La Crescenta in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Crescenta Valley Park
During the years of private operation, the grounds held hundreds of elaborate German cultural celebrations, featuring bands, plays, dances, and parades, with literally thousands of participants each weekend. These festivities included weddings, church services, Easter celebrations, Mayfest, and Oktoberfest. A kitchen at the park, along with food and beverage vendors provided traditional German fare for every occasion. Although the private park was used for many joyful celebrations, it was also used for more controversial activities.
In the years before World War II, the park was also sometimes used for the promotion of Nazi beliefs through political rallies and
Although the events of the 20th century may seem distant, there continues to be a need to guard against all forms of hatred, racism, and totalitarian ideologies of all types. The American ideals of justice and equal opportunity still require our vigilant support.
In 1957 the private park land was purchased by the County of Los Angeles and folded into the larger neighboring Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park to the east.
Erected by Los Angeles County Parks.
Location. 34° 13.479′ N, 118° 15.501′ W. Marker is in La Crescenta, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Dunsmore Avenue Touch for map. Located south of the storm channel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3901 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta CA 91214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuna Canyon Detention Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sister Elsie’s Well (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bolton Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); McGroarty Home (approx. 2.9 miles away); Descanso Gardens (approx. 3 miles away); Doctors House (approx. 3 miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 3.1 miles away); El Miradero (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.