Carbon Canyon Park, Brea

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Carbon Canyon Regional Park is a regional park in Brea, California that was created after the Carbon Canyon Creek was dammed. It links up with Chino Hills State Park on the East side. The park also is home to a small forest of Redwood trees, which have been struggling to survive since the start of the 2010 California drought.HistoryThe land that the park currently sits on used to be the town of Olinda just before the 1880s. It wasn't until a dam on Carbon Canyon Creek was built to prevent flooding that the area became a park.FacilitiesCarbon Canyon Regional Park has the following facilities: Tennis courts Volleyball courts Playgrounds Man-made lake Fishing platforms Restrooms Outdoor shelters Nature trails Horse trails Hiking trailsRedwood forestA small, three acre forest of Coastal Sequoia redwood trees reside within the park's boundaries and is host to various species of birds, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and fauna. The forest was threatened in 2008 by the Triangle Fire and by the California drought from 2010 to 2016.
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  • This park is huge, it's good for family outing or just a weekend BBQ. It has hiking trails that very easy to do. Not sure it has overnight camping.  more »
  • This is a an urban wilderness park. It is also a favorite with the local High schools for their cross country programs. There is plenty of picnic spaces and parking is usually available. It is of cour...  more »
  • Really nice regional park to take the whole family to for an outing. There are covered picnic areas with BBQ pits for both large and small groups (reservable), jungle gym areas for the young ones, bas...  more »
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