History, points of interest, and recreation

History, points of interest, and recreation in the 27th Congressional District.

Here you may learn more about the history of the San Gabriel Valley and find some ways to spend your free time.

Natural Attractions
Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel River
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

Points of interest by city (parks, museums, etc):
• Altadena 
• East Pasadena
• Monrovia
Monterey Park
• San Antonio Heights 
San Gabriel
San Marino
Sierra Madre
• South Pasadena
• South San Gabriel
Temple City




The history of the San Gabriel Valley is long and varied, with the area inhabited in pre-colonial times by the Tongva, part of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native Americans. The language of the Tongva people living in the area was different from that of their neighboring tribes, and was called Gabrielino by the Spanish, who first arrived off the shores of Southern California in 1542.

The San Gabriel Valley and the native Gabrielino tribe take their name from the San Gabriel River, which divides the Valley roughly at midpoint from north to south, and was named after Mission San Gabriel Archangel, founded by Spanish missionaries in 1771.

The Battle of Rio San Gabriel, a decisive conflict during the Mexican-American War, was fought on the banks of the Rio Hondo in the San Gabriel Valley on January 8, 1847. It is considered the last armed conflict between Mexico and the United States for possession of California, and essentially gave the U.S. control of Los Angeles and all of Southern California.

The region’s diverse culture was already blooming by the mid-19th century, as Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and South Asian immigrants added to the influx of American pioneers and already established Mexican “Californios.” Many of these immigrants came to the region to work its fertile soil, picking grapes and citrus fruit and began to build the San Gabriel Valley’s infrastructure. By the early 20th Century, the Valley was a major center for citrus production and export, with brand names associated with the San Gabriel Valley making their way across the nation and beyond.

By the 1940s and 50s, with the postwar period and the birth of the Baby Boomer generation, the San Gabriel Valley began the transition from a mainly agricultural, rural region to suburban bedroom communities. At the same time, the boom in the aerospace industry resulting from the Cold War, combined with the discovery of oil in the Montebello Hills, led to economic expansion and a boom in industry and manufacturing in the Valley, with Standard Oil and key major aerospace contractors such as Aerojet, Raytheon, Northrop-Grumman and many others opening plants and facilities in the area.

1957 saw the opening of the San Bernardino Freeway, connecting the San Gabriel Valley to Los Angeles’ pioneering freeway system and the nation’s Interstate system, hastening the transition from rural to suburban, commuter communities. The 1960s and ‘70s were marked by an increase in influence by the region’s sizable ethnic minorities, with Chicano Movement in the 1960s and an influx of Taiwanese, Chinese and Hong Kong immigrants into the areas of Monterey Park, Rosemead, Alhambra, San Gabriel and beyond.

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Natural Attractions

As one of the biggest urban-forest interfaces in the nation, the San Gabriel Valley and the 27th District offers a myriad of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including camping, hiking and picnicking in the National Forest, all within minutes of the country’s second largest Metropolitan area. Check out some of our area’s wonderful natural resources, as well as other parks and points of interest in the cities throughout the District.

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Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel River

Angeles National Forest
701 N Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 574-1613
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Angeles Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.  The San Gabriel River, which winds through the forest and traverses the San Gabriel Valley, includes bike and pedestrian trails that flow into many adjacent county recreational areas, such as Santa Fe Dam and Whittier Narrows. Please visit the Forest Service’s recreational activities page for more information. Many of the facilities and services in the Angeles National Forest are free. Some areas and facilities in the Angeles, as well as in the other national forests of Southern California, require the Adventure Pass or other recreation fees to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that forest visitors enjoy.  To learn if fees are required in the area or facility you plan to visit, please consult the Recreation Fee Areas map (8MB) or contact the Forest Service office nearest your destination.

