ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cerritos Sports Complex in Cerritos CA, Review, Amenities, Directions/Maps

Updated on February 2, 2017

Surrounded by high end, multi million dollar homes in the bustling heart of Cerritos California is where you'll find one of the largest, self contained recreational parks in Southern California. The shear size of this sports enthusiast's wonderland is impressive, an imposingly massive estate dedicated to public enjoyment covering what seems to be at least one half of an entire city block. Situated on the Los Angeles, Orange County border, this central location easily accommodates all neighboring communities comprised primarily of sprawling upscale residential developments, as well as the densely populated surrounding cities and suburbs which skirt the county boundaries and beyond. It's a well known, extremely popular, and highly reputable complex so needless to say, people from both near and far flock here to take part in the wealth of diverse activities. Youth team sports such as Little League Baseball, Softball, and Soccer Leagues use the grounds year round for competition, and a casual family picnic day or other leisurely outing is the typical choice for the non-athletic crowd. It's just a fun and very practical place for the entire family to enjoy a favorite outdoor activity, gather for a special occasion, or simply release extra energy or alleviate pent up tension from the days events by exercising at the outdoor gym, or walking the expansive configuration of asphalt paths.

The "Cerritos Sports Complex" is just one more amusement and sports oriented recreational city park to add to our ongoing list of adventures as we continue our exhilarating quest to discover, explore, experience, and document Southern California's finest family entertainment and activity friendly venues which are designed to enrich the lives of all who visit. Uncovering the absolute best is our primary objective and we are well on the way to achieving this goal. Please read on to find my personal perspective and "Review" of this expansive park at article's end.


  • Amenity & Activity Overview

Within moments of arrival, it's vividly clear to all who visit this gigantic 26 acre plus sports complex and recreational community park, that it's one of the absolute best in its class. Wide open space to breath freely is one way to describe this "Acres Forever" gem. Indoor activities, outdoor picnics, a beautiful crystal clear water fountain, and a variety of segmented sports venues highlight this impressively designed and engineered facility. From an outdoor swim in the Olympic sized lap pool, to a game of one on one or team play basketball, or from a rigorous and physically demanding soccer match, to a round of home run derby on the baseball field, activities here are almost limitless.

A vast and expansive array of traditional sports venues can be found here along with one unique and highly desirable feature that distinguishes this city park from many others, the inclusion of a free usage, outdoor gym consisting of several resistance training machines. The gym area is located all the way at the end of the main parking lot, just off the sidewalk and adjacent to the pool area which is parallel to the man made pond. When I visited the complex it was such a pleasant surprise to see this apparatus conveniently placed for everyone to enjoy, an amenity which all visitors are immensely appreciative of. I visit and frequent diver-gently unique parks all over the amenity rich Southern California region, and I can't recall ever finding a complete outdoor workout area in any other venue I've visited to date. But I still have several noted on my to do list and who knows, maybe I'll discover similar features in other locales.

Baseball/Softball Fields

Several Baseball/Softball fields, complete with bleachers are located on the grounds, professional light trees stand tall waiting to be engaged to emit a showering of illumination, and a remote controlled electronic score board is embedded to tally the numbers. There are no fences surrounding the outfield but the dimensions appear to be up to professional specs. The fields are designed for both Baseball and Softball so give park representatives a call to inquire as to if and when they are reserved strictly for official league play, or designated for general public use as well.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Another distinguishing feature of the Cerritos Sports Complex is the large outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool located near the main entrance, and adjacent to the primary parking lot. The pool comes complete with a large section of bleachers for parents, friends, and family to watch and observe from a reasonable distance. The facility is big enough to accommodate a small to moderate sized group of swimmers and a fence surrounding the perimeters ensures a layer of protection from outside elements. Elevated Lifeguard Stations dot the landscape on one side for safety purposes to ensure an unobstructed view of the entire swimming area.


  • Unfortunately, the swimming pool was closed when I visited - I would recommend calling in advance for more information if you plan to use the facilities -



Outdoor Resistance Machines

As previously mentioned, one of the most unique and popular features that distinguishes this complex from many other community parks is the outdoor nautilus style resistance training machines. A complete muscle building and toning workout can be achieved for free right there on the grounds. The machines are similar in appearance, style, and feel to those you would find at most indoor athletic centers and are specifically designed to work almost every part of the body. The equipment is very easy to operate once you acclimate yourself and understand the precise way to activate the motion, the machines are designed to use your own body weight to provide resistance, so there is no removal or addition of heavy plates for adjustment purposes. You can work the shoulders, back, abs, thighs, quadriceps, triceps, and there's also a "Motion Machine" which provides cardio stimulation to encourage tenacious circulation for loosening up the leg muscles and joints. The grounds surrounding the outdoor gym area was also a pleasant surprise, it's made of a durable, synthetic, soft cushion material to help absorb impacts and minimize stress on the body.

