Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center


    Overlooking San Pedro, the Los Angeles – Long Beach harbor complex (the largest port in the United States), and Santa Catalina Island, this 123-acre park has a picnic area, children’s play area, and large turf areas. On site you’ll also find a natural history museum with classrooms, live animals, and displays to educate and entertain in the 4,000-square-foot Nature Center. Many activities including bird walks, naturalist classes for adults and children, craft classes, hiking, picnicking, birthday parties, school field trips, and nature camps. Young children will enjoy the shaded playground in a sand lot surrounded by lawn.

    On clear days, visitors have wonderful panoramic views of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountain ranges. Hiking trails are found throughout the park. Some of the trails are ADA-accessible. The park is also home to the beautiful, captive-bred and federally endangered Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly.

    The Bogdanovich Recreation Center is a short walk across the parking lot and has athletic fields, an indoor basketball court, plus three giant play structures for kids!

    Check our Calendar for upcoming events at Friendship Park, including the annual Earth Day Fair.

    Deane Dana Friendship Park
    1805 West 9th Street
    San Pedro, CA 90732
    (310) 519-6115

    Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
    Parking Lot Hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm (7:30 am to 7:00 pm during Daylight Savings Time)
    Nature Center Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Closed Mondays
    Vehicle Entrance Fee: FREE

    NOTE: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant Trams are available upon request. Please contact the park office for more information.


    NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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