Located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard between Palos Verdes Drive North and Rolling Hills Road, Ernie Howlett Park is the City’s major recreational facility. All City parks are open "Dawn" to "Dusk."
This 35 acre park provides facilities to many sporting and leisure activities, including: four one-wall handball courts, multi-purpose athletic fields, a regulation basketball court, a sand volleyball court, picnic tables, barbecue pits, and a variety of playground equipment. The park also boasts a 3/4-mile running track and a bicycle path.
However, for many of the sports-minded, the main attractions of Howlett Park are the Rolling Hills Estates Tennis Club and the Equestrian Center. Eight tennis courts are open to the public, with a patio, refreshment center, and a grandstand for tournament spectators. This outstanding facility is home to the annual Tracy Austin Doubles Tennis Tournament. For court rates or membership information, or call (310) 541-4585. Private and group tennis lessons are available from USPTA certified Tennis Pro and RHE resident, Bob Krueger. Schedule a lesson by calling the Tennis Club Office at (310) 541-4585.
The Equestrian Center, which features three riding rings, a dressage area and grandstand, and multi-use trail, is a frequent site for local horse shows. In addition, the Equestrian Center is available to rent for private clinics, horse shows and other equestrian-related events. To reserve the Equestrian Center, call (310) 377-1577.