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Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

823 Lexington-Gallatin Road,
South El Monte, CA 91733
Park Telephone: (626) 575-5526
Open Sunrise to Sunset, but closed on Christmas
Vehicle Entrance Fee - $6/vehicle on weekends and holidays

This sprawling 1,400-acre park near the communities of South El Monte, Rosemead, and Montebello provides fishing lakes, comfort stations, picnicking areas, playgrounds, a nature center, an equestrian facility, trails, a multipurpose athletic complex, a military museum, soccer fields, volleyball courts, and archery, skeet, pistol and trap ranges. Tennis courts are also provided and include a pro shop. Rentals are available for boats, surreys, bikes and group area picnics. Special events include carnivals, festivals and dog shows. (http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=661)

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Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

15501 East Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA 91706
Park Telephone: (626) 334-1065
Reservations: (626) 334-1065
Open 6:30am to 6:00pm (Nov. 1-Apr. 30), 6:30am to 8:00pm (Mar. 1-Oct 31). Closed on Christmas.
Vehicle Entry Fee: $10.00 year round ($5.00 for Seniors and Disabled Person’s Vehicles - driver must be over 65 and disabled person must present their placard). Other vehicles may be subject to additional charges.

The Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area is nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains and is considered one of the many hidden jewels of Southern California.  This 836-acre facility boasts a serene 70-acre lake with year-round fishing and non-motorized watercraft usage.  During the summer months, the recreational area highlights a five-acre chlorinated swim beach and the unique Water Play Area.   The facility is home to many protected native plants and animals.   The Nature Center is operated and staffed by volunteers of the San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy offering educational, interpretive and walking tours throughout the year. http://parks.lacounty.gov/Parkinfo.asp?URL=cms1_033344.asp&Title=Santa%20Fe%20Dam%20Rec%20Area

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You can visit www.cityofalhambra.org/government/parks_recreation/ to visit Alhambra's Parks and Recreation department to learn more about all of these recreational points of interest. 

Alhambra parks:
• Alhambra Park
• Almansor Park
• Granada Park
• Story Park Emery Park
• Burke Heritage Park

Alhambra Golf Course
630 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

Civic Center Library
101 S. First St.
Alhambra, CA 91808

Farmer’s Market
Corner of Monterey & Bay State Streets
Every Sunday 8:30 AM to 1 PM

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Christmas Tree Lane
Santa Rosa Ave & E. Mariposa St

Christmas Tree Lane is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is considered a California State Landmark. Every year, the lane has a lighting ceremony. The general public is invited to support and enjoy the ceremony. Visit http://www.christmastreelane.net/ for more information on Christmas Tree Lane and ceremony specifics.   

Mount Lowe Railway Trail
Mount Lowe Railway, once considered “Earth’s Grandest Mountain Railway,” was created as a scenic mountain railroad and tourist attraction nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mount Lowe Railway continues to undergo restorative projects ad connects notable local attractions, like Echo Mountain. Visit http://outdoorla.org/trails/121/Mt.+Lowe+Railway+Loop.html for more information on the hike and trail characteristics.

Echo Mountain Trails
Cobb Estate – Lake Ave & E. Loma Alta Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001

Hike Echo Mountain trails on a trailhead that starts at the Cobb Estate. One of the mountain’s events includes Inspiration Point, an area with picnic tables under a roof structure. Visit http://hikingangelesforest.com/hikes/trailheads/cobb-estate-trailhead/inspiration-point-via-castle-canyon-trail-from-cobb-estate/ for more information on the different hiking trails and trail characteristics.

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Arcadia parks:
• Bicentennial Park
Bonita Park and Skate Park 
• Camino Grove Park
• Eisenhower Memorial Park
• Fairview Avenue Park
• Forest Avenue Park
• Hugo Reid Park
• Highland Oaks Park
• Holly Avenue Park
• Longden Avenue Park
• Newcastle Park
• Orange Grove Park
• Peck Road Fishing Park
• Tierra Verde Park
• Tripolis Friendship Park
• Wilderness Park

You can visit www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=1160 for more information on Arcadia's parks.

Arcadia Public Library
20 W. Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91006

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Main Grounds Hours: Every day 9AM to 4:30PM, grounds close at 5PM
Arboretum Library Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesdays to Friday 8:30AM to 5:30PM, Saturday 8:30AM to 5PM, Sunday 12 to 4PM

The Arboretum sits on 127 acres of botanical gardens and is considered a historical site of Los Angeles. It features plant collections from around the world and showcases historical landmarks representative of the major phases of California history. If you are interested in visiting the Arboretum, visit http://www.arboretum.org/index.php/visit/admissions_hours_directions/ for more information on admission and fees.

Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007

The Santa Anita Park is a Thoroughbred race course, established in 1934. A host to some prominent horse racing events, Santa Anita Park features a one-mile natural dirt main track and a hillside turf course. Visit http://www.santaanita.com/ for more information on the schedule of events and admission. 

Arcadia Golf Course
620 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

Dana Gym
1401 S. First Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006

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For a list of the city’s special events, you can visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us/ps.leisurerecreation.cfm?ID=1795.

Claremont parks: 
• Blaisdell Park
• Cahuilla Park
• Chaparral Park
• College Park
• El Barrio Park
• Griffith Park
• Higginbotham Park
• Jaeger Park
• June Vail Park
• La Puenta Sports Park
• Larkin Park
• Lewis Park
• Mallows Park
• Memorial Park
• Rancho San Jose Park
• Rosa Torrez Park
• Shelton Park
• Wheeler Park
• Thompson Creek Trail

You can learn more about the city's parks by visiting www.ci.claremont.ca.us/ps.leisurerecreation.cfm?ID=1709.  You may also visit http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/ps.leisurerecreation.cfm?ID=2364 for updates on Claremont Park and field conditions to verify that fields are appropriate for visiting.

Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
Entrance to the Park is located on Mills Avenue and the parking lot at the northeast corner of Mills Avenue and Mount Baldy Road.

The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park spans over 1,620 acres of land. The area was once home to the Serrano Indians and part of the Mission San Gabriel founded in 1771. Park visitors can walk through the hills on a circuit trail, which is a little over 5 miles in length and opens up to several, smaller trails. Hikers, joggers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers frequent the trails. Park elevation varies from 1,800 to 3,000 feet.

John R. Rodman Arboretum

Located in Pitzer College, the John R. Rodman Arboretum was informally built in 1984 as a movement to save and protect surviving, indigenous vegetation from demolition and land development. Today, it exists as an official part of the college and hosts 16 Arboretum gardens over an area of about 10 acres.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: (909) 625-8767
Hours: Open Daily 8AM to 5PM 
Fees: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (65+) and Students, $4 Children Age 3-12, FREE for children under Age 3

The Garden is an independent organization that is open to the public for visiting and hosts Claremont Graduate University’s Botany Program students for training and research. It is home to the collection, cultivation, study, and display of California’s native plants and is the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to such plants. Public tours and year-round events are held on the Garden grounds.

Claremont Library
208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday to Thursday 10AM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 8AM to 6PM, Sunday 1 to 5 PM

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East Pasadena

Michillinda Park
3880 Michillinda Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91107

Small park with restrooms, benches, and a playground. 

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Glendora Parks:
• Finkbiner Park
• Louie Pompei Park
• Gladstone Park
• Willow Springs Park
• Big Dalton Campground & Glendora Wilderness Park
• Big Tree Park
• Ole Hammer Park
• Carlyle Linder Equestrian Center
• South Hills Wilderness Park
• Centennial Heritage Park
• Dawson Ave Park
• George Manooshian/Goddard Middle School Park
• Sandburg Middle School Park

You can visit http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/index.aspx?page=134 for a map of the city’s parks and links to individual facilities and characteristics.  Glendora's Parks and Recreation web page is located at www.ci.glendora.ca.us/index.aspx?page=41.  

Glen Oaks Golf and Learning Center
200 West Dawson Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740
Tel: (626) 335-7565
Hours: 7AM to 10PM Daily

This is a full-service golf facility that offers a nine-hole, par-three course and instructional programs. The Center also offers men’s and ladies’ golf leagues for participants to have fun and play with new people in the name of golf.