This built in feature is truly cutting edge and a tremendous benefit to the entire community, hopefully the installation of this type of highly desirable outdoor gym, an innovative fitness idea which improves the health of the entire community without the obligation of paying exorbitant fees, evolves into an emerging nationwide park trend.

- Outdoor Resistance Machines -
- Outdoor Resistance Machines -

Amenities:

- CSC -
- CSC - 
- BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FIELDS
- OUTDOOR RESISTANCE TRAINING MACHINES
- BASKETBALL COURTS
- OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
- CHILDREN'S PLAYGOUND
- SKATEBOARD AREA
- PICNIC TABLES/AREA
- SOCCER/FOOTBALL AREA
- REC. CENTER
- WALKING TRAILS


Review/Opinion

The Cerritos Sports Complex is one of the best planned and designed athletic friendly community parks I've ever visited in Southern California. The shear size provides an exhilarating walking and observation experience in itself with a rural feel to it even though the actual location is within a very densely populated city center. The large man made pond and geyser fountain which spurts endlessly then flows continuously amidst a wildlife refuge provide an attractive destination and congregation point for ducks, geese, and other indigenous species. Just one more unique and engaging feature that sets this park apart from others. While the bird friendly atmosphere exists throughout the entire complex, the pond and bubbling water keep the majority of species joyfully preoccupied with this gathering area.

Access is good, consisting of two parking lots and entrances located adjacent to the main street, Bloomfield Ave. The lots are adequate and seamless entry and exit should be the prevailing outcome regardless of the hour of day unless an event(s) is scheduled, in which case you may encounter minor to moderate congestion depending upon the type of game or nature of the activity. The picnic area is adequate however, I didn't notice any built in barbecue grills, pits, or other swath of land dedicated for this amenity. Four large professional Baseball/Softball fields take up one entire section on the south side, a moderately large slice of real estate which seems to be more than adequate space for leagues or casual visitors. The pools are another welcomed addition and the children's playground should keep toddlers active for hours.

Sidewalks throughout the park provide a great avenue to get a cardio workout via jogging or a brisk walk. The cement pathways zig zag right through the center of the complex and extend around the entire 26 acre perimeter if you prefer a more rigorous routine. Wide open grassy spaces are abundant for those who choose to bring an activity from home such as Volleyball, Croquet, etc. Overall, I was quite impressed with the shear size and number of built in amenities this park has to offer which is far more than the average local venue. The grounds are manicured and maintained very well considering the task, and even the common area around the bird friendly pond is reasonably clean however, I would not recommend a walk or sit down rest in the grassy areas immediately adjacent.


  • In conclusion, if you're interested in having a fun family picnic or active sports packed day, the Cerritos Sports Complex is easy to find, easy to access, and very easy to enjoy -

- Snow capped mountains in the distance provide a picture perfect background -
- Snow capped mountains in the distance provide a picture perfect background -

Rating:

Category 
Low Grade 
High Grade 
Amenities 
B+ 
Cleanliness 
B+ 
Parking/Access 
B+ 

Address/Phone/Hours:

ADDRESS 
PHONE 
19900 Bloomfield Ave. Cerritos, CA. 
(562) 916-8590 
DAY OF WEEK 
HOURS 
Weekdays -
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Weekends -
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ( Spring/Summer )
<>
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ( Fall/Winter )
  • Call to verify Hours of Operation -
  • Please see below "Comments" section for "Driving Directions" to the Cerritos Sports Complex -

<> Conceived, Designed, Developed, Written, & Created By Alternative Prime <>
<> Exclusive Original Images Created By Alternative Prime <>
- "Read & Experience" more literary and original visual works by this highly acclaimed author / publisher - Click "Alternative Prime" next to avatar at top of page -

Directions to Cerritos Sports Complex:

A marker19900 Bloomfield Ave Cerritos Ca -
19900 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703, USA
get directions

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)