Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
lake and ducks in shade
light through trees
operations building

Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

750 S. Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte, CA  91733
(626) 575-5526

Driving Directions 
or Go Car Free - Bike or Take Public Transit


Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


Vehicle Entrance Fees: $6.00 per vehicle (Weekends & Holidays)


For BMX  clinic, practice, and  race schedule schedule information, please visit http://usabmx.com/tracks/1202/events/schedule?mode=calendar


Notice 6/27/16: Over the last few days the Department of Parks and Recreation received numerous inquiries regarding the status of the BMX Track at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. We value everyone's comments during this time and understand that our BMX Track brings much needed recreational opportunities for many families.  The Department is committed to ensuring the track remains open and in operation and is scheduled to meet next week to formalize a short-term agreement with the current concessionaire.  We look forward to staying in contact with many of our park patrons.


Notice Update Due to the Lincoln Fire the following areas remain closed until further notice: Bosque del Rio Hondo and Rio Hondo Riding and Hiking Trail.    


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Whittier Narrows is a 1,492-acre park located in the City of South El Monte and is one of Los Angeles County‚Äôs largest and most popular recreation areas.  The park is located on both sides of the Pomona Freeway at Rosemead Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue.