Introduction to Hawaiian Gardens, California
Hawaiian Gardens, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles S of Cerritos, California (center to center) and 8 miles NE of Long Beach, California. Part of the surrounding Los Angeles - Long Beach metro area, Hawaiian Gardens is home to some 14,779 residents.
Hawaiian Gardens History
The Tong-va Indians were among the first settlers in the region that is now called Hawaiian Gardens. In the 1920s, there was a local refreshment stand that had palm fronds and bamboo decoration. This bamboo shack refreshment stand was a landmark in the area in those days, and the city acquired its name from this stand. The City of Hawaiian Gardens was incorporated on April 9, 1964. The city allows casino gambling, and the Hawaiian Gardens Casino is the main source of the city's revenue.
Hawaiian Gardens and nearby Attractions
- Hawaiian Gardens Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library
- Hawaiian Gardens City Hall
- Bingo Hawaiian Gardens
- Lee Ware Park
- Hawaiian Gardens Square Shopping Center
Things To Do In Hawaiian Gardens
The public library and the city hall bear evidence to the city's varied historical and cultural background. One will enjoy a visit to the Bingo Hawaiian Gardens, the city's main amusement park which has fun rides and slides for both adults and children. Pioneer Park, Clarkdale Park, Lee Ware Park and Bloomfield Park also offer excellent entertainment opportunities. Visitors can also browse through the numerous shops and food joints lining the streets of Hawaiian Gardens.
Hawaiian Gardens Transportation
Los Angeles Airport serves the area best for air travel.
Hawaiian Gardens Higher Education
The city is served by the Cypress College.