Pasadena residents are very fortunate in that they have lots of beautiful, well-maintained parks to enjoy. Since there are so many, it can be difficult to choose the right one for a day out with your elderly loved ones. Here are our top recommendations for parks to visit.
1. Memorial Park: 85 East Holly Street, open 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
One of the oldest parks in the city, not only does Memorial Park have picnic facilities, a band shell, and extensive walking trails, it’s also the home of the Pasadena Senior Center, making it a top destination for seniors. The center has a wide range of programs and activities, so there’s truly something for everyone at this park.
2. Washington Park: corner of Washington Boulevard and El Molino Avenue
This neighborhood park is perfect for a walk or an afternoon with the whole family. The unique playground equipment here makes it a great place for your kids or grandkids as well as the older members of your family.
3. Wrigley Gardens: 391 South Orange Grove Boulevard
The gardens and the Wrigley mansion were given to the city in the early 1960s; and now they’re open to the public. They’re also available for photography sessions between February and July, so this is the place to come for a nice family photo.
4. Grant Park: 232 South Michigan Avenue
Located downtown, Grant Park would make a great stop for a picnic or barbecue after spending time at one of the museums nearby. You can even try a game of horseshoes at one of their three horseshoe pits, for something different.
5. Eaton Blanche Park: 3100 East Del Mar Boulevard
This park’s rose garden is a big draw for nearby residents, and there’s lots of playground equipment that’s perfect for a day out with the whole family.
6. Allendale Park: 1130 South Marengo Avenue
Along with picnic areas, this park is right next to one of the city’s libraries. Stop at the library to grab a book, and spend a relaxing afternoon reading in the park!
7. Central Park: 275 South Raymond Avenue
This fairly large park offers not only a lovely rose garden, but it’s the home of the Pasadena Lawn Bowling Club, which runs two bowling greens and a clubhouse.
8. Victory Park Center: 2575 Paloma Street
The recreation center located at this park offers a wide variety of recreational and social activities, some specifically for seniors.
9. Villa-Parke Community Center: 363 East Villa Street
Besides offering many fitness and recreational programs for seniors and the whole community, this center also hosts many community service organizations that could benefit seniors, either as recipients of their services or as participants giving back.
There are plenty of opportunities for seniors to get out and enjoy this beautiful city, and doing so could have a significant positive impact on their physical and emotional health. Get outside and enjoy the sunshine!
When your loved ones are at home, it’s important that they have the professional care they need. For the best in home care in Pasadena, contact us today by calling our office at (626) 799-4855 or toll free at (888) 990-7353.