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/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/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

Spring Camp

Crescenta Valley Spring Camp is committed to provide a safe evironment, develop self confidence and independence, attend fun and excitting excursions. We also provide daily crafts, team building activities, out door activities, and sports.

Ages: 4 to 17
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $80 per Person/Week
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 super

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $20 per Person/Week