Ralph B. Clark Regional Park is a 104-acre property located at the bottom of the Coyote Hills in Buena Park, California. The park includes a softball complex as well as large grass areas with shaded picnic tables, tennis courts, fishing, hiking and biking trails, and children’s playground areas. Clark Regional Park is clean and well-manicured and ideal for a family gathering, special event, or just a day out with the kids.
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park Details
8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park, CA 90621
Park Hours: Sun – Sat: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Spring – Summer; 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Fall-Winter
Interpretive Center open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parking: $3 Monday – Friday; $5 Saturday and Sunday
What’s Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
Ralph B. Clark Perimeter trail is an easy trail that goes around the entire park. At only about a mile and a half in length it is a great choice for all ages. The Westridge Chevron Hills trail is moderate in difficulty and starts in the northeast entrance of the park. It is about two miles and climbs to the top of West Coyote Hills. Dogs are permitted on the trails but must be leashed. In addition to the dirt trails, there are paved paths throughout the park.
There are three playgrounds as well as grassy areas perfect for running around or picnicking. The playgrounds are recycled rubber and sand with slides, swings, and a play structures with climbing features and some dinosaur themes.
The three acre lake within the park is regularly stocked for fishing. Fish include largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and trout. Children under the age of 16 do not need a license to fish.
Courts and Fields
The park has ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits for all your recreational sports. You can choose from the two sand volleyball courts, the three softball fields and the baseball diamond. Four tennis courts are located within the park and an amphitheater overlooking the lake. There are also large shade shelters that can hold up to 250 people.
Opened in 1988, the park’s Interpretive Center, provides an educational view of prehistoric Orange County through exhibits, programs, and guided tours. It contains a paleontology museum where you may be able to watch scientists and volunteers excavate and prepare fossil specimens for study and educational exhibits. The museum also contains fossils of mammoths, ring-tailed cats, giant ground sloths and a unique type of ancient llama that lived in this area many years ago.
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