Somerset Park
1500 E. Carson St.
(562) 570-1690
(3.7 acres)

    Information

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 5:30pm.
    Saturday: 12 - 4pm.
    Sunday: Closed


    History

    The Cerritos Park Association donated this park on February 19, 1944. The donation was from a portion of Rancho Los Cerritos that had recently been subdivided and sold as housing developments. The park was named for one of the hometowns in Maine from which some members of the Bixby and Hathaway families had emigrated before settling in California at Rancho Los Cerritos.

    The master plan for the development of the park was approved in 1946, and the park was opened in 1950. The original plan included two tennis courts and three small buildings for staff offices, restrooms and storage. Two multi-purpose courts, two basketball courts, and playground equipment was later added.

    In 1998, the restrooms were rehabilitated with tile and new stall partitions, and the playground equipment was replaced with new equipment with funds from the Los Angeles County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Act of 1992.

    Amenities

    Basketball Courts, Community Center, Picnic Area, Playground, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts, Restrooms, Tiny Tots Program, Youth Recreation.

    Map to the Park

    Somerset Park