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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Bordwell Park
Bordwell Park

2008 Martin Luther King Blvd
Riverside, CA 92507   Directions

(951) 826-5355

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Sometimes, it is best just to let your kids run free and let them explore some wide open spaces. Finding such a destination isn't as hard as you think when you plan for an active afternoon of fun at Riverside's Bordwell Park. This popular attraction has been newly refurbished and features new playground equipment plus a few surprises. These include the recent addition of a climbing wall and upgraded basketball courts and ball fields.

California Citrus State Historic Park
California Citrus State Historic Park

9400 Dufferin Ave
Riverside, CA 92504   Directions

(951) 780-6222

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California is famous for many things, but one of the most recognized contributors to its fame is its impressive citrus industry. Learn about its history and development by visiting the California Citrus State Historic Park. Appropriately, the museum that tells this very sweet story of the rise of the industry is located outside in a specially designed open-air museum. See all kinds of interesting exhibits and attractions that include numerous displays of vintage farm equipment.

Don Derr Park
Don Derr Park

3003 Monroe St
Riverside, CA 92504   Directions

(951) 826-2000

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Break the kids away from their cell phones, video games and computer screens and get the whole family moving when you take everyone out for a day of fun at Riverside's Don Derr Park. This sprawling and inviting area offers a little something for every member of your family. One of the more popular features of the park is the PlayBooster and PlayShaper playground components that offer a challenge as well as a good dose of exercise to any child who climbs all over them. The Gemini Sidewinder 2 is another notable attraction, as are the many slides, swings, and seesaws that make Don Derr Park such a fun and exhilarating place to take the whole family.

Indio Hills Palms State Park
Indio Hills Palms State Park

Riverside, CA

(760) 393-3059

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There are parks and then there are the parks that hold an incredible number of distinctive outfeatures like the kind that you will find at Indio Hills Palms State Park. The park is centered around a line where the San Andreas fault accumulated ground water and nurtures the incredible variety of palms that are found here. This is an impressively large, 2,206-acre park area that is home to several palm groves. This is where you can take in the visually stunning Hidden, Pushawalla, Briska, Macomber and Horseshoe palms.

Santa Ana River Trail
Santa Ana River Trail

Riverside, CA

(951) 826-5311

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For fun, exhilaration, and exercise, hit the trail! But this just isn't any ordinary trek, this is the popular Santa Ana River Trail. This is an extensive, winding trail that runs along the Santa Ana River and offers walkers, hikers, joggers and bikers an excellent way to get out of the city and get closer to nature while getting some great exercise. The path stretches out over 70 miles, so there is plenty of room for you and your fellow trail-dwellers.

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