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Did you know Redlands has 17 parks?? Continue reading to see which are kid friendly, preferred by our furry companions, a hiker's dream, and great for events!

Stroller Strides mom and child workout group at Prospect Park - orange groves and dirt paths.

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides group at Prospect Park

Kid Friendly Parks

  1. Brookside Park

    A 9.2 acre neighborhood park with picnic and playground facilities. Great paved paths for kids to ride their bikes, or for adults to take a stroll. The trees and grass make for a great family outing.

    Directions

  2. Israel Beal Park

    Awesome playground, paths to ride bikes, grass and trees. Lots of open space!

    Directions

  3. Jennie Davis Park

    A 5.2 acre neighborhood park with picnic and playground facilities. Nicely shaded.

    Directions

  4. Ford Park

    A 27 acre park with two ponds for fishing, lighted tennis courts, picnic and playground facilities. Kids will love feeding the ducks! Make sure to bring bread.

    Directions

  5. Prospect Park

    An 11.4 acre natural park with trails and picnic facilities. The park contains the Avice Meeker Sewall Theater, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 407. The theater is home to the Redlands Summer Theater Festival.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  6. Smiley Park Historic District

    A 9.2 acre park at the Redlands Civic Center. This park is home to A. K. Smiley Public Library, a facility listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Lincoln Shrine, containing the largest collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia west of the Mississippi River; and the Redlands Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for approximately 4,000 persons where summer concerts are performed each Tuesday and Friday evening during July and August.

    Directions

  7. Sylvan Park

    A 23.3 acre park with softball field, group and individual picnic areas and playground facilities. The historic Mill Creek Zanja flows through the park. Sylvan Park is the home of the Redlands Fourth of July programs and Oktoberfest event.

    Directions

  8. Texonia Park

    A 10.7 acre neighborhood park with lighted softball field, basketball courts, picnic and playground facilities.

    Directions

Dog panting with tongue out at a park

Dog Friendly Parks

  1. Caroline Park

    16.8 acre nature park with trails and open space planted with native California plants and a water conservation garden. The park and botanical nature garden is enjoyed by naturalists, dog walkers, picnickers, homeschoolers, walkers and runners. The overlook terrace off Sunset offers some parking and a dramatic 180 degree view of the mountains ringing Redlands.

    Caroline park is located at Mariposa Drive and Dwight Street. 1748 Chaparral Dr.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  2. Ford Park's Dog Park

    Two beautifully fenced in areas for dogs to run and play. One side is for small dogs, and the other is for large dogs. Owners will love the benches and shaded area provided for their comfort.

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  3. Oakmont Park

    Oakridge Trail is an established trail 3.2 miles along the western side of the park. It provides a short uphill climb before traversing the hilltops. This trail provides great vistas of the San Timoteo Canyon and in the distance, the mountain ranges of the San Bernardino National Forest. There are multiple trails to choose from, not just the Oakridge Trail.

    Best for dogs in the winter. Do not go during hot months! Snakes are seen often in summer.

    The parking lot is where Sutherland Drive and South Lane meet.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  4. Prospect Park

    An 11.4 acre natural park with trails and picnic facilities. The park contains the Avice Meeker Sewall Theater, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 407. The theater is home to the Redlands Summer Theater Festival.

    Read Dog's view of the park to get in your furry friends mind.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  5. San Timoteo Canyon Nature Preserve

    A 40 acre natural preserve facility.

    Redlands Conservancy says, "Through STNS, two historic trails form a four-mile loop, end to end. The Cocomaricopa Trail, named for the original trail of the Native Americans through the canyon, follows close to the edge of the creek on an abandoned Flood Control District access road, while the Carriage Trail, built by the Smiley Brothers at the turn of the last century, traces in and out of the hills below Smiley Heights ridge where the brothers had established their world-famous botanical garden, Canyon Crest."

    Read more about the preserve here.

    Note: Be aware this is also a horseback riding trail.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  6. Smiley Park Historic District

    A 9.2 acre park at the Redlands Civic Center. This park is home to A. K. Smiley Public Library, a facility listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Lincoln Shrine, containing the largest collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia west of the Mississippi River; and the Redlands Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for approximately 4,000 persons where summer concerts are performed each Tuesday and Friday evening during July and August.

    *Note: Only service dogs are allowed inside A.K. Smiley Library and Lincoln Shrine.

    Directions

  7. Sylvan Park

    A 23.3 acre park with softball field, group and individual picnic areas and playground facilities. The historic Mill Creek Zanja flows through the park. Sylvan Park is the home of the Redlands Fourth of July programs and Oktoberfest event.

    Directions

  8. Texonia Park

    A 10.7 acre neighborhood park with lighted softball field, basketball courts, picnic and playground facilities.

    Directions

Lush green trails at Caroline Park

Caroline Park

Parks for Hiking

  1. Caroline Park

    16.8 acre nature park with trails and open space planted with native California plants and a water conservation garden. The park and botanical nature garden is enjoyed by naturalists, dog walkers, picnickers, homeschoolers, walkers and runners. The overlook terrace off Sunset offers some parking and a dramatic 180 degree view of the mountains ringing Redlands.

    Caroline park is located at Mariposa Drive and Dwight Street. 1748 Chaparral Dr.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  2. Oakmont Park

    Oakridge Trail is an established trail 3.2 miles along the western side of the park. It provides a short uphill climb before traversing the hilltops. This trail provides great vistas of the San Timoteo Canyon and in the distance, the mountain ranges of the San Bernardino National Forest. There are multiple trails to choose from, not just the Oakridge Trail.

    The parking lot is where Sutherland Drive and South Lane meet.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

  3. San Timoteo Canyon Nature Preserve

    A 40 acre natural preserve facility.

    Redlands Conservancy says, "Through STNS, two historic trails form a four-mile loop, end to end. The Cocomaricopa Trail, named for the original trail of the Native Americans through the canyon, follows close to the edge of the creek on an abandoned Flood Control District access road, while the Carriage Trail, built by the Smiley Brothers at the turn of the last century, traces in and out of the hills below Smiley Heights ridge where the brothers had established their world-famous botanical garden, Canyon Crest."

    Read more about the preserve here.

    Note: Be aware this is also a horseback riding trail.

    **Photographer and artist approved.

    Directions

Ed Hales Park decorated for Chrismas with large tree

Ed Hales Park (Christmas style)

Event Worthy Parks

  1. Community Park

    18.2 acre park with lighted baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic and playground facilities.

    The park is located at San Bernardino Avenue and Church Street.

    Directions

  2. Ed Hales Park

    0.7 acre downtown park with picnic facilities.

    The park is located in the downtown central business district at State Street and Fifth Street.

    Directions

  3. Franklin Park

    A 0.6 acre natural open space area. Small with picnic tables.

    Directions

  4. Redlands Sports Park

    Phase I is a 35-acre site located at the northeast corner of Dearborn Street and San Bernardino Avenue. This park includes 8 full-sized soccer fields with lighting and a basketball court. Off-street parking is accessible from Dearborn Street north of San Bernardino Avenue. The facility is reserved for scheduled soccer activity. Future phases are in the construction planning stage and will include 4 additional lighted soccer fields, 15 acres of open field and recreational space, and a softball complex.

    Directions

  5. Simond's Parkway

    A 0.9 acre neighborhood park. All grass and nicely groomed.

    Directions

Reserve a park for your next birthday party, baby shower, family reunion... you name it!

Park Reservations. Parks - Quality of Life Department - (909)798-7655


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