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“nice place to go with the family”

Prado Regional Park
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Chino
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Owner description: You could call this park “Recreation Central” because of the tremendous range of activities on offer, from disc golf and mountain bike trails, to soccer and baseball fields, two 18-hole golf courses, an Olympic shooting range and archery field, a dog training center and radio-controlled model plane airport -- something for everyone.Prado is also renowned for its bird-watching opportunities, and is a seasonal home for the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo. The park plays host to an annual Civil War reenactment and the Lake Matthews Dog Show.Prado Park is part of the Prado Basin, with rolling hills and grasslands dotted with stands of black willow trees. Chino and Mill creeks border the park’s western and eastern boundaries creating a riparian, or river bank, habitat before the creeks merge with the Santa Ana River.What’s more, the park is conveniently located with nearby freeway access and the convergence of four counties: San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice place to go with the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

the park is beautiful, well maintained and safe. It is big enough to not feel crowded, and has a beautiful lake to enjoy. The water playground ,is great for the little ones, and a relieve to the hot weather (no pools, and the lake is not for swimming activities). You go there and you will have a nice day of disconnection from the outside world...

Visited October 2013
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Hesperia, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a nice relaxing place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went to this place a while ago and keep talking about it. The little water park that they had was fun enough for my daughter to have a blast. the park is clean with some fantastic views.

Visited March 2013
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4 Thank Ricardo D
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Chino, California
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118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very Nice Relaxing Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have brought our motorhome and camped here. Its feels like you are away from it all. Very relaxing, walk to the lake. Not at all disappointing. Nice big trees.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Debbie R
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Chino, California
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Large Park with plenty to do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We go here a few times each year with the grandkids--fishing, picnics, bbq's--there's plenty to do here. Park is well maintained and always very clean. They also have a yearly Civil War weekend, a lot to see and very interesting.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Dave E
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Los Angeles, California
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“Camping With Young Grandchildren”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We intentionally chose this campground for two reasons: it was close to our grandchildren's home should they become homesick or ill and the property is developed with many amenities geared toward families. My husband and I usually camp in national forest campgrounds which offer a great wilderness experience, but probably not the best choice for a first camping experience for two toddlers who have never been camping and live in the suburbs and spend weekends with us in Los Angeles. The wilderness camping experience will come later, maybe in a year or two.
Prado provides an amazing variety of activities for campers of all ages, but I will focus on what is available for the toddler set, our young ones being 2 1/2 and 4 1/2.
The nature trails are wonderful and easy for little ones to navigate. The equestrian trail ran behind our campsite to the delight of the children. Our grandson told his mother he saw lots of 'cowboys' on his camping trip. The model airplane field was behind our campsite as well, and if you don't mind the whining noise of model aircraft, it is fun to watch the planes roll and spin and even the occasional dog fight between two aircraft; the kids loved it.The playground is fantastic and designed to be accessible to children of all abilities and ages and there is a great water playground as well. Fishing with adult supervision was fun, as was playing games in the many grassy green spaces - throwing a football, water torpedoes, etc. The property also serves as a perfect place for a safe scavenger hunt for little ones. In addition to fishing, the lake has a designated area for motorized model water craft as well as paddle boat rentals. The paddle boats hold 3 adults or teens or 2 adults and 2 children.
On our first night we had a visitor - a skunk, but he/she didn't stay long as all of our food was packed away. The campground was busy as it was 4th of July weekend, with the typical noise of families camping around us. Fellow campers were respectful of the 10 pm to 7 am quiet hours as well as driving under the 10 mph speed limit through the campsite area of the park.
All of the campsites have hook ups for RVs, but not all campsites are available for tent camping (we are tent campers). The hook ups for electricity includ both 220 and 120, so if you need to recharge your cell phone or even want to bring along an electric skillet, you'll have two outlets you can use. The top of the electrical box is wide enough to accommodate a cell phone, but I recommend bringing along a heavy duty extension cord (not the kind used inside a house) as the picnic table isn't close enough to the outlet to use a standard cord that comes with the appliance. There are two water faucets at each campsite, as well as a cement fire ring and cement picnic table and benches.
The restrooms are along the line of older roadside rest stop bathrooms and I felt for the premium price campers have to pay to camp on holiday weekends, the park should have had staff resupply and clean the bathrooms more often to keep up with the heavy bathroom traffic. Showers are available; coin operated (quarters) at $1 for 1 minute.
Overall, we had a great weekend and most important, the grandchildren had a blast.

Visited July 2013
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