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Eader Park next to Eader Elementary School and Banning Public Library features playgrounds, soccer fields and a walking bridge over Talbert Channel.

Eader Park
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.

Huntington Beach Parks

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 70 parks and public facilities, totaling 598 acres, 169 playground apparatus and irrigation systems. 

Park 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. For more 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.


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Central Park provides par course 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 away.

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 outdoor dining overlooking the ocean and Main Street action, shopping galore that includes unique shops with beach wear and tropical-themed gifts, a weekly outdoor craft and food market held at Pier Plaza, free summer concerts and swimming, surfing, skating, bicycling, jogging, volleyball, fishing, golf, bonfires and more.