Best Park: Polliwog Park
The largest park in the South Bay, Polliwog has been recognized many times over for being an excellent birthday party destination, and rightfully so. With a beautiful duck pond, a 9-hole disc golf course, huge play equipment and 18 acres with which kids can tear around the park, it’s no surprise that parents have gone to extraordinary lengths (with stories of showing up before the park opens to stake their claim) in reserving a spot for their kids’ party. D.M.
Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310-802-5408.
Valley Park, 2521 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach, 310-318-0280