The latest renovations at Hillcrest Park are the restoration of the 1920's era Works Progress Administration (WPA) historic fountain and surrounding stonework completed in May 2018. The fountain project included major improvements to the Great Lawn and the barranca, and the creation of an inviting grand entrance on Harbor Blvd. The “Pine Forest Stairs,” which opened in 2017, features a network of seven-foot wide timber stairs, connecting Lions Field to Hillcrest Park. It attracts health and fitness enthusiasts and offers visitors new viewing decks.
Hillcrest Park Location: 1200 N. Harbor Blvd. Year Opened: 1922 Acreage: 37.8
Beautiful stone steps adorn Hillcrest Park, which served as an Auto Park until 1930. Centrally located in the City, this scenic park is filled with mature shade trees and large picnic areas that are perfect for any social outing. Scattered throughout the park are several war memorials dedicated to the Fullerton residents who served the country in a major war.
There are three rental buildings in Hillcrest Park; the Hillcrest Recreation Center, the Izaak Walton Cabin, and the Red Cross Building. In addition there are several outdoor facilities available for outdoor rental; the Hillcrest Terrace, the Pavilion, and the Upper and Lower Picnic areas. Weddings are popular on the front lawn, the bowl and the recently renovated Hilltop Lawn at the Reservoir.
Children and young adults can take part in the summer and after-school programs happening at the Hillcrest Recreation Center. which is located in the east end of the park on 1155 N. Lemon Street. For information about these activities, see the Parks and Recreation Department's Youth and Teens Programs.
Pine Forest Stairs
Great Lawn with Fountain
Hillcrest Recreation Center
Red Cross Building
Izaak Walton Cabin
The Izaak Walton Cabin serves as the meeting site of the Izaak Walton League, which is known as one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States. Rebuilt in 1998 after being destroyed in a 1990 fire, this spacious cabin can also be rented for special events. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 738-6575 for information on reserving the cabin for your special occasion.