Glendora Public Library
140 S. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 10AM to 8PM, Thursday and Friday 1 to 5PM, Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Closed Sunday

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Monterey Park

Monterey Park Parks:
Barnes Park
Bella Vista Park
Edison Trails Park
Garvey Ranch Park
George Elder Park
Highlands Parkm La Loma Park
Langley Sr. Center and Park
Sequoia Nachi Gardens
Sierra Vista Park
Sunnyslopes Park and Brightwood Cafetorium
Cascades Park
Pine Tree Park

Downtown Monterey Park
Visit http://ci.monterey-park.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1811 to learn more about cultural opportunities for visitors.

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You can visit http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Residents/#Parks & Recreation to access links to the city’s community events, memorials and monuments, parks, and recreation.

Pasadena Parks:
• Allendale Park
• Brenner Park
• Brookside Park
• Central Park
• Defenders Park
• Eaton Blanche Park
• Eaton Sunnyslope Park
• Gwinn Park
• Grant Park
• Hamilton Park
• Jefferson Park
• La Pintoresca Park
• Lower Arroyo
• McDonald Park
• Robinson Park
• San Rafael Park
• Singer Park
• Victory Park
• Villa Parke
• Viña Vieja Park
• Washington Park

Memorial Park
Located on Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street in Old Pasadena.  Some of the park’s special features include a Civil War Memorial, Daughters of the American Revolution plaque, a memorial arch of Pasadena’s first free public library, and a Vietnam Veteran Memorial. You can visit www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Public_Memorials_and_Monuments/ for more information on the cit's memorials and monuments.

You may visit www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/PublicWorks/Pasadena_City_Parks/ to view the list of parks, individual park links, and links to park rules.  All City of Pasadena Parks require dogs to be kept on a leash and on the trails at all times, with the exception of Alice’s Dog Park off-leash area in Viña Vieja Park.

Arlington Garden
Located on the corner of Arlington Drive and Pasadena Avenue. Street parking is available on Arlington Drive.
(626) 441-4478

Arlington Garden is Pasadena’s only dedicated public garden.  The Garden is open every day of the year for visiting at no charge.  Designed with Pasadena’s Mediterranean climate and water conservation in mind, Arlington Garden hosts Mediterranean climate trees and plants. Visitors may also check out the variety of birds and animals that also enjoy visiting the Garden.

Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103

The Gamble House stands as an example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. Built in 1908 by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for the David and Mary Gamble, the house is now a National Historic Landmark. One-hour guided tours are open to the public, with limited ticketing sold in the Bookstore every day. 

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
(626) 449-6840

Norton Simon Museum hosts a combination of artwork from the Pasadena Art Museum and Norton Simon collections. The Museum oftentimes collaborates with other local institutions to produce different exhibitions.  The Museum offers public, private, and group tours.  Visit http://www.nortonsimon.org/visitor/ for visitor information.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-2742

Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 9110
(626) 577-1660

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of history, art, and culture of Pasadena and its neighboring communities. Visit http://www.pasadenahistory.org/thingstosee/planningvisit.html for visitor information.

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 568-3665
Hours: Monday to Tuesday Closed, Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 5PM

The Museum hosts art and design that originates from California. Visit www.pmcaonline.org/planning-your-visit.html for visitor information.

Old Pasadena

Pasadena’s own downtown center, Old Pasadena hosts many businesses that attract local residents and visitors alike. Old Pasadena is recognized for its main street revitalization, architectural preservation, and historic streets and alleyways. Pasadena Heritage Patrons offer walking tours of Old Pasadena for $10 per person, and advance reservations are required. For more information on tours, call (626) 441-6333.

The Rose Parade

Since the Tournament of Roses’ founding in 1890, the Rose Parade has come a long way. Every New Year’s morning, the Parade travels Pasadena’s streets. Motorized floats covered in flowers, marching bands, demonstrations, and a Rose Queen and her Royal Court parade the streets. Today, the Parade lasts five-and-a-half mile stretch.  It begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena and ends at Sierra Madre and Villa Street.

Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100

A living legacy built in Pasadena, the Rose Bowl Stadium is largely known for its annual Rose Bowl Game. However, it has hosted other sporting events, such as five NFL Super Bowl Games and the 1984 Olympic Soccer Matches, and is also home to University of California, Los Angeles, football. The stadium houses approximately 90,000+ seats. In addition to serving as a sports ground, the Rose Bowl hosts a flea market every second Sunday of every month. For more information on the flea market and admission, visit: http://rgcshows.com/RoseBowl.aspx.

