Sympetrum corruptum ♀ (Hagen, 1861) Libellulidae.
Bright pinkish red. Very obvious in the sun. When perched on the fencing, it's back legs hung down, not holding on to the fencing.
Spent just a bit of time at this park right after work -- excited for the bioblitz tomorrow at Oliver Nature Park! :)
The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does), there still remains a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution, these are almost certainly the most often seen of all dragonflies.