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Worthy Park next to Huntington Beach High School features pay-as-you-play indoor racquetball courts, soccer fields, 2 baseball diamonds, 2 jungle gyms, 2 swing sets and 2 basketball courts.

Worthy Park in Huntington Beach
17th and Main Street
Huntington Beach, California 92648

Worthy Park (Norman L. Worthy Community Park) is an 11 acre facility in the established downtown area of Huntington Beach. The park, which includes lush soccer fields next to Huntington Beach High School and across the street from City Hall, is the only park in Huntington Beach that offers indoor racquetball courts for serious play. Two softball diamonds both include bleacher seating and are adjacent to the soccer fields. There are several picnic tables scattered around the park and public restrooms on site.

Overlooking Main Street in the heart of the city, Worthy Community Park is great for "people watching", especially when school lets out next door at Huntington High. The park includes a paved parking lot  with free parking plus a scenic location, surrounded by nice homes and an historic high school with unique architecture next door. A couple hundred yards away is the Huntington Beach Skate Park, popular with tourists and local kids practicing their tricks.

Worthy Park is turned into a sports village and launch point for a race held every year before the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade begins. During that day, every inch of Worthy Park is filled with tents, displays and people. You don't have to be a runner or race participant to enjoy the spectacle, seeing Main Street closed for nearly an entire day.

Racquetball courts - how they operate
Pay N Play Racquetball of America is a self service center. Courts are operated by a centrally located controller. Court time is purchased by first selecting an available court, then inserting $1 for each unit of playing time desired. Any amount may be inserted for continuous play. Prices are per court, not per person. When court time expires, the lights will go out. Next Up system was designed to allow orderly use of play. The Next Up system goes into effect when all the courts are full. Court controller indicates the time remaining on courts. Wait for courts in order of your arrival. When court time expires, players using that court may continue by inserting more money to complete a game. Recent posted prices ranged from $4 to $8 per hour (subject to change.)

About Norman Worthy
Norman Worthy was the director of Recreation and Parks for Huntington Beach and was instrumental in getting Surf City to host the first United States Surfing Championships in 1959. Norman Worthy park recognizes his legacy.

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.