Charles S. Farnsworth Park
Baseball field
Theater building and community room
Park grounds with children and adults
Park grounds with children playing

Charles S. Farnsworth Park

568 E. Mount Curve Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-6335
District Office: (323) 260-2360

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Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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This beautiful park is located at the top of North Lake Avenue offering a beautiful view of the Los Angeles skyline. In the 1930’s, General Charles S. Farnsworth, a retired war veteran and local resident for whom the park was later named, encouraged and supported the use of the property as a park. In 1931, another distinguished Altadena resident, William D. Davies, for whom the community building was named, organized a board to construct and manage the proposed community building. There were 23 local organizations represented on this “Board of Control.” A board member, Mrs. Thunder went to Washington, D.C. to lobby for government funds for the building. The depression-era agency, Works Progress Administration (WPA), furnished labor using local unemployed, providing jobs and hope for Altadena residents. The beautiful, two-story, stone community building was completed in 1934 and from its perch high in the foothills and visitors can see downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. The park’s historic building is used as a banquet hall and community room and the park is a beautiful venue for weddings. It also has an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and plays.