aerial photo of the Huntington Beach Sports Complex
The new Huntington Central Park
Sports Complex is a state-of-the art recreational facility
featuring baseball and soccer fields, children's play areas,
food concessions, restroom facilities, large parking lots
and beautiful columns and landscaping. Used for
various commercial purposes throughout the years, the Sports
Complex is available for rent and is operated through the
City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department.
For rental, call 714-536-5486. For the full list of
Huntington Beach parks, many with ball fields available, see
Huntington Beach Parks List,
complete with photos and information.
City of Huntington Beach received a Southern California
Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) Award for best new
sports facility in Southern California. The Huntington
Central Park Sports Complex was honored with two
additional awards: SCMAF Appreciation Award and an Orange
County Citation Award. Athletic programming in Huntington Central Park Sports Complex
is actively promoted by the City of Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach Sports Complex is picking
up speed in many ways, not only from awards it has received
but also the activity and interest it now experiences.
Recently nearly 60 Girls Fast Pitch Softball teams from
across the nation converged on Central
Park Sports Complex for a National College tournament. Some
of the nation's top softball players from New Jersey, Ohio, New Mexico
and California came to Huntington Beach not only to play in
the tournament but to be seen by college scouts from around the
United States seeking to view and evaluate top
prospects for the softball season.
Huntington Beach, California - Huntington Central Park is
a 356-acre park located in the heart of Huntington Beach.
Established in 1968, the citizens of Huntington Beach approved a
$6 million park bond which helped finance Central Park. Extending across Golden West Street between Slater Avenue and
Ellis Street it includes Central Park West and Central Park
East. An architectural centerpiece,
Central Library and Cultural Center, was designed by the famed
father-son Neutra team. Many attractions at Central Park
include Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, H.B. Dog
Park, H.B. Disc Golf Course, Huntington Beach Playhouse,
Alice's Breakfast in the Park, Park Bench Cafe, Lake
Huntington, Central Park Amphitheater, Adventure Playground,
Par Course, Shipley Nature Center, playgrounds, picnic
tables, BBQ grills and special events throughout the year.
Each year Central Park hosts Civil War Re-enactment,
Concours d'Elegance, Shakespeare in the Park, athletic
events, contests, BB Jazz Concert, and Huntington Beach
Concert Band Summer Concerts.
Central Park West features Lake Huntington, Huntington
Central Park Equestrian Center, Huntington Beach Disc Golf
Course, Alice's Breakfast in the Park, H.B. Dog Park,
Shipley Nature Center (open on the third Sunday of each
month), covered picnic shelter rental, barbecue grills,
playgrounds, dirt and cement trails for walking, bicycling
and jogging, nature and bird watching and more. Central Park
West parking lots located on Golden West Street, Inlet
Drive and Central Park Drive provide free parking.
Central Park East includes Central Library and Cultural
Center, Huntington Beach Playhouse, Adventure Playground, HB
Sports Complex, a new addition to the park with baseball and
soccer fields, Park Bench Cafe, walking and jogging trails,
exercise par course, picnic tables and grills, an
amphitheater set in a shady eucalyptus grove and a
bandstand. Free and paid public parking is available in lots
located on Golden West and Gothard Streets and Slater and
Meeting Facilities and Rental Facilities for birthdays,
anniversaries, company picnics and corporate team building
include Central Library and Cultural Center, Central Park
Amphitheater, Sports Center, Central Park Equestrian Center
and a covered outdoor facility in Central Park West which
seats 200 people, provides barbecue grills, electricity and
sinks. For rental, call 714-536-5486.So numerous and interesting are the activities
within the park that these pages were created and photos taken to
show you all the great things one can see when visiting Central
Park. Now available online is the complete Birds
of Huntington Central Park list.