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The city of Inglewood encompasses nine square miles. And if all you know about Inglewood is that it will be the home to both the Rams and the Chargers, then you’re missing out. You’ll find many family-friendly things to do here.
805 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
No trip to Inglewood would be complete without a visit to Randy’s Donuts. Randy’s Donuts may be just as well known for their donuts as for their large rooftop donut on top of their shop. Built in 1953, their shop has been featured in many movies and music videos. But it’s not just about the distinctive architecture. You’ll also find a variety of donuts, all hand-made, and all offered at really reasonable prices.
City of Inglewood Libraries
101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301 and
Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library
11141 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90303
The Main Library is closed on Sundays; the Crenshaw Imperial Branch is closed on Fridays and Sundays. Both locations offer a variety of special activities including programs specially designed for teens, story times for children, STEAM activities, and family movie nights, and more. Check the website for a calendar of events.
3400 W. Arbor Vitae St., Inglewood, CA 90301
It doesn’t matter if your children are toddlers or teenagers, everyone can find something to do at Darby Park. Within its 14-acres, families can enjoy picnic areas, a skate park, tennis court, basketball courts, a paddle tennis court, two playgrounds, a football field, and more. It’s the perfect place to run around, get moving, and have a fun family day outside.
The Baseball Connection
215 N. Cedar Ave., Inglewood, CA
Whether you’re a baseball fan, looking to sharpen your skills, or are just curious about trying it out, you can do it all at The Baseball Connection. The Baseball Connection offers 11,000 square feet of indoor space as well as 7,000 square feet of outdoor space. This popular facility offers a variety of services and classes as well as different types of batting cages to accommodate all ages and skill levels (including real dirt mounds). They are open seven days a week.
Edward Vincent Park
700 Warren Lane, Inglewood, CA 90301
Families will find lots to do at the 55-acre Edward Vincent Park. The park offers picnic areas, tennis courts, football/soccer fields, basketball courts, swimming pool, and softball fields. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find five different playgrounds here too! Families speak highly of the cleanliness of the facilities.
Centinela Adobe Complex
7643 Midfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Historical Society of the Centinela Valley and the City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation, and Library Services Department maintain the Centinela Adobe Complex. The Adobe was built in 1834. Families can view photographs, books, and related memorabilia dating back to that time. The Adobe hosts an Annual Barbecue (scheduled for the second Sunday of June) and an Annual Fiesta (scheduled for the second Sunday of September). The Adobe Complex is open on Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
Many in southern California hear “Inglewood” and automatically think of The Forum. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, The Forum was “the place” to see a rock concert or sporting event. The Forum originally opened in 1967 and resembles a “modern-day Roman Coliseum.” The Forum was updated while maintaining its historic appearance and re-opened in 2014. Today, The Forum is “the only arena-sized venue in the country dedicated to music and entertainment.” Check the website for a calendar of upcoming events.
Fiesta Martin Mexican Grill
1330 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302 and
Fiesta Martin Tacos
1314 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302
Fiesta Martin has many repeat customers, and for good reasons. Families speak highly of the tasty food, the friendly staff, the colorful decorations, and the hearty portions. You’ll find a large menu complete with traditional Mexican favorites as well as more modern adaptations. The Martin Family have been residents of Inglewood for more than twenty years and have continued to keep their restaurants family-owned and operated.
Go on an Art Walk
The City of Inglewood has created a downloadable map detailing Inglewood’s Public Art. Families can explore the city and view art created by local artists and youth. Art on display includes murals and sculptures as well as historic sites.
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