Heritage Park

Today my toddler and I had a field trip to Heritage Park.  Of course it happened to be the hottest day of the winter–80 degrees in January!  Sometimes we take this park for granted because it happens to be our “neighborhood park”, but it really is one of the most lovely parks in the area.  It has several picnic shelters, which you can reserve for parties up to 3 months in advance.  It costs $100 to rent and they require a $100 deposit.  I believe this policy applies to all the parks in Cerritos, except “Cerritos Regional Park”, which is run by LA County.

The crown jewel of Heritage Park is the colonial island based on a Paul Revere theme.  The island is centered around a colonial village, which is actually a playground.  There are monkey bars and slides all housed in the little “shoppes”.  At the peak of the island is a “church” with a bell tower which actually houses a tunnel slide.  Surrounding the island are ships and landings where the kids can pretend to shoot cannons, cross bridges galore, and even see a few turtles.  There is also a beautiful waterfall running through the island.  It’s such a scenic spot that you can always find photographers and their subjects here on weekends.

The address is 18600 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703.  Here is a link to the city’s website: Heritage Park

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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