Recreation and Sports

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Recreation and Outdoors

Pasadena offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors and residents alike. One popular destination is the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, which features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a diving well, and a children's pool. The center also offers swim lessons and water aerobics classes, as well as competitive swim teams for children and adults.

For those who prefer to stay on land, Pasadena also offers several parks and playgrounds, such as Memorial Park and Victory Park. These parks feature a variety of amenities such as sports fields, picnic areas, and playgrounds, making them great destinations for a family outing or a weekend BBQ.

Pasadena is also home to Brookside Golf Club, which features two 18-hole courses that have hosted several PGA Tour events. The courses offer a variety of challenges for players of all skill levels, with bunkers, water hazards, and narrow fairways that require precision and strategy.

Overall, Pasadena offers a diverse range of recreational activities that cater to different interests and preferences. Whether you're looking to swim laps at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, enjoy a picnic in the park, or explore the local art scene, you're sure to find something to love in this beautiful city.


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