Walking Around the Rose Bowl®
This is a no-cost way to get outside, get a little
exercise, and meet some “locals.” The Rose Bowl® is
located in northwest Pasadena. While it has the “feel” of
being out in the country, it’s just a few blocks north of Colorado
MAP ) The view below is looking north from the south end of the Rose Bowl®.
This a favorite activity of the “locals” and
it costs absolutely nothing. Surrounding the west and north sides of the
Rose Bowl® is the Brookside Golf Course which creates a natural
walking/jogging loop around the Rose Bowl. When there are no
special events happening, there are acres of FREE PARKING available
at the southwest corner of the Rose Bowl®. In the case of special
events, you can park for free on the streets just a little farther away.
For decades, this has been a favorite place for “locals”
of all ages, shapes, and sizes to walk, jog, or ride at all times of day.
You’ll join walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and roller-bladers, as
well as hikers on nearby trails and horses & riders on the equstrian
Our weather is frequently warm so it’s important to
drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. Halfway around the “loop”
there’s a little snack shop that sells bottled water and other cold
While extremely rare, it’s always possible that
some player could hit a ball outside the golf course. It’s
a good idea to be alert and keep your eyes open “just in case.”