If you're traveling with a family along Interstate 10, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the kids run around. To help, we've identified ten of the best parks along Interstate 10 between the Pacific Ocean and Phoenix, Arizona. Your road trips will never be the same!
From west to east, without further ado, here's our list of the Top 10 Parks Along I-10 (LA to Phoenix):
- Santa Monica Beach State Park is an excellent and popular beach. With a broad beach and a pier, there's something for everyone!
- Garvey Park in Rosemead offers picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts, and baseball diamonds. The park is just south of I-10 off Del Mar Avenue.
- Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, located on the northeast side of I-10 and the 57, has a boating lake, picnic shelters, restrooms, trails, and a playground.
- Cucamonga Guasti Regional Park in Ontario boasts picnic shelters, fishing, boating, and a playground with a splash pad. This park is just north of I-10 off Archibald Avenue.
- Ford Park in Redlands is a nice place for a break, with picnic tables, two fishing ponds, a playground, and tennis courts. The park is just to the south of the freeway off Ford Street.
- Repplier Park, north of I-10 off Hargrave Street in Banning, has picnic shelters, a playground, sports fields, a skate park, tennis courts, and an amphitheater.
- In Indio, Mulligan Dog Park offers room for Rover to roam -- just south of the freeway off Golf Center Parkway.
- Quartzsite Park in the snowbird RV haven of Quartzsite has baseball diamonds, picnic tables, and a playground.
- Goodyear Community Park, north of I-10 on Litchfield Road in Goodyear, Arizona, is a large and popular park with picnic shelters, restrooms, a dog park, a skate park, a playground and sprayground, athletic fields, and more.
- Encanto Park in Phoenix is a large green park with lakes, playgrounds, athletic fields, and a miniature amusement park that toddlers will love.