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 356-0330
Hours: Monday to Friday 5:3-AM to 9 PM, Saturday 6AM to 5PM, Sunday 8AM to 5PM.  Pools close 15 minutes prior to the closing time of the Aquatics Center.

The Aquatics Center operates as a non-profit organization and provides recreational, educational, therapeutic, and competitive aquatic programs open to the community.

Pasadena Public Library
Visit cityofpasadena.net/library/about_the_library/locations_and_hours/ for the list city library branches, locations, and hours.

• Allendale Branch
• Central Library
• Hastings Branch
• Hill Avenue Branch
• Lamanda Park Branch
• La Pintoresca Branch
• Linda Vista Branch
• San Rafael Branch
• Santa Catalina Branch
• Villa Parke Branch

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Garvey Park
Rosemead Park (with a ½ mile fitness trail)
Klingerman Park
Sally Tanner Park
Zapopan Park (you can reserve a picnic shelter for a reasonable rate)
Rosead Aquatic Center
Spash Zone at Garvey Park

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San Antonio Heights

Cucamonga Creek Trail 

A trail between 24th and 26th Streets. The San Antonio Heights Association has lined the trail with some benches for rest. During very wet seasons, the Cucamonga Creek flows out of Cucamonga Canyon.

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San Gabriel

San Gabriel Parks
• Marshall Park (Coming soon) 
• Plaza Park
• Roosevelt Park
• Smith Park
• Vincent Lugo Park

Visit http://www.sangabrielcity.com/index.aspx?NID=535 for links to the city’s parks and information.

San Gabriel Mission
http://www.sangabrielmissionchurch.org/ for links to more information on the Mission and its museum. 
428 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 457-3035

Formally recognized as the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the Mission was originally founded in 1771. Since then, it has undergone one move and multiple renovations. The Mission continues to actively serve as a Roman Catholic mission. In addition, it is recognized as a historic landmark. Visitors can tour the church, museum, and mission grounds.

Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-2865

Located in the San Gabriel Mission District, the Playhouse has hosted local and international performing arts groups to promote a world of arts and culture. The Spanish-style building hosts events all year long. To learn more about the Playhouse’s upcoming events, visit http://www.missionplayhouse.org/events/.

San Gabriel Public Library
500 S. Del Mar Ave.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 287-0761
Hours: Sunday and Monday Closed, Tuesday to Thursday 10AM to 8PM, Friday and Saturday 8AM to 6PM

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San Marino

Lacy Park
1485 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA 91108

The 30-acre park is located in the center of San Marino. Park visitors can enjoy the Lacey’s two walking loops, picnic area, six tennis courts, and rose arbor. Dogs can also visit the park, as long as they are on a leash with their owners. Visit http://www.ci.san-marino.ca.us/lacy.htm for more information on the city’s park.

Crowell Public Library
1890 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 300-0777

Hours: Monday to Thursday 10AM to 9PM, Closed Friday, Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 1 to 5PM
Book Shoppe Hours: Monday 10AM to 5PM, Tuesday 12 to 7PM, Wednesday 10AM to 5PM (until 8PM on 2nd and 4th Wednesday), Thursday 10AM to 8PM, Closed Friday, Saturday 12:15 to 5PM, Sunday 1 to 4PM

The Huntington 
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-2100
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 to 4:30PM; Saturday and Sunday 10:30AM to 4:30PM; Closed Tuesday

The Huntington is a private, non-profit institution that operates a library, art collections, and botanical gardens. Rare books and manuscripts on British and American history and literature fill the library and are accessible to qualified scholars for research. For the general public, select books and manuscripts are on display. Three of the four art galleries showcase the same collections. The Mary Lou and George Boone Gallery hosts changing exhibitions. Some of the Huntington’s more famous art pieces include Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, opposite of Thomas Lawrence’s Pinkie. Lastly, the botanical gardens cover over 120 acres and host more than a dozen specialized gardens, arranged like a park landscape with rolling hills. Overall, these three components of the Huntington address the institution’s primary devotion to research, education, and beauty. The Huntington is a welcoming space for individuals and large groups and persons of all ages.  For more information on the Huntington’s calendar of events, visit http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary_calendar.aspx. If you are interested in visiting the Huntington, review http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary_02.aspx?id=600

