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Golf Facilities

Los Verdes Country Club --- 310-377-7888
Palos Verdes Golf Club --- 310-375-2533
Rolling Hills Country Club --- 310-326-4343
Trump National Golf Club --- 310-265-5000
Terranea Resort - 310-265-2755
See Golf on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for information and
critiques on the Palos Verdes Peninsula golf club facilities

Maggie Guerra, 15, and Kaitlin Huben, 17, of Palos Verdes Estates on a bridle path at PBRC. Credit Katharine Blossom Lowrie
Equestrian Facilities

Chandler Park (call RHE City Hall) --- 310-377-1577
Dapplegray Park(call RHE City Hall) --- 310-377-1577
   Located at the northwest corner of Palos Verdes Drive North and
   Palos Verdes Drive East.
Empty Saddle Club --- 310-377-9059
   Located at 39 Empty Saddle Road, in Rolling Hills Estates.
Ernie Howlett Park --- 377-1577.
   Located at 26001 Hawthorne Boulevard, in Rolling Hills Estates.
Palos Verdes Stables --- 310-375-9005
   Located at 4057 Via Opata, in Palos Verdes Estates.
Portugeese Bend Riding Club --- 310-377-3507
   Located at 40 Narcissa Drive, in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Rolling Hills Estates Stables --- 310-541-9487
   Located at 26401 Crenshaw Boulevard, in Rolling Hills Estates.
Seahorse Riding Academy ---541-5921.
   Located at 26411 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, California.
Hess's Gap--- 377-1521.
   Located at Portuguese Bend Road at Poppy Trail, in Rolling Hills.
Westfield Equestrian Center
   Located at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive North
   and Eastvale Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula.This is a private riding arena
   and no horses are boarded there.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen's Association publishes the only
   horse trail map, which can be purchased at local feed and tack stores,
   such as Rolling Hills General Store 26947 Rolling Hills Rd Rolling Hills
   Estates, CA (310) 541-3668
Click Here for a great video of the view from just below Del Cerro Park in
   Rancho Palos Verdes along one of the horse and hiking trails
Tennis Facilities

Ernie Howlett Park --- 310-541-4585
Jack Kramer Club --- 310-326-4404
Palos Verdes Tennis Club --- 310-373-6326
Peninsula Racquet Club --- 310-541-2523
Rolling Hills Community Association Tennis Facility
Rolling Hills Estates Tennis Club --- 541-4585.
Palos Verdes High School
Peninsula High School
Miralest Intermediate School
Information about Tennis for Kids on the Peninsula


Hesse Park - RPV-- 310-541-8114
Ladera Linda Community Center -RPV-- 310-541-7073
Point Vicente Interpretive Center -RPV-- 310-377-5370
Robert E. Ryan Community Park -RPV-- 310-377-2290
Eastview Park  - RPV
Frank A. Vanderlip Sr. Park  - RPV
Martingale Trailhead Park  - RPV
Point Vicente Park - City Hall - RPV
Highridge Park(call RHE City Hall) --- 310-377-1577
Ernie Howlett Park --- 310-541-4585
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, RPV - 310 - 377-1222
Del Cerro Park, RPV -
Chandler Park (call RHE City Hall) --- 310-377-1577
South Coast Botanic Gardens --- 310-544-6815
George F. Canyon Nature Center --- 319-547-0862
  Dog Park

Although there are no dog parks on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, there
are two dog parks within a 15 minute drive. One is located in Redondo
at the corner of Flagler and 190th Street, and the other is located on
Front Street in San Pedro. We are currently working on establishing a dog park
somewhere on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, so if you are interested in supporting
our efforts, please contact me. (By the way, the picture on the left is a puppy
picture of our miniature Australian Shepherd - Click on the Picture to Enlarge).
Ice Skating

Ice Capades Chalet --- 310-541-6630
   Located at the entrance to the Avenue of the Peninsula Shopping Center,
   on Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates.

Nature Walks and Hikes

Monthly walks led by PVP Land Conservancy --- 310-373-0202   There are a
    number of Nature Preserve Areas which are discussed below.
Palos Verdes Estates :
   Trails run along the blufftop at Paseo Del Mar, starting at the northern intersection
      of Palos Verdes Drive West.
   Also in the city of Palos Verdes Estates, trails head down to the ocean from the
      top of several coves, including Lunada Bay. One good trail starts on Paseo
      del Mar in Malaga Cove, about a half-mile past the Neighborhood Church.
Rancho Palos Verdes:
   Peacock Flats at the end of Crenshaw Boulevard offers several miles of trails
      ( See Virtual 360 view of views from trail). This is adjacent to Del Cerro Park.
   Another good trail starts at the top of the Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve, just off
      of Palos Verdes Drive South, which heads up to the top of Inspiration Point, 
      as well as down to the shore at Pirate's Cove. 
   The Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve also has a system of trails, some of which
      are open only to pedestrians, some open only to pedestrians and equestrians, and
      others open to bicycles as well as pedestrians and equestrians
   The Forrestal Preserve area also offers an extensive system of trails
      (See Forrestal Trail System, pages 36-51)
   The George F. Canyon Nature Center, located on the north east side of the
      Peninsula near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive North and Palos Verdes
      Drive East, offers excellent hiking trails.
   Martingale Trailhead Park has a trail system serving the cities Rancho Palos Verdes,
      Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates
   The Terranea Resort has public  access trails along the bluffs below the Resort
    Rolling Hills Estates: A good trail starts near the entrance of Academy Hill,near the intersection of Palos
      Verdes Drive North and Crenshaw Boulevard. This trail wanders all the way up to 
      the Chadwick School.
Dogs are allowed on all of the trails above, except for Abalone Cove, but must be on-leash, with the dog owners carrying a "poop"
     bag to clean up after their dogs.
Swimming Swimming

Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club --- 310-375-8777. 389 Paseo del Mar PV Estates
   Access available for a daily fee ($7 per person for guests of .members ($10 from Memorial Day
   to Labor Day), for the first 4 guests ($14 for each additional guest), $30 per person for residents,
   and $45 per person for non-residents). Guests and day-fee users may not use the exercise
   equipment. Resident resaleable membership is $16,000, and Resident non-resaleable
   membership is $8,000. The current wait list for Resident membership is quite long (10 years 
   or longer). Non-Resident resaleable membership is $18,000, and Non-Resident non-resaleable
   membership is $9,000. The swim club also operates a summer swim program at the Palos
   Verdes High pool.for the city of Palos Verdes Estates ( For summer 2011 a youth swimming
   program will be offered at the club ). . 
Abalone Shoreline Park --- 310-377-1222
Jack Kramer Club --- 310-326-4404
Rolling Hills Estates Swim Program (Held during the summers at Peninsula
   High School --- 377-1577.

Lunada Bay Little League
Palos Verdes Little League
Rolling Hills Little League
Silver Spur Little League
     ( For a map of the little league boundaries, Click Here)
Pony League (13-15 years old)
Girls Softball

AYSO Soccer
Southbay Force Soccer Club
Palos Verdes Soccer Club Exiles

Palos Verdes Basketball Assn
South Bay Waves Girls Basketball

Southern California Volleyball Club
U.S. Youth Volleyball


Los Angeles Water Polo Club
  Pop Warner Football

Palos Verdes Football and Cheer
  Beaches and Surfing

Rat Beach (Name is an acronym for "Right After Torrance" beach) 
   Parking located in Malaga Cove at 301 Paseo Del   Mar. A paved access path
   next to the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club provides easy access.
Haggarty's - Located just south of the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club near
   301 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates. Park in the lot between the Swim
   club and Malaga Cove school, and walk down the road on the north end of the
   parking lot to the ocean, and then go left to the point past the swim club.
Exiles- Around the point from Haggarty's.  A wide dirt path starts at the top of the
   bluff providing access to the bottom of the cliff. Good surf spot.
Lunada Bay - Located at the 2300 block of Paseo del Mar in the Lunada Bay
   area of Palos Verdes Estates. Access trail both at the middle of the bay by
   a narrow and steep trail, or there is an easier trail at the south side of the bay.
   Excellent surfing at the north point. 
Abalone Cove- Located at 5879 Palos Verdes Drive South, in Rancho Palos 
   Verdes. Access to the beach via a dirt path from the Abalone Beach parking 
   lot. Some surfing here, and good beach for snorkeling and tide pool exploration.
Long Point - Terranea: Access via a paved and dirt path at the south end of the Long Point 
   parking lot. Good for snorkeling and scuba diving. No surfing.
TC's - White Point-Royal Palms Beach -  White Point Beach is located at 1000
   Paseo Del Mar, near south end of Western Avenue in San Pedro. No surfing here,
   but good beach for snorkeling and tide pool exploration. TC's is a great surfing
   spot west of White Point and Royal Palms
Cabrillo Point - End of Pacific Avenue in San Pedro. Can be good surfing
 Kayaking Kayaking

Excellent access for ocean kayaking off of Rat Beach/Malaga Cove, Palos 
   Verdes Cove and Long Point discussed above. For more information on 
   Palos Verdes Peninsula kayaking, contact Peninsula Paradise Kayak Tours 
   located in Palos Verdes Estates at (310) 544-6183.or contact Rocky Point Tours
 Scuba Diving Scuba Diving

Access to snorkeling and scuba diving is available at all of the beachs 
   discussed above. For diving lessons and equipment, contact Dive N Surf
   in Redondo Beach on Catalina Avenue, or Sea d Sea dive shop in Riviera  
  Ocean Fishing and Whale Watching

The best access for ocean fishing from the beach is from Malaga Cove (right below 
   access road for Rat beach), Lunada Bay, Point Vicente, and Abalone Cove 
   ( see discussion of beachs above)
 Boat Excursions leave from King Harbor in Redondo Beach and from Cabrillo
    Marina in San Pedro

Sailing Lessons are available in King Harbor through the Redondo Beach Sailing 
   Academy. Marina facilities are located in nearby San Pedro at the Cabrillo Marina as well
   as the King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach

See this information on the following link to my website  PV Sports, Recreation
And  Parks


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