Palos Verdes’ Point Fermin Park
Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Point Fermin Park is a beautiful park sitting along the edge of the palisade and consists of 37 acres of landscaped lawns, pergolas, and colorful gardens. When at the top point of the park, you will get breaktaking views of the coast of the Santa Catalina Island, and enjoy watching seals, dolphins and an occasional whale pass by. This is a great location where you can enjoy the picnic areas, barbecue pits, children’s playground and small amphitheater which is the home to “Shakespeare in the Park” and numerous music venues.
The park was given it’s name by the British explorer George Vancouver who had visited the property in 1793 and wanted to thank Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen for his hospitality at the mission in Carmel.
This is one of the few places along the coast where Monarch butterflies spend their winters.You can walk through the gardens and enjoy numerous plants and trees which make this a leisurely stroll worth visiting.
The park is located at 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, Ca. 90731, and is open daily. For more information about the park call (310) 548-7705.
Photo courtesy of the City of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation.