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Parks

Blaisdell Park (1964)

440 S. College Avenue

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This park is located in the southeast corner of the city. It houses the Blaisdell Community Building where hot lunches are served to seniors in the area. The park also contains a handicapped- accessible playground, tennis court, restrooms, and group picnic facilities. Blaisdell is fully ADA compliant.

7.5 acres
Blaisdell Community Building
1 large multi-purpose sports court
1 tennis court
1 softball field
1 playground (handicapped-accessible)
2 picnic areas (one handicapped-accessible)
1 restroom building (handicapped accessible)
Parking lot

Blaisdell Preserve (2006)

Grand Avenue and New Orleans Court

This passive neighborhood park features turf areas, natural plantings round the perimeter and a decomposed granite walking path. Park goers can bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic. Blaisdell Preserve is 7.4 acres.

Cahuilla Park (1971)

Indian Hill Blvd. & Scripps Dr.

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This park is located north of Claremont High School on the west side of Indian Hill Boulevard. It is the largest improved park in the City and contains the Youth Activity Center (YAC) and Taylor Hall, a large building used for meetings, classes, and available for rent. The park is frequently used for community events such as the City's teen concerts, adult sports leagues and large group picnics.

18.2 acres
8 tennis courts
1 baseball field (lighted)
2 softball fields (lighted)
1 basketball court (lighted)
1 skate park
1 large playground
1 large group picnic area
1 family picnic area
1 restroom building
Parking Lot

Chaparral Park (1976)

1899 Mills Ave.

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Chaparral Park is a small neighborhood park located adjacent to Chaparral School. It is used primarily for passive recreation.

3.0 acres
1 playground
Soccer is played on School District property

Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (1997)

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This wilderness park is located north of the city, with an entrance at the north end of Mills Avenue. It is primarily a wilderness preserve with rugged inaccessible terrain. A system of fire roads provides for hiking, biking, walking leashed dogs, and horse riding. There are no other improvements within the park.

1,693 acres
Roads for hiking, biking, walking leashed dogs, and horse riding.

Current Status: Open

During periods of extreme brush fire danger, the City will close the park to public access. During periods of very high and high brush fire danger, the City may partially or entirely close the park to public access. Closure of the park for fire prevention purposes will be done based on information and recommendations from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) and/or the United States Forest Service. The LACFD uses five categories of brush fire danger: 1) low, 2) medium, 3) high, 4) very high and 5) extreme.

College Park (1965)

100 S. College Ave.

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Located just south of the Metrolink tracks on S. College Avenue, it is the home to the Claremont Little League. It also contains Claremont's first Pooch Park, which opened in July 1996.

8.2 acres
3 baseball fields
1 family picnic area
1 playground
1 off-leash dog area
1 restroom building
1 snack shack
Parking lot

El Barrio Park (1972)

400 block of Claremont Blvd.

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This neighborhood park is located on property leased from Claremont McKenna College. El Barrio has a large open area which is frequently used for "pick-up" soccer games.

3.7 acres
1 basketball court
1 playground area
1 restroom building
1 wading pool (summer only)

Griffith Park (1961)

1800 Woodbend Dr.

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Located at the northwest corner of the city, adjacent to Sumner School, Griffith Park is home to the Claremont Pony- Colt Baseball League. Soccer games are also played on the soccer field.

9.7 acres
2 baseball fields
1 basketball court
1 playground
2 picnic areas (one large group)
1 restroom building
1 soccer field
Parking lot

Higginbotham Park (1976)

Mt. Carmel Dr.

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Located in the northern part of the city, this natural -looking park is used primarily for passive recreation. It contains a very popular "steam train" playground area and serves as a rest stop along the Thompson Creek Trail and as the entrance to Sycamore Canyon.

5.4 acres
1 playground area
1 restroom building (handicapped accessible)

Jaeger Park (1978)

Monticello Rd. & Sweetbriar Dr.

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This neighborhood park is located in the northeastern section of the City. It has a large open turf area which is frequently used by the local youth soccer groups. The park contains an innovative playground area and a family picnic area.

4.5 acres
1 playground area
1 picnic area

June Vail Park (1982)

Grand Ave. & Bluefield Dr.

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A neighborhood park located in the northeastern section of the city. This park contains Claremont's only equestrian ring.

5.8 acres
1 softball field
1 equestrian ring
1 playground
1 soccer field
1 restroom building

La Puerta Sports Park (1982)

2430 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

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La Puerta Sports Park is the city's primary soccer park and is built on land leased from the Claremont Unified School District. It is used nearly year-round by organized soccer groups within the city.

10.0 acres
2 soccer fields (lighted)
2 softball fields
1 restroom building (handicapped-accessible)
Parking lot

Larkin Park (1962)

660 N. Mountain Ave.

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Larkin Park is bounded on the east by Pilgrim Place and is within walking distance of Claremont Manor. It is the home of the Joslyn Senior Center and serves as the community's base for most of its senior citizen activities. It also is the site for a K-squad soccer program, which is played on former lawn bowling greens.

9.0 acres
Joslyn Senior Center & Annex
Larkin Community Building
2 family picnic areas
1 softball field
1 half-court basketball court
2 playground areas
2 mini K-squad soccer fields (lawn bowling greens)
1 croquette court (horseshoe)
1 restroom building
2 parking lots

Lewis Park (1966)

881 Syracuse Dr.

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This neighborhood park is located just south of the site of the Alexander Hughes Community Center.

3.2 acres
Day camp building
2 playgrounds (1 handicapped-accessible)
1 family picnic area (handicapped-accessible)
basketball courts
1 restroom building (handicapped-accessible)

Mallows Park (1926)

520 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

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Mallows Park, the City's oldest park, is located on the northeast corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Harrison Avenue.

1.1 acres
1 tennis court
1 restroom building
1 recreation program building

Memorial Park (1946)

840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

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Centrally located on Indian Hill Boulevard, Memorial Park is Claremont's primary community park. It contains the historic Garner House, the current home of Claremont Heritage. Memorial Park is the site for many community events such as the annual Fourth of July celebration, and summer concerts-in-the-park. The park is also the site of the City's tiny-tots program, a summer day camp program, and many large group picnics.

7.2 acres
Garner House
Memorial Park Building
Bandshell
1 softball field
1 playground area (handicapped accessible)
1 wading pool (summer only)
1 basketball court (lighted)
1 sand volleyball court (lighted)
1 tennis court
1 large group picnic area
1 restroom building (handicapped-accessible)
Parking lot

Rancho San Jose Park (2001)

600 block of West San Jose Ave.

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This park is a small neighborhood park specifically designed to meet the needs of nearby residents, most of whom live in multi-family residential units.

1.3 acres
1 basketball court
1 playground area
1 covered picnic area (handicapped accessible)
Walking path
Off-leash dog area

Rosa Torrez Park (2006)

First Street

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Located at the west end of First Street, Rosa Torrez Park is the City's newest neighborhood park. The park includes amenities for having a picnic and enjoying passive recreation.

0.9 acres
Play station for children between the ages of two and five
Spring riders and swings that are ADA accessible
Picnic area including benches, tables and barbeques

Shelton Park (1997)

Harvard Ave & Bonita Ave.

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This pocket park is located in the City's downtown Village shopping district. It includes a public art piece sculpted by former Claremont resident, John Fisher.

Sycamore Canyon (1972)

Sycamore Canyon is a natural area located north of the Thompson Creek Trail. The entrance to the park is east of Higginbotham Park. The park features a single track hiking trail that connects to the Wilderness Park loop. The trial is steep and rugged.

144 acres

Parking for Sycamore Park is available at the Thompson Creek Trial lot on North Indian hill Blvd. across from La Puerta Park.

Thompson Creek Trail (1977)

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This linear park lies on the northern end of the city. It runs parallel to the Thompson Creek flood control channel maintained by the County of Los Angeles. The paved trail is popular with walkers, runners, bicyclists, and leashed dogs. The native vegetation that grows alongside the trail adds to the feeling of "being out of the city" for the users of the trail. The 2.8-mile trail is accessible from many points along its route including Base Line Road, Higginbotham Park, North Indian Hill Boulevard, several cul-de-sacs and Pomello Drive. The park has a parking lot located on North Indian Hill Boulevard across from La Puerta Sports Park.

24.9 acres
Parking lot

Wheeler Park (1957)

626 Vista Drive

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The southern most park in the city, Wheeler Park is located west of Valle del Vista School. The park is home to Claremont's only roller hockey court.

7.0 acres
Wheeler Park Building
1 family picnic area
1 baseball field
1 playground area
1 roller hockey rink (lighted)
1 basketball court
1 restroom building (handicapped accessible)
1 wading pool (summer only)

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