Ralph B. Clark Regional Park is an urban park in the California communities of Fullerton and Buena Park. Orange County Regional Parks, the government organization in charge of Orange County’s regional parks, maintains the park. The park is located south of Rosecrans Avenue in Buena Park, but a tiny piece dubbed Camel Hill next to the main park area south of Rosecrans and another small section of the park with six softball fields and a trail located north of Rosecrans are both inside Fullerton city boundaries. Los Coyotes Regional Park began in 1981 and was renamed after then-retiring Orange County Supervisor Ralph B. Clark in 1987.
Park services and activities
Bicycling, fire rings, fishing, group picnic spaces, hiking paths, horseshoe pits, Interpretative Center, interpretive programs, model sail boating, picnic tables, picnic shelters, playground equipment, tennis courts, volleyball courts
The interpretive center is a modest museum with displays on ice period fossils and local geology. The modest, curated museum is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mark Hallet created an ice age animal mural for the facility.
A 9-million-year-old baleen whale skeleton unearthed from a nearby building site is among the fossils on show. It is thought to be one of the few complete Miocene whale fossils still extant.
The park features a lovely tree-shaded route that goes roughly 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) around its perimeter (including a 0.3-mile (500-meter) stroll around the park’s northern boundary).
The route ascends to the summit of Camel Hill (located in the north east corner of the park). Catalina Island, the Long Beach port, Signal Hill, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the KFI radio tower, Hawks Point Bluff, Mount Baldy, the Los Coyotes Country Club, the Santa Ana Mountains, and the Huntington Beach Power Plant facilities can all be seen from the summit of Camel Hill.
Given its modest size, the park boasts a surprising variety of fauna. More than 130 bird species have been spotted in the park, as well as squirrels, rabbits, fish, reptiles, and turtles. Bats may be observed feasting on the insects that fly over the pond in the evening, right after nightfall. Coyotes, raccoons, and opossums occasionally frequent the park.
Catfish and trout are supplied in the pond. There is also a resident population of largemouth bass and bluegill. Bass are subject to catch-and-release regulations.
People sixteen and older must have a fishing license.
Next Point of Interest: Los Alamitos Race Course