Palmdale Parks

There are plenty of things to do in Palmdale, California—and for the outdoorsy types, there are many diverse parks to explore for a good time in the High Desert. Whether you're into dog-friendly spots, scenic walking paths, tennis and basketball courts, water rides, or lively recreation centers with regular activities, Palmdale parks have you covered. 

Explore Parks & Outdoor Rec

We’re all about outdoor fun, and our parks have something for everyone.

Spanning 73 expansive acres and boasting numerous soccer fields, Pelona Vista Park is the City's top soccer destination. But it's not just for soccer lovers—visitors can also enjoy a leisurely walk along a scenic path and get a good workout at the ultimate free outdoor gym, the National Fitness Court.

Marie Kerr Park, sprawling across 57 acres, offers many amenities, including a scenic walking path, the Best of the West Softball Complex, a community pool, and playgrounds. It’s also home to the Palmdale Amphitheater, which hosts events year-round. Meanwhile, Domenic Massari Park, covering 40 acres, boasts a skate park, sports fields and courts, and a walking path.

William J. McAdam Park, spanning 20 acres, is home to the historic Old Palmdale Schoolhouse, a scenic walking path, a swimming pool, and horseshoe courts. And if you're a dog owner, you'll love Sam Yellen Park, which provides over a dozen acres of outdoor space and is home to the City's first dog park, offering an excellent spot for both dogs and their owners to enjoy.

Finally, don't miss Rancho Vista Park's 3.5-acre expanse of open land, where you can admire a kinetic wind sculpture, take a stroll along a walking path, relax at picnic areas, and have fun at its inclusive playground. You can even check out a book at the free little library stand on-site.

Dive Into DryTown Water Park 

DryTown Water Park encompasses six lushly landscaped acres of water features and family-friendly attractions for guests of all ages. If you're an adrenaline seeker, you'll love the twists and turns of DryTown's speedy, exhilarating slides, including Dusty's Mineshaft Racer. Grab a tube and float down the lazy Big Rock River to relax and soak up some sun. At Little Miner's Camp, younger children can enjoy splashing around, playing, and exploring in a safe space.

With so many parks in Palmdale (you’ll find more below), you won't run out of outdoor options in the High Desert.