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.

County Operated Facility
Address: 568 E. Mount Curve Ave. Altadena CA 91001
Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/charles-s-farnsworth-park
Hours:
  • PARK HOURS:
  • Sunrise to Sunset
  • OFFICE HOURS:
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phones: General: (626) 798-6335
Park Amenities:
  • Amphitheaters
  • Auditoriums
  • Barbecue
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Children's Play Areas
  • Community Centers
  • Computer Labs
  • Concession Stands
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Historic Value
  • Indoor Theaters
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
Park Things to Do:
  • Baseball/T-Ball
  • Basketball
  • Concerts in The Park
  • Day Camps
  • Exercising and Fitness
  • Flag Football
  • Hiking
  • Martial Arts
  • Parenting Classes
  • Senior Clubs
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Springball/Travelball
  • Summer Lunch
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Lessons
  • Water Polo

Programs

After-School

The After School Program provides turoring as well as extraciricular activities such as weekly arts and crafts and outdoor activites. We provide a safe enviroment as the park takes pride in our small ratios to provide more attention in homework and supervision.

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $25 per Weekly
Dance Jam

Dance to a rockin’ eclectic dance jam with diverse music from around the world. No experience needed or steps to learn.

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Mon
Fee: $N/A per Weekly
ESTEAM Camp

Engage with your local park environment to discover the wonders of our natural world. Each child will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors, find insects, learn about dinosaurs and space, discover the mysteries of the oceans and create their own science projects. Camp would not be complete without field trips, an end of summer overnight camp-out and the chance to meet real scientists! The ESTEAM summer camp program will provide campers with opportunities to be engaged in hands-on learning that excites, energizes, and exposes them to a wide variety of skills and ideas.

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $75 per Weekly
Kundalini Yoga

Awaken your kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana. “The yoga of awareness”

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Wed
Fee: $10 per Class
Winter Camp

Program is for kids ages 6-14, boys and girls. Kids will be play games, outdoor activities, field trips to different locations.

Ages: 6 to 13
Days: Tue-Fri
Fee: $40 per Weekly