Activities

The City of Buena Park Recreation, Parks & Community Services Department offers a wide variety of recreation, sports and cultural activities, senior programs , services and events for all age groups. It is responsible for maintaining and developing all public parks & facilities as well as the Walter D. Ehlers Community Recreation Center, the Department's Administrative Offices, as well as providing graffiti removal services to the entire community.

In addition, the Department provides residents with current community information through the Buena Park Today city news and activity guide, delivered to all households every quarter.

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park

8800 Rosecrans Ave. | Buena Park, CA | 90620 714-670-8045

The park sits atop a prehistoric fossil site and features a museum with 6,000 square feet of space, housing a number of full skeletons including a saber-toothed cat, a mammoth and a sloth. The park lake is stocked with bass and the parks offers picnic tables, playgrounds, and ball fields.

Independence Hall

8039 Beach Blvd | Buena Park, CA | 90620 714-827-1776

This replica of Independence Hall is located in Knott's Berry Farm, adjacent to the main park area. The liberty bell situated there weighs only five pounds less than the original, and the building is nearly exact as the real one in Philadelphia.

Buena Park Skating Center Rollertorium

7951 Commonwealth Ave | Buena Park, CA | 90621 714-521-0453

This roller skating center features public skating schedules and times for private parties.

Southern California Beaches

Enjoy Southern California's sun-drenched coast!

Huntington Beach
19 miles from the Disneyland ® Resort
Visit "Surf City" for nearly nine miles of uninterrupted beachfront, brilliant sunsets and one of California's finest piers. The Huntington Beach Library celebrates the National Volunteer Week, April 18 – 24, 2010, and acknowledges the volunteers for their continued dedication and commitment. Currently over 400 community members actively volunteer their time throughout the year to assist with shelving books, tutoring students, storytime reading, computer assistance, fundraising and community awareness that helps sustain and expand the library's collection and programs.

The Library is proud to say that many individuals have dedicated more than 15 years to the library and have given over 10,000 hours of service. Library volunteers are a vibrant group of individuals who have made significant contributions to the Huntington Beach Central Library and its branches.

The Library System is fortunate to have such dynamic volunteers to help maintain the library's status as a first-class educational and cultural resource center. To learn more about how you can become a volunteer for the Huntington Beach Public Library System, visit www.hbpl.org .

Newport Beach
18 miles from the Disneyland ® Resort
Explore a wealth of seaside possibilities in a pristine setting that caters to beachgoers and sightseers alike.
Newport Beach Film Festival: April 22-29, 2010
Located along the pristine Orange County coastline, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers attendees an optimal setting to experience filmmaking at its best. With its action packed slate of film screenings, red carpet galas, international spotlights, nightly receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, fashion shows, music performances and industry seminars, the Newport Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition among filmmakers and audiences worldwide. The eleventh annual Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 400 films from around the world. Tickets go on sale April 1st at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com .
63rd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race: April 23-25, 2010
Attracting thousands of celebrities, well-known racers, and fun-seeking novices to Newport Harbor each year the race was established in 1947 to provide a fun diversion for soldiers discharged after World War II., the race now attracts more entries than any other international yachting race.
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Spring Vacation Deals In Newport Beach
Newport Beach beckons lovers of beauty to escape to this pristine destination where idyllic beaches, hillsides and landscapes are perfected canvasses for family-friendly and outdoor activities of all kinds. Springtime in Newport Beach offers light crowds and an endless array of things to do.
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Laguna Beach
24 miles from the Disneyland ® Resort
Experience an ideal blend of local culture, sophisticated amenities and upscale dining and shopping in this quaint and picturesque coastal town.

Brooks Street Art in Public Places
At its meeting on Monday, April 26, the Arts Commission will review proposals by three finalists to install art work at the beach access at Brooks Street. Finalists Marlo Bartels, Cheryl Ekstrom and Andrew Myers will present their design proposals and concepts. Following review, the Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Santa Monica
45 miles from the Disneyland ® Resort
Discover 3 1/2 miles of sun-washed sand seen in countless movies and TV shows. Enjoy a stroll along Ocean Front.

For many the single greatest reason to visit Santa Monica is to enjoy the ultimate Southern California beach .

Santa Monica has 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of well-maintained California beach locations and enjoys on average 340 days of sunshine a year plus a nearly constant gentle ocean breeze. Cycling, movie shoots, beach volleyball games, and the finest of people-watching all happen here, and it's no wonder. People love to gather at this California beach , partially because it is so pristine.

Santa Monica Beach in particular is a natural asset that we take great care to preserve; the city of Santa Monica cleans and rakes the sand daily, and even offers a “trash valet” service on Fridays, weekends and holidays. Lifeguard stations are staffed during all daylight hours – though the lifeguard headquarters provides 24-hour assistance year-round.

Santa Monica beach is full of activities year–round, including:
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Volleyball
  • Biking

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