Wonderful Wilson Park in Torrance CA

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.

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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:

  • Barbecues
  • 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!

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Park Map 

Wings of Freedom WWII Aircraft Tour Coming to Torrance

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!


433 Paseo De La Playa – One of a Kind Home for Sale in the Hollywood Riviera

433 Paseo De La Playa is definitely one of a kind. Perched on the bluff with stunning ocean and coastline views, the home is like something usually seen in Beverly Hills or Bel Aire….not Redondo Beach and Torrance.

Boasting 7 bedrooms (all spacious), 6 1/2 baths, 7,792 square feet on a massive 25,000+ lot that extends to the beach this home has it all…..sports court, gated driveway, ocean view pool and spa (with a mini waterslide) and huge views from many of the rooms.  The home even features a oversized path down to the sand which is rare as the California Coastal Commission highly regulates direct access to the beach and the permitting process (if approved) can take years and years.

The Hollywood Riviera is a fantastic neighborhood with a small town community charm, highly ranked schools and often times some great ocean views.

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Riviera Village – Charming Dining and Shopping are in the Hollywood Riviera

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If you’re looking for a classic beach downtown area and Hermosa and Manhattan are just too crowded, take a trip to the charming Riviera Village in South Redondo Beach.

The Riviera Village features great locally owned shops and restaurants, a very pedestrian friendly feel and sits just a few blocks from the beach.  It has a distinct retro feel of beach towns of old.  Visit homes for sale in Hollywood Riviera to see the current homes for sale and other community information.

Riviera Village offers a charming collection of over 300 eclectic shops, restaurants and services .   Stroll the tree-lined streets or people-watch at one of the sidewalk cafes. Relax in an open environment where Redondo Beach sea breezes keep your shopping and dining cool. 

Redondo Beach Riviera VillageFarmers Market, Fridays 3 to 7 pm 

The Riviera Village Farmers Market is a great spot to pick up everything you need for a great picnic at the beach, Saturday night dinner with friends, or relaxing Sunday brunch.  Friday farmer’s market has loads of fresh produce, fruit, and a wide selection of prepared foods, including olive oils, jams and jellies, and snacks.   Grab some local food and head to the beach for a sunset picnic.

Third Thursdays

Enjoy shopping after dinner as selected stores stay open late on the third Thursday of every month. Live music and a drawing for Village gift baskets add to the fun.

Torrance has a beach?

By Keith KyleRAT Beach below Paseo De La Playa in Torrance

If you look at a map of the South Bay it certainly appears that Torrance lies just east of Redondo Beach and the closest point to the ocean is a mile or two.  That’s not the case as the Hollywood Riviera, with it’s Redondo zip code and mailing address, is actually the city of Torrance with Torrance schools, services, and more.  Included in this small area is actually a beach affectionately known as “RAT” Beach.  It’s not as bad as it sounds as it actually is short for Right After Torrance but either way it’s a beautiful, yet short, stretch of coastline unlike anything Queens Necklace Views in the South Bayin the neighboring cities of Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan.  Torrance Beach sits below the bluff of the Hollywood Riviera and those willing to walk just a bit get a great and somewhat private beach with views of Palos Verdes to the south and the more widely known Beach Cities to the north.  Torrance Beach basically starts where the Esplanade of Redondo turns into Calle Miramar at the start of the Hollywood Riviera.