Eader Park next to Eader Elementary School and
Banning Public Library features playgrounds, soccer
fields and a walking bridge over Talbert Channel.
9281 Banning Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Eader Park is located in
south Huntington Beach adjacent to Talbert Channel, a cement
viaduct filled with water that along with Huntington
Channel, connects to Santa Ana River. which flows into the
Pacific Ocean near Brookhurst Street in Huntington Beach.
(see additional information about the Santa Ana River
below). Access to Eader Park is possible from a walkbridge
that connects neighborhoods south of the park to the soccer
fields, playgrounds, a school and Banning Library operated
through the City of Huntington Beach Public Library system.
Eader Park is located approximately half a mile from the
Pacific Ocean and enjoys afternoon breezes and the scent of
the sea, an intoxicating fragrance not to be missed.
At the public park, there are two sets of playground
equipment with ladders and slides, plus swings for tiny tots
and bigger kids. Several picnic tables sit under colorful
shade trees on the lush, grass lawns next to the playground.
There are also several park benches for sitting and watching
activities. A unique feature of Eader Park is the cement
landscaping in which the playground equipment sits. Tall
curbs stand approximately one foot high, forming curved
patterns that separate small cement roadways from the sand
pits where the kids play.
About the Santa Ana River
One of the largest river systems in Southern California, the
Santa Ana River has been channeled, diverted, and urbanized
to the point that most of it is unrecognizable as a river.
However, the upper headwaters of the river in the San
Bernardino Mountains still retain a free flowing character
and natural values.
The headwaters of the Santa Ana River begin just north of
the San Gorgonio Wilderness in the San Benardino National
Forest. The Santa Ana flows westerly through more than 20
miles of public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Once beyond the mountains and the National Forest boundary,
the river flows first between levees and then through
concrete channels on its nearly 100 mile trek through the
Southern California urban landscape to the Pacific Ocean at
the border of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. A bridge
located south of Brookhurst Street passes directly over the
Santa Ana River channel.
Visitors familiar with the lower segment of the river,
hardly recognize the upper headwaters, including its
sparkling waters, verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat,
and thick forests of pine, fir, and oak. Understandably,
this very scenic section of the Santa Ana River, and its
major tributary Bear Creek, offer an outdoor recreation
mecca for Southern Californians.
The City of
Huntington Beach (California) is the caretaker
and steward of the Huntington Beach public park
system. Two departments involved with Huntington
Beach parks are the Community Services
Department and Park Maintenance. Park Maintenance is
responsible for maintaining approximately
parks and public facilities, totaling 598 acres,
169 playground apparatus and irrigation
Maintenance is also an
integral component in
special events in the City,
closely working with
Community Services to set up
for events and activities
that take place on or near
park facilities. Community Services not only
handles the rental of the
park facilities but also
operates programs for the
public that include softball
leagues, exercise classes,
cooking, dancing and other
types of interesting and fun
things to do.
information on park
maintenance call (714)
536-5480. For information
on park facilities or to
make a reservation call
Community Services at (714)
536-5486 or the phone
numbers provided on the
featured parks pages.
with exercise stations and the (Frisbee)
disc golf course, as well as
horseback riding. Water lovers can swim and surf
in the ocean, plus, there are skate
parks nearby and skiing and sailing not far
A vibrant business environment includes Boeing's
space division. Close to airports and freeways, many
come for business and stay to have fun. You can
spend your entire vacation or business trip enjoying
Huntington Beach with its
overlooking the ocean and Main Street action,
that includes unique shops with beach wear and
tropical-themed gifts, a weekly outdoor craft and
food market held at Pier Plaza, free
and swimming, surfing, skating, bicycling, jogging,
volleyball, fishing, golf, bonfires and more.