Polliwog Park is a hidden gem in Manhattan Beach, with something to offer almost everyone.
Whether you just enjoy sprawling out in the sun or chose to be a little bit more active, the beautiful 18-acre park located on the corner of Redondo Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the largest in the South Bay, has been entertaining residents since 1964.
Polliwog Park is centered around a large pond, which is bordered on one side by a natural wildlife refuge that is home to waterfowl, fish and turtles, and also features an amphitheater for events, a rose garden, three gazebos, a 9-hold disc golf course, two playing fields, barbecue pits, the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden and the city's Historical Museum.
Among the several play areas for kids is a main playground with a large lighthouse play structure that has three slides, a sand area, and a separate area with play equipment for younger children.
Polliwog Park has an outdoor exercise area and plenty of trails to wander the park and enjoy the scenery, as well as areas that are dog-friendly, including a dog run.
On top of all the other features, Polliwog Park features many free events, including the free summer-long Concert in the Park series that runs from June through Labor Day. For more information, including a calendar and special events, visit the City of Manhattan Beach website.