Historical Files Central Park

Huntington Beach Central Park is the city's largest park, consisting of over 350 acres. The park is located immediately next to the Central Library on Golden West St. and Talbert Ave. The park's amenities include a group picnic shelter, children's playgrounds, amphitheater, frisbee golf course, equestrian center, public shooting range, and two lakes. The par course walking path around the Central park features 18 exercises stations spread over a 1.2 mile loop.

Call (714) 536-5486 for reservations and more information.

Huntington Beach Central Park Scanned Historical Documents (in Adobe PDF)

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Central Park Maps and Pamphlets

Descriptive brochures that show the walking trails in the Central Park and various amenities available. See also 880118-8 1.1 MB and 080118-9 1.1 MB


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Huntington Central Park

Dedication June 15, 1974, A 30-page booklet covering the history of Central Park. Discusses early days from 1800s and the Slater, Preston, Morse, Huff, Gothard families.


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Shipley Nature Center

Article about Shipley Nature Center from June 1979.


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A Celebration of Life – Donald DeVies Shipley

A booklet used at the September 30, 1989 memorial service of Donald Shipley.  The booklet describes the life of Mr. Shipley along with many accomplishments credited to him during his life.


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Shipley is a place for a nature walk

A two page newspaper article by Wes T. Wilde from OC Register, May 3, 1990 about the Shipley Nature Center.


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Central Park is a refuge, despite construction

A one page newspaper article by Curt Seeden from OC Register, May 16, 1992 about the construction noise of the Huntington Beach Public Library expansion effects on Central Park.


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Measure C may thwart park plan

A one page newspaper article by Jeffrey Miller from OC Register, July 23, 1992 about the Measure C for Central Park.


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Compromise plan won't bring peace on passive issue

A three page article from HB Independent, Sep 3, 1992 by Morgan K. Sales about Central Park development.


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Huntington Beach Central Park Self Guided Nature Trail

A descriptive guide about flowers and plants in the park and Thomas B. Talbert Lake. Produced by Louise Calderon, Eagle Scout for Boy Scout Troop 870.


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Huntington Central Park

A document describing the various facilities and activities available in the Huntington Beach Central Park.  It also includes the Park Rules, and an annotated map of the park.


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Huntington Beach Community Services Facilities Bicycle Lanes & Trails, Library and Annexes, Recreation, Park, Beach and School Facilities

A tri-fold handout showing bike lanes, bike trails, and City and State Beaches with the City of Huntington Beach.  Also shown are the available recreation, park and school facilities at 76 parks and schools in the city

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