Download GPX file for this article
33.98306-118.09667Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pico Rivera is one of the Gateway Cities in the Los Angeles area of Southern California.

Get in[edit]

Metro buses are available from other parts of the Los Angeles area.

Get around[edit]


  • Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd, +1 562 942-7004. Smith Park on Rosemead Blvd. offers a multi-purpose auditorium, meeting rooms, baseball and soccer fields, an Olympic sized swimming pool, skate park, outdoor patio, outdoor handball courts, picnic benches and BBQs, and playground equipment.
  • Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd, +1 562 801-4470. Pico Park has an indoor gymnasium, multi-purpose auditorium, meeting rooms, dance studio, walking path, outdoor patio, picnic pavilion, picnic benches and BBQs, bike trail, playground equipment, lighted baseball and football fields.
  • Rio Hondo Park, 8421 San Luis Potosi Pl, +1 562 801-4931. Rio Hondo Park boasts a multi-purpose auditorium, sance studio, walking path, picnic pavilion, picnic benches and BBQs, playground equipment, outdoor basketball courts, lighted handball courts, and lighted baseball/soccer fields.
  • Rio Vista Park, 8751 Coffman & Pico Road, +1 562 942-2240. Offers a multi-purpose auditorium, meeting room, playground equipment, picnic benches and BBQs, lighted softball fields and outdoor basketball courts.
  • Rivera Park, 9530 Shade Ln, +1 562 801-4454. Rivera Park has an indoor Gymnasium, Mutli-purpose Auditorium,outdoor patio, meeting rooms, picnic pavilion, picnic benches and BBQs, playground equipment, walking path, lighted baseball and football fields, light handball courts and batting cages.
  • Streamland Park, 3539 Durfee Ave, +1 562 801-4430. Consists of a picnic pavilion, picnic benches and BBQs, lighted baseball fields and outdoor basketball courts, playground equipment and equestrian trails.
  • Veterans & Ladies Auxiliary Park, 9325 Garth Gardner Ln. A 7 acre neighborhood park with a playground and sitting benches, nice if your looking to just sit and watch the children play but if you're feeling like a stroll, there is a walking path.
  • Obregon Park, 3298 S. Sandoval Ave, +1 562 801-4430. A modest park, it offers a walking path and sitting benches. Nice if you just want a quiet, open grass area.


  • Pico Rivera Sports Arena, 11003 E. Rooks Rd. The Pico Rivera Sports Arena was built next to Bicentennial Park in 1979 in dedication to Pico Rivera residents who served the United States during every war up to the Vietnam War. Sitting around 6,000, it is said to be the largest Mexican-style rodeo ring "Rancho de Charro" in the country. It hosts about 25 shows annually, featuring rodeos, wrestling, and boxing.
  • Krikorian Theater, 8540 Whittier Blvd, +1 562 205-3456, . Krikorian Theater is the only movie theater in town, built in 2008 in a series of theaters by the entrepreneur George Krikorian, whose goal is quality in the moviegoing experience which is expressed in their motto "Moviegoing is always a premiere event."
  • Pico Rivera Municipal Golf Course, 3260 Fairway Dr, +1 562 692-9933. The Pico Rivera Municipal Golf Course was designed and built by William F. Bell in 1965 and opened in 1968. It's a 9 hole executive length course on Bermuda grass for 1,430 yards with a rating of 80 slope and 29 par.
  • Pico Rivera Skate Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd, +1 562 942-7004. The Pico Rivera Skate Park can be found at Smith Park. It's 12,000 square foot of concrete consisting of banks, fund boxes, rails, quarter pipes, ledges and a bowl.
  • Smith Park Aquatic Center, 6016 Rosemead Blvd, +1 562 942-7004. Located at Smith Park, the Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons in an Olympic sized pool boasting kick boards, ramp and entry steps, diving boards, indoor and outdoor showers, changing rooms, sun bathing patio, concession stands and food patio, and spectator area.
  • Pico Rivera Center for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, +1 562 801-4300. The Pico Rivera Center for the Arts was built in 1989 and is close to the Senior center, two elementary schools and Smith Park. It offers art classes and free exhibits to the public featuring local and southern California artists.
  • Pico Rivera Historical Museum, 9122 E. Washington Blvd, +1 562 949-7100. The Pico Rivera Historical Museum was created in 1992 and offers a collection of pictures, documents and exhibits in what used to be the Santa Fe Railway Station, built back in 1887, having been relocated from its former location back in 1974 to its current address.


  • Pico Rivera Towne Center (Southwest corner of Washington/Rosemead Boulevards).
  • Pico Rivera Marketplace (Northwest corner of Washington/Rosemead Boulevards).
  • Pico Rivera Village Walk Lifestyle/Entertainment Center (Southwest corner of Paramount/Whittier Boulevards).
  • Pico Crossings (Northwest corner of Whittier/Passons Boulevards).
  • Pico Rivera Plaza (Whittier Boulevard between Rosemead and Paramount).
  • Crossroads Plaza (Southwest corner of Whittier/Rosemead Boulevards).


  • 1 A-Mi Hacienda, 9613 Whittier Blvd, +1 562 699-2500. The price range is moderate and has valet parking, no fee to park if you're there for the restaurant but it's about $5 if you're there for the club. The mood is very casual and fun. The food is good Mexican cuisine. They have a live DJ and dancing. If your looking for a good time late at night without the kids, this is the place to go. If your looking to take your family here, going during the daylight hours is suggested.
  • 2 Dal Rae, 9023 E. Washington Blvd, +1 562 949-2444. If you're looking for something classier and in around the same moderate price range, then Dal Rae is your place. Perfect for a romantic date or a special occasion without spending too much. It's quality without the cost. Opened back in 1958, it has kept its atmosphere along with its piano and dance floor. Dal Rae also has a charming patio area where lunch and dinner may also be served.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Pico Rivera
Baldwin ParkWhittier  N I-605.svg S  Santa Fe SpringsLong Beach

This city travel guide to Pico Rivera is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.