Clover Park – Santa Monica’s Gold Mine of Parks

Jul 09, 2009 by Lisa Newton

With over 20 public parks in Santa Monica, local residents and visitors have a lot of activities to choose from.

Is your favorite sport baseball? Do you have small children, or teenagers?

Whatever your game may be, Santa Monica Park and Recreations probably has it.

For Today’s Travelin’ Local morning walk, I strolled over to Clover Park, located at 2600 Ocean Park Drive, and discovered more activities in an hour, than could be probably done in a week.

A few unique items I found at Clover Park was a climbing tower for both kids and adults– complete with ground to top speaking pipes; a small bike path for toddlers, and two great playgrounds–designed for the pre-teen and under set.

Clover Park has a great outdoor fitness trail which includes 15 stations that were built for both endurance, and to keep its participants physically fit and in tip-top shape.

What about baseball and soccer? With two fully lit softball fields and soccer fields, it’s hard not to have a swing at the hardball or a kick at the goalie.

If you play tennis or volleyball, Clover Park has two tennis courts—including lighting for evening play–and a large beach volleyball court, perfectly sized and spaced for those that love sports action.

If you’d like a closer view of Clover Park and its many amenities, just click on the camera icons for an insider’s view:

View Clover Park – Santa Monica in a larger map

With the Luck of the Four Leaf Clover, hopefully we’ll be seeing you at the park soon!

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8 Responses to “Clover Park – Santa Monica’s Gold Mine of Parks”

  1. Mike Foster says:

    Reminds me of my years living down south, versus up here in northern Cal. I hold those years deep in my heart…but wouldn’t trade up here for down there for anything. Uh, maybe a few million.


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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Mike Foster, I haven’t spent too much time in Northern CA, but I do know it’s great there. Love the big redwoods!!


  2. Kim says:

    Now a park with a volley ball court.. that is awesome!!!

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Kim, Hey, this is CA. The volleyball court is a sand based court, just like the beach. :)


  3. D. Travis North says:

    I’m loving the camera/map inlays. Lots of great shots in there, but of course it really gives you a great context of the place. This certainly looks like a jewel of a park.

    Any idea how long the jogging loop is? It looks like a nice wide path, certainly looks like a nice place to work out. (I’ve been into jogging lately).

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @D. Travis North, According to the Google map, the total distance for the route I mapped is about 3/4 of a mile.

    I love the idea of being able to put my photos into maps. It adds a direct location to the photos, plus in the case of my walking maps, people can actually print the maps out and use them.

    Have you started jogging?


    D. Travis North Reply:

    @LisaNewton, I’m kicking myself now for not thinking of that. It must have been a long week. But 3/4ths a mile…that’s a good length…just a tad over 1k.

    I’ve been running for a little while now, but I just got the Nike+ system this week…so somehow it seems more serious now.

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @D. Travis North, Once you get a “system” it works out better. I didn’t know the actual mileage until I went back to Google and looked. Good luck with the jogging. I’ve always been more of a walker. :)

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