Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center offers breath-taking panoramic views of San Pedro, Santa Catalina Island and the Los Angeles / Long Beach harbor complex. Comprised of 123 acres, it is also home to the beautiful, captive-bred and federally endangered Palos Verdes Blue butterfly. The park also offers recreational activities including hiking trails, field trips, nature camps and a Nature Center.

County Operated Facility
Address: 1805 W. 9th St. San Pedro CA 90732
Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/deane-dana-friendship-natural-area
Hours:
  • PARK HOURS:
  • Sunrise to Sunset
  • NATURE CENTER HOURS:
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phones: General: (310) 519-6115
Park Amenities:
  • Picnic Tables
  • Children's Play Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Animal Exhibits
  • Barbecue
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking Trails
  • Historic Value
  • Museums
  • Nature Centers
  • Picnic Shelters
Park Things to Do:
  • Animal Presentations
  • Bird Walks
  • Family Field Trips
  • Hiking
  • Nature and Plant Walks
  • Reading Programs

Programs

Tiny Tortoises

Tiny Tot parent participation Program

Ages: 2 to 5
Days: Fri
Fee: $5.00/person per Per Participant
Bearthday Adventures

Animal Ambassador themed educational program for birthday parties. Includes gift for birthday boy/girl and use of designated picnic shelter.

Ages: 3 to 12
Days: Sat
Fee: $145 per Per Participant
Field Trips In Nature

Program designed to introduction children to wildlife and habitats at Deane Dana Friendship Park Natural Area.

Ages: 5 to Any
Days: Tue, Wed, Thu
Fee: $0 per Per Program
Animal Ambassador Program

The Animal Ambassador program introduces participants to wildlife that are common in an urban setting.

Ages: 5 to Any
Days: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Fee: $75 per Per Program
Los Angeles County Parks After Dark

The Natural Areas Division staff participate in Los Angeles County Park After Dark Program introducing the public to resources available at our facilties. A booth space and canopy if generally required.

Ages: Any to Any
Days: Thu, Fri, Sat
Fee: $0 per Per Program
Summer Outreach Program

Naturalist staff are available to participate at any County or outside agency summer program. Nature themed programs are available upon request.

Ages: 5 to Any
Days: Tue, Wed, Thu
Fee: $0 per Per Program
Reptilepalooza

Participants will learn all about cold-blooded creatures with fun activities and up-close encounters with live tortoises, snakes, and amphibians.

Ages: 8 to Any
Days: Sat
Fee: $10 per Per Participant
Junior Park Ranger Program

Participants will earn their Junior Park Ranger badge by completing the Junior Ranger guide filled with puzzles and activities.

Ages: 7 to Any
Days: Sat & Sun
Fee: $10 per Per Participant
Whootie Whoo (Owl Lecture/Pres)

Educational program with a focus on nocturnal raptors such as the Great Horned Owl.

Ages: 7 to Any
Days: Sat
Fee: $0 per Person/Session
Coyotes in Our Midst (Lecture/Pres)

Educational program promoting preservation and understanding of urban wildlife specificially coyotes.

Ages: 7 to Any
Days: Sat
Fee: $0 per Person/Session
All About Raptors

Educational program promoting preservation and understanding of urban wildlife specificially raptors.

Ages: 7 to Any
Days: Sat
Fee: $0 per Person/Session
T.O.N.S. of Fun Summer Teen Program

Summer program available to teens 13yrs or older. Participants will be exposed to natural sciences through hands on research and field trips. Limited to fist 15 participants.

Ages: 13 to 19
Days: Tue, Wed, Thu
Fee: $150 per Per Participant
Boyscout Badge

Boyscouts will be able to earn their perspective badges through education and activities. In addition, scouts will receive a Deane Dana Friendship Park pin and patch.

Ages: 7 to 18
Days: Tue thru Sun
Fee: $10 per Per Participant
Girlscout Badge

Girlscouts will be able to earn their perspective badges through education and activities. In addition, scouts will receive a Deane Dana Friendship Park pin and patch.

Ages: 7 to 18
Days: Tue thru Sun
Fee: $10 per Person/Session