Downey, located 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, is a suburb in southeast Los Angeles County. It is part of the Gateway Cities. It is also the birthplace for the Apollo space program. It also houses the oldest functioning McDonald’s in the world.
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Columbia Memorial Space Center
The Columbia Memorial Space Center, a science museum that is owned and operated by Downey, California, is the Columbia Memorial Space Center. It is located at 12400 Columbia Way, Downey. The center is open to the public as a hands-on museum and activity centre in the Los Angeles region.
Downey History Center
The Downey Historical Society can be found at the Downey History Center, Apollo Park. The society’s all-volunteer staff have been collecting and preserving records from the southeast part of Los Angeles County for more than 30 years. Original photographs are available from 1870 to present. There are copies of negatives, duplicate prints and 35-mm slides that can be used for images of historical and current events. Also, postcards, artifacts and other items related to Downey’s history and local realia*.
Sports such as baseball & tennis can be played at this public park with restrooms. Furman Park, one of Downey’s largest recreational facilities, has been a popular destination for more than 60 years. Furman Park was chosen to receive Measure S funds due to its popularity. The design phase started in July 2018. Furman Park’s diverse uses and strong community engagement required an “all-hands approach” to ensure a successful project within the short timeframe.
Dennis the Menace Park
This neighborhood park is a family destination with a big grassy lawn, a playground & picnic tables. This park was created by Dennis the Menace. It has many unique attractions.
Treasure Island Park
Treasure Island Park is suggested as a recreation area from or near Bell Gardens, United States. It features a playground for children and is ranked at #1109 out of 1872 locations in that region.
Green space with a playground, BBQs, ball diamonds, indoor & outdoor athletic courts & restrooms.
Rio San Gabriel Park
Neighborhood green space offering picnic areas, sports fields, a playground & 2 fenced-in dog parks.