Central Park Neighborhood
The Huntington Beach Central Park Neighborhood is known for its family-like community because of the iconic Central Park and what it has to offer. It has walking trails, a sports center, dog park, equestrian Center, playgrounds, restaurant, bird watching and more. It offers so much for the whole family of all ages to enjoy.
Shipley Nature Center – A sprawling and lush oasis stretches across 18 acres, explore the 4,000 feet of well-maintained trails and several habitats, including oak woodlands, Torrey pines, meadows, Blackbird Pond, and a natural freshwater wetland with mature willows and sycamores. The center offers a serene escape for visitors where more than 200 bird species have been spotted. The center also holds an Interpretive center to learn about local wildlife and ecology, a perfect family-friendly outing.
Huntington Central Library – A perfect place for an afternoon of reading and browsing. The structure is also home to a world-class children’s library, a large genealogy collection, a gift shop, and theater. Ongoing education and entertainment programs are available for children and adults, along with a rotating art exhibit, are presented throughout the year.
Dog Park – The Best Friend Dog Park sits on a 1.7-acre fenced area with shade trees and plenty of room for dogs to play. The dog park is separated into two sections: Big Dog Park consists of a larger portion of the property, while Small Dog Park was created for smaller dogs or larger dogs with handicaps. Each dog park has waste bag dispensers and trash cans, dog drinking stations with freshwater, canopied seating areas, and a variety of donated tennis balls and dog toys.
Equestrian Center – The Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center is situated on 25 acres of beautiful, sea-breezed land in Huntington Central Park. Home to nearly 400 horses, with multiple trainers and arenas, an annual horse show, and more than 150 acres of public trails, this is one of Southern California’s premier equestrian facilities. The center also includes The Red Horse Barn which offers wedding and event space that is rustic, elegant, and romantic. At Horse Play Rentals are available, a 30-minute and 1-hour trail rides are available through the scenic park as well as summer camps, birthdays, clinics and fun outdoor events.
Adventure Playground – Get dirty and create memories, where kids can raft on a pond, navigate a rope bridge, go down a mudslide and build forts. Best suited for kids ages 5 to 12 years, Adventure Playground is open only during summer months. Children must wear closed-toe tennis shoes and be prepared to get dirty.
Disc Golf – This twist on the regular 18 holes of golf is fun for all ages! Round up your Frisbees and head towards Huntington Central Park where you can find the only disc course in all of Orange County! Beginning on a hilltop, the course takes players through fields and near Lake Huntington in Central Park. Get ready to walk up and down a few hills.
Sports Complex – The Huntington Central Sports Complex encompasses 45 acres next to Huntington Central Park. The Sports Complex contains eight softball fields overlaid with seven soccer fields. Additionally two open artificial-turf fields and one arena-turf field. There are batting cages, two concession stands, two playgrounds and restroom buildings. Dogs are allowed at the Sports Complex, however, they must be on a leash and hand-held by the owner.
Bella Terra Shopping Center is the “Go To” shopping center for many specialty shops and chain stores such as Kohls, Whole Goods, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Recreational Equipment Inc., Huntington Surf & Sports, Century 20 Theater & many more.