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Sierra Madre

• Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park
• Memorial Park & Hart Park House Senior Center
• Milton & Harriet Goldberg Recreation Area
• Mount Wilson Trail Park
• Mount Wilson trail
• Sierra Vista Park

Visit http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/ for more information on the city’s parks and park amenities.

Sierra Madre Aquatic Center
611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 836-1200 or (310) 277-7775

Sierra Madre Public Library
440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-7186
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 12 to 9PM, Thursday and Friday 12 to 6PM, Saturday 10AM to 6PM, Closed Sunday

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South Pasadena

• Garfield Park
• Arroyo Seco Park
• Eddie Park & House
• War Memorial Park
• Orange Grove Park
• Library Park

You may visit www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/parks/parks.html for the city’s parks and information.   You may also see http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/parks/parkrentals.html for information on designated picnic areas.  You can call (626) 403-7380 to rent a park picnic area.  Picnic area rentals require a completed form and a payment fee.

Farmer’s Market
Location: By the Metro Gold Line at Mission Station, around the old watering trough in front of the Iron Works Museum
Every Thursday 4 to 8PM

South Pasadena’s Farmer’s Market features food and flower vendors. Eclectic entertainment is usually provided at the market.

South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 403-7340
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 11AM to 9PM, Thursday and Friday 10AM to 6PM, Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 1 to 5PM

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Temple City

Temple City Parks: 
• Temple City Park
• Live Oak Park

You may visit http://www.ci.temple-city.ca.us/parksrec/New%20Updated%20Pages/Parks.asp for links to the city’s parks.

Temple City Library
5939 Golden West Ave.
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 285-2136
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday to Thursday 10AM to 8PM, Friday and Saturday 8AM to 6PM

Camellia Festival
Temple City’s Camellia Festival is an annual parade and festival along Las Tunas Drive. Floats are adorned with the camellia, a flower native to Temple City. Visitors from outside the city are welcome to celebrate and support the festival’s mission to recognize and support family life in community building. Visit http://www.ci.temple-city.ca.us/Camellia%20Festival/Camellia%20Festival.asp for more information on the festival.

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Upland Parks: 
• 13th Street Reservoir
• 8th Street Reservoir
• Baldy View Dog Park
• Baldy View Park
• Cabrillo Park
• Citrus Park
• Fern Reservoir
• Greenbelt
• Magnolia
• McCarthy
• Memorial
• Olivedale
• San Antonio
• Sierra Vista

You may visit http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Recreation/Parks/index.asp for links to the city’s parks.

Memorial Skate Park
1325 San Bernardino Road, Upland, CA
(909) 931-2480

Home to the original Pipeline Skatepark. Today, the park hosts a 20-ft tall, 40-ft long fullpipe that replicates the original and empties into a large bowl.

Upland Public Library
450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4200
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10AM to 7PM, Saturday 10AM to 4PM, Closed Friday and Sunday

Carnegie Library 
123 D Street
Upland, CA 91786

The Carnegie Library building is part of the Upland Public library. Constructed during 1912 to 1913, the Carnegie building stands as a historic building with renovations made to accommodate modern public and private events. The Upland Carnegie library is one of two remaining Carnegie libraries in the San Bernardino County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cable Airport
1749 W. 13th Street, Upland, CA 91786
(909) 982-6021

The Cable Airport is an Upland favorite for airplane watchers and family fun. The airport is the world’s largest privately-owned, public-use airport. Many of the planes flying in and out of the airport are Cessnas, Pipers, and homebuilt planes. There is a parking space for plane watchers located on the northeast corner of the airport. Visit http://www.cableairport.com/index.shtml for more information on Cable Airport.

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