My Version of Hell Is a Park in Long Beach

My Family Loves El Dorado Park, But I Hate Everything About It


I detest El Dorado Park.

Yes, I understand the appeal of the park, an oasis of greenery nestled between an aqueduct and the 605 freeway on the outskirts of Long Beach. Youth soccer teams practice in the park, the nearby high schools use it as a space for activities, the city holds frequent events there, and rather recently a dog park has been fitted into it. It’s been a staple of the community for as long as I remember, so you’re guaranteed to see an old friend upon each visit.

Still, …

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