Stanton Central Park
10660 Western Ave.
Stanton, Ca. 90680
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Interactive Water Play Area (Splash Pad) Hours:
Monday - Sunday 12-5 p.m.
The water play area operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Skate Park Hours:
During School Year: Monday - Friday 2 - 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer, Winter, Spring Breaks: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Park Telephone: (714) 890-4268
Prior to the opening of Stanton Central Park, the City had less than 1/3 of the parkland recommended for a City its size! In addition, most of the areas classified as “parks” were on Southern California Edison property and restricted mainly to grass. With this, and the goals of the residents in mind, it became one of the City’s missions to develop new parkland for its residents that provided a wide range of park facilities and uses. The City was committed to correcting the parkland deficiency in a fiscally responsible way that would use all available sources of funds for park development without using the City's General Fund, which is dedicated to providing vital daily services to its residents.
The result of this commitment is a beautiful facility, sitting on more than 11.5 acres of parkland, in the center of the City, filled with endless opportunities for active play; gathering spots for families; space for community events, concerts, and celebrations; and recreation activities for Stanton citizens of all ages.
And, of course, the City kept its commitment not to use the General Fund. Instead, it wisely used other available funding restricted for parks and innovatively partnered with private sector companies doing business in Stanton to help both build and maintain the park for decades to come; delivering Stanton’s largest park, with features designed by its own citizens.
Welcome to your park… Stanton Central Park.
Public-Private Partnerships Working At Stanton Central Park
The City has successfully created a Public-Private Partnership Model specifically related to the on going maintenance and utility payments for Stanton Central Park.
- Interactive Water Play Area
- Reservable Community Building
- Two Playground Areas
- Four Tennis Courts
- Skate Park
- Bandstand & Plaza
- Butterfly Garden
- Three Reservable Picnic Shelters
- Sports Field
- Exercise Loop Trail
- Two Half-Basketball Courts
Pet Policy at Stanton Central Park
Dogs are welcomed at Stanton Central Park!
- Dogs must be on a leash
- Leashes cannot be longer than 6 feet
- Pick-up and dispose of your dog's waste
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Having a picnic or party at Stanton Central Park will be the highlight of your summer! There are 3 reservable picnic shelters at Stanton Central Park.
Shelters #1 & #3 can hold up to 50 people
Shelter #2 can accommodate 40 people.
Some shelters have access to electrical outlets, charcoal grills and a sink. Shelters can be reserved up to 3 months in advance and if available the day of as well.
The price to reserve the picnic shelters are as follows:
- The rate for City of Stanton residents is $75 for 6 hours of use and there is a $100 Deposit.
- The non-resident rate is $100 for 6 hours of use and there is a $150 Deposit.
Reservations must be made in person. Please call (714) 890-4268 to check availability. We look forward to your call and enjoy your summer!
Background Information on Stanton Central Park
Historical Background: In 1925, the Pacific Electric Railway, an electric interurban rail known as the Red Car, connected Stanton to Santa Ana and Downtown Los Angeles on the “Santa Ana” line. In the pre-automotive era, the Red Car was the easiest and most popular way to get to Stanton. The line passes within 250 feet of the Park Site. The Red Car was abandoned in 1950 as automotive traffic increased. The old downtown Stanton where the Red Car interurban railway stop was located, is about 1200 feet to the east.
Numerous public design workshops and meetings were conducted by the City, allowing participants to voice their concerns and share their thoughts and ideas about their future park. Some of the more favorable ideas included play areas; picnic tables; seating; rest-rooms; shade structures; security lighting; controlled park access; open lawn space; and a health and fitness area.
Please see below for additional information: