It sometimes gets a bit cool in the evenings, so take a sweater and plan on seeing the sunset in this beautiful park.
Whether you are into sports, want to take the kids to cool off in the summer heat, or just want to relax and have a great day with the family, there is a park to satisfy you in San Bernardino.