Updated: Oct 21
Arlington Heights Sports Park is a 35-acre park in Riverside, California. It’s a popular place for locals with its 3 baseball fields, 2 playgrounds, soccer fields, 2 basketball courts, and shelters with picnic tables. We’ll cover everything in the park in this blog.
Ray Maynes' video shows kids doing all sorts of things at the playground.
Before we get started, this is different from Arlington Park (which is also in Riverside). The park has a swimming pool, a playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, and more.
There is a parking lot with three different parts. The entrances are on Cleveland Avenue and Gibson Street. There are hundreds of spots and some handicapped parking, so this should be plenty for when games are going on.
All three baseball fields have outfield fencing for home runs, dugouts with benches and shade shelters, stadium lights shining up the fields, and 4 rows of bleachers for each team’s fans (there isn’t much shade for parents, unfortunately). The northern field has a scoreboard.
The northern ballfield has an outfield fence 220 feet away from home base, the southern is 200 feet away, and the western is 370 feet away. Arlington Heights Sports Park is great for so many age groups because of these different-sized baseball fields.
The bathrooms are in between all of the fields. They are usually clean - that’s pretty rare these days! There are lots of shelters, benches, picnic tables, and trees, too. It’s nice to have some shade before your kid’s game starts.
The 2 basketball courts are next to the parking lot. They have all of the painted lines (the perimeter, free-throw, three point, and mid-court). There are some lights so that games can be played past sunset. Trees surround the courts - temperatures should stay nice and cool.
There are a few soccer fields in Arlington Heights Sports Park. The fields are on the northern, eastern, and southern corners of the park. Soccer is just as popular as baseball here, so it can get crowded. There is also a football field on the eastern part of the park. Just like with the baseball fields, there are stadium lights so people can play at night.
When these fields aren’t being used, they can be used for personal things like playing with your dog or throwing frisbees.
There are lots of sidewalks that go through and around Arlington Heights Sports Park - they are 1.8 miles in total. It’s just long enough to walk your dog until they’re tired. On the outside of the park is a bunch of lemon trees. I didn’t see any signs saying that you can’t take them, so you could make some lemonade!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the busiest days at Arlington Heights Sports Park; Friday is the best day to go. As for specific times, 6 PM is the most active time every day, and before 4 PM is the least crowded part of the day.
Victoria Schumacher says, "I go here to walk. The park is such a pleasant escape. Soccer, basketball, baseball, walking, picnicking, parties, and my favorite, the children's playground. It is well maintained and roses line the trail. Beautiful trees and a variety of other plants are attractive and interesting. Nice picnic shelters abound."
Arlington Heights Sports Park Playground
Next to the playground are some restrooms, picnic tables, trash cans, barbecue grills, and shade shelters with some tables underneath.
The entire playground is rubber - no getting cuts or splinters from wood chips!
The older playground has a wall with holes to climb, slides, games, monkey bars, jungle gym equipment, a bridge, stairs, and more.
The younger playground has regular slides, a swirly slide, games, a bridge, stairs, and a ladder.
There are also 3 bucket swings for toddlers, a chair swing, and 4 traditional swings.
Even better is a splash pad with water sprinklers. Your kids can have fun, cool off from the heat, and get soaked. It is pretty small, though.
Address: 9401 Cleveland Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM Monday-Friday, 7 AM - 10 PM Saturday-Sunday
Coordinates: 33.903974, -117.430546
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