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    Top Picnic Spots in Glendale

    September 19, 2019

    Parents with two young kids on a picnic in the park

    Heading outdoors for a pleasant picnic might not be the first thing you think of when you move into the apartments in Riverside, but it’s an activity you can enjoy here all the same. Right over in Glendale (and throughout the surrounding area), you’ll find a plethora of pretty picnic grounds to throw down a blanket and bring your best packed meals. If you’re thinking an end-of-summer picnic is a great way to send off the season, read on, as we reveal some of the finest spots around town.

    Brand Park

    This 31-acre expanse sits pretty at the base of the Verdugo Mountains. The park is famed for its hiking and biking trails, has both a basketball court and softball field, includes playgrounds, and, of course, has more than enough picnic grounds for you to head over and have a great time. Before or after your meal, you might also be interested in checking out some of the attractions that are present in the area, like Brand Studio, the Brand Library, the Whispering Pine Tea House, the Friendship Garden, and the Doctor’s House Museum & Gazebo.

    Nibley Park

    Quiet, peaceful, and beautifully-designed, Nibley Park at East Mountain Street is one of the city’s most serene outdoor areas. Chief among the park’s attractions, the tennis courts rank high, and improvements to the courts has made them even more of a joy to play on. Even if you’re no good with a racket, though, the park holds plenty else for you to enjoy, like the basketball court, children’s play area, and, naturally, those fabulous picnic spaces.

    Glenoaks Park

    This community-focused park has plenty going for it: the basketball court, the playground, the volleyball grounds, the tennis courts, and even a wading pool! You can plan a whole day’s worth of activities here, and include a family-friendly picnic, as the park also has several verdant picnic areas for you to post up with your blanket and basket.

    The Catalina Verdugo Adobe

    We can’t talk about parks in Glendale without throwing a mention to the Catalina Verdugo Adobe. This space is small, only about 1.3 acres, but that compact size belies a grand history and conceals plenty of fun that’s to be had on the grounds. You see, the Catalina Verdugo Adobe is a California historical landmark, first constructed in 1828. The notable “Oak of Peace” that rests here was first named in 1847, and throughout California, this space has gone through a number of interesting changes. Beyond the history, though, there are ample picnic areas for you to enjoy, so be sure to add this to your list if you’re ready for that peaceful outdoor meal.

    More Fun to Be Had Around the Apartments in Riverside

    Fancy picnics are just the tip of the iceberg when you call classy communities like Altana your home. Situated in the heart of downtown Glendale, amazing atmosphere is par for the course at these apartments. That inviting city ambiance is only accentuated by the abundance of things to see and do around town and Altana’s delicately designed living and community spaces. This is the place to be for superior Southern California living. Check out what Altana has to offer today, and learn more about making this your new home.