El Camino College joined the long list of other area schools closing their doors. Information from the ECC website:
El Camino College is a two-year public community college located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County known as Alondra Park or El Camino Village. Located in the heart of the South Bay the college was proposed and agreed upon by several South Bay cities and K-12 districts to serve students of the area.
Information from the ECC website:
Welcome to El Camino College!
You don’t have to be an ECC student to enjoy our beautiful campus. Visit us online through our website, or on campus any time — we are YOUR community college.
Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty.
Where are we located?
El Camino College is easily accessible from the 405 and 91 freeways, at the corner of Manhattan Beach and Crenshaw boulevards near Torrance. A daylong parking permit costs $3 – you may purchase a parking permit from one of the dispensers available in various lots. Please do not park in staff-marked parking stalls. Click here for the Campus Map.
El Camino College – A South Bay Tradition
Since the opening of El Camino College over 70 years ago, we have been dedicated to serve our community’s educational and cultural needs. El Camino College is well-known for our academic excellence, our consistently high transfer rate to four-year colleges and universities, and our exceptional career training programs.
El Camino College offers many outstanding features, including:
- Transfer agreements with many four-year universities
- Flexible scheduling
- Ranked among the largest single-campus, two-year colleges in the nation
- Excellent career training programs
- Outstanding community education programs
- Only $46 per unit for California residents
It’s hard not to be struck by how much open space sits just across from El Camino Village. That’s due to the Alondra Park Golf Course and Alondra Park itself. Smack in the heart of the South Bay Alondra park offers all sorts of activities and things to do. The centerpiece of the park is the fishing pond with an abundance of wildlife and friendly (maybe too friendly) squirels and birds. The park also offers some great recreational facilities including a skate park, water features for the little ones, playground and a beautiful pool.
Alondra Community Regional Park
3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260
General: (310) 217-8366
Pool: (310) 532-5303
Sunrise to Sunset
Information from the LA County Parks Department
The 53-acre park is designed with a wooded rural landscape and prairie setting amidst a beautiful urban lake. The proximity of Alondra Park to the ocean and an urban river, together with its lake, meadow lawns, and woodlands, contributes to the park functioning as a naturally landscaped habitat and environment for migratory wetland and upland birds. Alondra Park serves approximately 237,000 people in the cities of Lawndale, Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne, and unincorporated El Camino Village. The island in the lake has a California native plant garden that is also an attractant for native butterflies and wild birds that migrate from Santa Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Alondra Golf Course
16400 Prairie Ave.
Lawndale, CA 90260
General: (310) 217-9919
Sunrise to Sunset
Blue: Par 72, 6615 yards
White: Par 72, 6209 yards
Par 73, 5660 yards
Men & Women:
Par 54, 2252 yards
Par 3, 18-hole course features small challenging greens.