Summer Fun at Vernon Hemingway Memorial Park

If youre in Compton, youre near the Vernon Hemingway Memorial Park – a park that offers the perfect place to get out and play this summer.”

Pack the picnic, swimsuit, sand toys and sneakers, because this three-acre park has plenty to keep the whole family active:

  • Picnic areas – parties larger than 25 can reserve a site
  • Courts for tennis and basketball
  • A baseball diamond
  • Two horseshoe courts – users bring their own horseshoes

And a full Aquatic Center, offering:

  • Two partially-shaded outdoor pools

– One shallow Kiddie pool, with a zero-to-2.5-foot depth, and sprinkler features

– One Activity pool with a 3.5-foot shallow end and 10-foot diving end

  • Two curving waterslides
  • Lifeguards on duty
  • Swim classes for all – from six-month-old tiny tots to adults
  • Locker rooms with a new token-and-key locker system

The Aquatic Center also offers swim classes, aqua aerobics, a dive team, and private rentals for parties.

If the kids arent up for swimming, head to the playground. Renovated about three years ago, it has both sand and rubberized play surfaces, and features for a kids of all ages:

  • A rock-climbing wall
  • Five kinds of slides
  • Monkey bars
  • Swings – toddler, bucket type and regular
  • A sand box area
  • An overhead glider

Looking to keep your child active all summer long and give her the opportunity to make new friends? The park also offers a summer day camp. The camp, for children ages 5-12, is held from June 27-September 2. Activities include swimming, organized outdoor and indoor activities, sports, and weekly outings to places like local museums and parks. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included.

Other enrichment and fitness classes, events and sports are offered at the Vernon Hemingway Memorial Park. Be sure to check Carsons department of Parks and Recreation website for the latest schedules and details.

The Vernon Hemingway Memorial Park is located at 700 E. Gardena Blvd. Carson, CA 90746. 310-538-0018.

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