Rose Park
8th & Orizaba
(562) 570-3232
(0.7 acres)

Information

This small park has four paths that lead to a planted area in the center. Visitors can rest on benches underneath shade tree and enjoy the scenery. It is one of the City's oldest parks, donated by the Alamitos Land Company in 1910.

History

"Rose Circle Park," was donated by the Alamitos Land Company on June 10, 1910, for park use. The park radius is 90 feet and the intersecting streets flow around the park. This park was redesigned in 1955. It had four walks leading under old-fashioned arched rose trellises to the center of the park to a circular rose garden. The park fell into disrepair in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s as it was located within the right-of-way of the proposed cross-town freeway and many surrounding properties purchased by the California Department of Transportation had been vacated by their residents. After the neighborhood was repopulated in the mid 1970’s, residents began efforts to restore the park. This district contains more than 500 buildings, primarily Craftsman Bungalows constructed between 1910 -1922, with many variations in architectural design such as Spanish Colonial Revival and Neo-Traditional designs of the Forties. During 2008 and 2009 a new gazebo and cement work was completed along with entry trellises, benches and new shrubs, including thematic climbing roses.

Amenities

Green space, park benches, gazebo.

Map to the Park

Rose Park