These Local Parks will Help You Escape the City Crowd

Hiking in Downey

Variety of recreational opportunities feature these local parks where you can also enjoy walking, jogging, biking, and yoga.

Duck ponds and manicured grass are some of the locals favorite features of Wilderness Park. This neighborhood park is popular for fishing, picnicking and early morning exercise. Plenty of tables and tree shade make this park perfect for organizing birthday parties and family reunions. Be warned that parking fees apply during the weekends.

If you are looking for fenced dog parks around you, nothing can beat Rio San Gabriel Park. This park hosts two such dog parks. Sports fields, playground, and grassy area are also some of the highlights. Plenty of parking area and restrooms make it convenient.

Don’t miss Turnbull Canyon while you are in Downey. A drive of 10 miles will take you to this spectacular and scenic spot. Carry plenty of water if you are hiking. Explore this great workout destination with friends and family.

Three Memorial Day Activities You Can’t Miss

Memorial Day Weekend Activities in Downey

We know what you love the most about this city is all the different options you have for entertainment! Memorial Day weekend is no different and there you certainly have plenty of opportunities for a great weekend. We have covered something for everyone for this Memorial Day weekend with the below events.

Grab some trendy summer clothing at the Memorial Day Weekend Sale! Visit the Citadel Outlets from May 26th-29th and enjoy the great deals and military discounts!

Rio Hondo Golf Club is heaven for all golf lovers in and around Downey. Check out their lesson calendar if you want to enroll for any of them over this long weekend. Don’t miss the Memorial Weekend Demo Day on May 27th from 9AM-2PM.

Spend a day at Furman Park. Ideal for family picnics and social gatherings, this park also has walking trails and a playground for children. Barbecues, tennis courts, picnic shelters, an activity room and kitchen are available if booked in advance. The lush green surrounding make it an oasis within the bustling city. Join your friends and spend an active weekend here!

Take a Walk at These Downey Parks

Downey Parks

Now that the bustle of summer is over, it’s time to stop and smell the roses. What better way to do this than by taking a trip to a local park. Enjoy some time outdoors right near your Downey apartment.


Apollo Park

This park is 15 acres total, and in addition to park space also has a reservable room. Other amenities include picnic tables, ball diamonds, basketball courts, play area, and a reservable volleyball court. The address is 12544 Rives Avenue.


Furman Park

This park also houses an art museum. Visitors get to enjoy lovely park amenities such as a basketball court, fire ring, fitness course, walking path, tennis court, picnic tables, and more. Visit by going to 10419 Rives Avenue.


Independence Park

With a tennis center, skate park, barbecues, playground, tennis courts, and 13 acres of land, you can’t go wrong by visiting this park! Head over to 12334 Bellflower Blvd. today.