Archery Range at Mile Square Park

Mile Square Regional Park is an Orange County park, located in the City of Fountain Valley. Within the park's boundaries sits the largest Archery range in the county, which is open for public use. The archery center is staffed by marshals who assist visitors and enforce the rules of the range. Adults and children over the age of 12 can shoot at the range, but those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Spectators are welcome, but they must abide by the rules and remain in designated areas.

The range has 24 in-line stations beneath a metal shade canopy. Each station has a target, bow rack, perimeter fencing and a north orientation. All persons use the archery range at their own risk, and they must follow park rules. Archers are responsible for all arrows they shoot.

Parking and public transportation at the Archery Range at Mile Square Park
Mile Square Regional Park is located at 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Parking within Mile Square Park is about $5, but street parking (free of charge) is available on the perimeter of the park. Orange County bus routes and schedules can help you plan your trip.

Best and worst time go to the Archery Range at Mile Square Park The range is open from 7 AM to Sunset, daily. However, closures occur for Wednesday morning maintenance and for special events, such as tournaments or group events. Call to confirm operating hours: 714-973-6600. Weekday afternoons are the best times to visit, and weekends can get busy.

Admission to the Archery Range at Mile Square Park
Use of the range is free for drop-ins on most occasions. Individuals can also make reservations, but fees apply. Large groups need reservations, and may require permits. Contact the park office (714-973-6600) to make reservations or to address any questions-open on Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Must see/do at the Archery Range at Mile Square Park
While at Mile Square, archers should plan a picnic lunch and bring their food and supplies to the park. Other activities include bike and paddle boat rentals, fitness trails and tot lots (a great way to entertain youngsters while adults use the archery range. Children must be supervised at all times.).

Other places to visit near the Archery Range at Mile Square Park
Visitors can enjoy a host of eateries near the park. Fu Wing Low at 16545 Brookhurst Street, offers some of the best Chinese food available anywhere. Host/owner, Kenny, welcomes all, and diners leave happy. Other options include Lamppost Pizza near the park, across Warner.

Insider tip for visitors to the Archery Range at Mile Square Park
The archery center offers classes for beginners. Call the center and get the whole family involved-a great activity, affordable and challenging! Call the park at (714) 973-6600 for information about start dates.

Connie Jankowski is an award-winning writer and a seasoned traveler. She has lived in Orange County, California for about 30 years.