Vincent Lugo Park

Best Park Slide, August 2008

The vintage rocket slide at Torrance’s Los Arboles Park offers a more exhilarating ride, but only at Vincent Lugo Park can kids slide down a whale’s back or a striped snail’s shell or ascend a lighthouse and whoosh down the neck of a toothy serpent. The works of playground art, designed in the 1960s by artist Benjamin Dominguez, are scheduled for restoration next year. Take a ride before the construction crews invade.