Stanton Central Park

Stanton Central Park is currently open with limited access to amenities, please see these FAQs for details: English FAQ, Spanish FAQ, Vietnamese FAQ.

Current Park Hours:
Daily 6 AM to 5 PM

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM

Splash Pad: The Splash Pad is currently closed to the public. 

Prior to the opening of Stanton Central Park, the City had less than 1/3 of the parkland recommended for a City its size!  In addition, most of the areas classified as “parks” were on Southern California Edison property and restricted mainly to grass. With this, and the goals of the residents in mind, it became one of the City’s missions to develop new parkland for its residents that provided a wide range of park facilities and uses. The City was committed to correcting the parkland deficiency in a fiscally responsible way that would use all available sources of funds for park development without using the City's General Fund, which is dedicated to providing vital daily services to its residents.

The result of this commitment is a beautiful facility, sitting on more than 11.5 acres of parkland, in the center of the City, filled with endless opportunities for active play; gathering spots for families; space for community events, concerts, and celebrations; and recreation activities for Stanton citizens of all ages.

And, of course, the City kept its commitment not to use the General Fund. Instead, it wisely used other available funding restricted for parks and innovatively partnered with private sector companies doing business in Stanton to help both build and maintain the park for decades to come; delivering Stanton’s largest park, with features designed by its own citizens.

Welcome to your park… Stanton Central Park.

Public-Private Partnerships Working At Stanton Central Park The City has successfully created a Public-Private Partnership Model specifically related to the on going maintenance and utility payments for Stanton Central Park.

Park Amenities:

  • Interactive Water Play Area
  • Reservable Community Building
  • Two Playground Areas
  • Four Tennis Courts
  • Skate Park
  • Bandstand & Plaza
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Three Reservable Picnic Shelters
  • Sports Field
  • Exercise Loop Trail
  • Two Half-Basketball Courts

Please see some of the items we don't allow at Stanton Central Park:

  • Parties of 15 or more without a reservation
  • No BBQ Grills
  • Food Trucks
  • Moon Bounce Jumpers.

Please contact the park office for more items at (714) 890-4268.


  • Dogs are welcomed at Stanton Central Park!
  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Leashes cannot be longer than 6 feet
  • Pick-up and dispose of your dog's waste

Picnic Shelter Reservations

Having a picnic or party at Stanton Central Park will be the highlight of your year! There are three reservable picnic shelters at Stanton Central Park.

Our shelters can accomodate between 40-50 people.

All shelters have access to electrical outlets, charcoal grills and a sink. Shelters can be reserved up to three months in advance and if available the day of as well.

The price to reserve the picnic shelters are as follows:

  • Residents: $100 refundable deposit, $75 for six hours. Total: $175
  • Non-residents: $150 refunadable deposit, $90 for six hours. Total: $240

Community Center Reservations:

The indoor community center is available for reservations and can accommodate up to 80 people.

  • Stanton Residents: $200 refundable deposit, $40 per hour, and $116 non refundable insurance fee.
  • Non-Residents:  $300 refundable depost, $40 per hour, and $116 non refundable insurance fee.

Non-Profit will receive the Stanton resident rate.

Reservations must be made in person. Please call (714) 890-4268 to check availability. We look forward to your call and enjoy your summer!

Background Information on Stanton Central Park Historical Background: In 1925, the Pacific Electric Railway, an electric interurban rail known as the Red Car, connected Stanton to Santa Ana and Downtown Los Angeles on the “Santa Ana” line. In the pre-automotive era, the Red Car was the easiest and most popular way to get to Stanton. The line passes within 250 feet of the Park Site. The Red Car was abandoned in 1950 as automotive traffic increased. The old downtown Stanton where the Red Car interurban railway stop was located, is about 1200 feet to the east.

Community Input: Numerous public design workshops and meetings were conducted by the City, allowing participants to voice their concerns and share their thoughts and ideas about their future park. Some of the more favorable ideas included play areas; picnic tables; seating; rest-rooms; shade structures; security lighting; controlled park access; open lawn space; and a health and fitness area.

Please see below for additional information: