Polliwog Park is the biggest park in the city of Manhattan Beach and takes up an impressive 18 acres. The star of the park is a large pond and nature reserve which houses ducks, geese and migratory birds, making a magnificent backdrop for the amphitheater.
The Rose Garden has three gazebos that are available to reserve in 2-hour blocks for parties and gatherings. Nearby is the Manhattan Beach Historical Museum, which is actually one of the oldest beach houses in the city and was moved to the site.
There’s a picnic area with 6 barbeques and some really great play areas for the kiddies with play equipment inspired by a lighthouse.
The Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden also calls Polliwog Park home. It’s run by volunteers and takes up the southwest corner.
Just next door to the park is the Begg Pool which offers recreational swimming and lessons on the summer.
Polliwog Park is at the corner of Redondo Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and lots of street parking is available.
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