Congratulations to all of the graduates out there. While this may not be what you envisioned it will certainly never be forgotten. Whether you’re graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school or college…..congrats!
Torrance has an abundance of great parks but none really compare with the features and amenities of Wilson Park. It’s a sprawling patch of beautiful green open space in the heart of Torrance and across the street from the complexes of Plaza Del Amo. Located at 2200 Crenshaw Blvd 90501 the aminities and facilities are as diverse as they come. About the only thing it’s missing is an aquatics center.
They certainly have the usual features…..playgrounds, fields, etcl, but it really is much more of a “recreation center” than a park. Some of the many things to do at Wilson Park include:
- Basketball Courts
- Tennis Courts
- Paddle Tennis/Pickleball Courts
- Horseshoe Courts
- Sand Volleyball Courts
- Children’s Playground
- .91 mile Fitness Course
- Annenberg Tree House
- Electric Car Charging Stations
Also available to reserve:
- Picnic Areas
- Softball Diamonds
- Roller Hockey Rink
- Indoor Sports Center
- Outdoor Amphitheater
- Batting Cages
- Live Steamers ridable railroad
- Splash Pad (open April-December)
The park is just amazing with ample parking, playground areas, incredible and unique sports facilities, fields and more. What makes this so unique is some of the athletic areas unseen just about anywhere else. These include the usual softball, baseball, soccer fields and tennis and basketball courts but also include a roller hockey rink, futsal turf field, batting cages, a childrens summer water area and a small guage railroad offering actual rides!
Take to the skies!
For an even more unbelievable experience you can fly in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-25 Mitchell. Flight training (no experience necessary) on the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk is also available to actually take the controls and fly the famous fighters of WWII with an experienced instructor for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes!
Torrance, CA – Zamperini Field Airport (TOA)
April 25 @ 2:00 pm – April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Admission: $15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under. World War II veterans admitted for free.
Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
4/25/2019 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
4/26/2019 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
4/27/2019 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
4/28/2019 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Availability of select aircraft for ground viewing is subject to change based on weather and maintenance circumstances.
Visit their website at https://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/torrance-ca/ to make reservations for flights.
To make a reservation by phone, call 978-562-9182 (10:00am to 6:00pm Eastern). All flights are a tax-deductible donation!
If you like craft beer and the feeling that you’re in a “locals” type place, you may want to visit the Strand Brewing Company tap room. It’s not a fancy place but has that cool vibe that you’ve found something that the tourists don’t know about. As it’s a working brewery it’s basically part of their warehouse and brewery with a few park bench style tables. They have shuffle puck, those bean bag toss games and videos of surfing but that’s about it. They could do with a few TV’s to give it a bit more of a “bar” feel but as that’s not really what it is…who am I to give advice. They have a great variety of beers and the people are very friendly.
They usually have several great beers on tap (brewed about 20 feet away) and although they don’t serve food there are “guest” restaurants and food trucks a few times a week. If a casual off the beaten track experience is what you’re looking for…this could be your place.
2201 Dominguez Street
Torrance, CA 90501
Happy holidays from all of us at Torrance Real Estate and Vista Sotheby’s International Realty. We wish you a very happy holiday season.
We wanted to thank all of our past and current clients for making 2017 another successful year in Torrance real estate. We thank each and every one of them for putting their trust in us. From our family to yours thank you and happy holidays.