Sailboats on Lake Evans, 1985 Photo: Pat Stewart
Riverside, California: Fairmount Park
part of the Riverside community since the founding of the city in
1870, Fairmount Park had a 1998 Centennial rededication that
featured an old-fashioned community picnic, a display of historical
photographs and memorabilia, and a time capsule to be opened in 50
years. Landscape design of the park was done by the famed Olsted
brothers in 1911, and the Fairmount Park Committee strives to the
retain the prized natural look. Over the years the park has grown
from 30 acres to over 200, and is remarkable for a California city
park in that it has several lakes, Lake Evans and Fairmount Lake,
within its perimeter.
Included in project documentation are a spiral-bound
booklet: "Fairmount Park: Riverside's Treasure"; 26 photos of the
Park, its Centennial, and the time capsule; the history and mission
of the Fairmount Park Citizens Committee and a list of projects
accomplished; a list of organizations and people who participated
in the Park's Centennial Celebration; a flyer/program/map of the
Centennial event; a time capsule "Letter to the Future"; and copies
of newspaper articles.
Originally submitted by: Ken Calvert, Representative (43rd District).
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