The Parks Division maintains 14 established parks, which comprise over 143 acres of land, and all median islands along City streets. They also maintain the grounds surrounding a number of City facilities such as the Civic Center.
City-Owned and Operated Parks
Redlands Park Facility List and Atlas (pdf)
Measure 'O' - Open Space Bond Measure
Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission
Brookside Park, a 9.2 acre neighborhood park with picnic and playground facilities. The park is located on Brookside Avenue between Terracina Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue.
A 16.8 acre nature park with trails and open space planted with native California plants and a water conservation garden.
Location: San Bernardino Ave. & Church St.
An 18.2 acre park with lighted baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic and playground facilities.
Location: Wabash Ave & Independence Ave
A 7.5 acre neighborhood park with lighted soccer field, picnic and playground facilities.
Ed Hales Park
Location: 101 E. State Street
A 0.7 acre downtown park with picnic facilities. The park is located in the downtown central business district at State Street and Fifth Street.
A .6 Acre natural open space area.
Location: Parkford Dr & Redlands Blvd
A 27 acre park with a duck pond, picnic areas, lighted tennis courts and Redlands Dog Park.
Location: On Orange Ave. between Iowa St. & Nevada St.
An 18.4 acre natural park reflecting the history of Redlands. The Barton School House, a small farm, vineyards and orchard currently occupy the park. A trail winds past boulders giving an outline of the history of Redlands.
Israel Beal Park
Location: Colorado St & Riverview Dr
A 7.8 acre neighborhood park with open grassy areas, picnic areas, playground equipment, basketball courts, trails and nature study. The park borders the Santa Ana River wash at River View Dr. at Furlow Dr. and Colorado St.
Jennie Davis Park
Location: 923 W. Redlands Blvd
A 5.2 acre neighborhood park with picnic and playground facilities. The park is located at Redlands Boulevard and New York Street.
An 11.4 acre natural park with trails and picnic facilities. The park contains the Avice Meeker Sewall Theater, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 400+. The theater is home to the Redlands Summer Theater Festival. The park is located at Cajon Street and Highland Avenue.
Redlands Sports Park
Phase I is a 35-acre site located at the northeast corner of Dearborn Street and San Bernardino Avenue. It is scheduled to be open for soccer activity in early 2008. This phase includes 8 full-sized soccer fields with lighting and a basketball court. Off-street parking is accessible from Dearborn Street north of San Bernardino Avenue. The facility is reserved for scheduled soccer activity. Future phases are in the construction planning stage and will include 4 additional lighted soccer fields, 15 acres of open field and recreational space, and a softball complex.
San Timoteo Canyon Nature Sanctuary
A 40 acre natural preserve facility.
A 0.9 acre neighborhood park. The park is located at Garden Street and Rossmont Drive.
A 9.2 acre park at the Redlands Civic Center. This park is home to A. K. Smiley Public Library, a facility listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Lincoln Shrine, containing the largest collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia west of the Mississippi River; and the Redlands Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for approximately 4,000 persons where summer concerts are performed each Tuesday and Friday evening during July and August. The park is located at Eureka Street south of Vine Street.
A 23.3 acre park with open grassy areas, picnic areas, a playground, a stage/bandstand area, a volleyball court, a baseball/softball field, horseshoe pits, lawn bowling, and trails.
A 10.7 acre neighborhood park with lighted softball field, basketball courts, picnic and playground facilities.
The parks reservation page is located here: http://www.cityofredlands.org/qol/parks/reservations
If you have any questions, please call 909-798-7551 Ext-7. To reserve a park, please visit the One Stop Permit Center at least 7 days in advance of scheduled event. If the event's estimated attendance is 50 people, there must be reservation permit. If event is over 100 people, you must give Parks Division 30 days notice.
Map of Redlands Conservancy Maintained Trails
Santa Ana River Trail; Orange Blossom Trail; Zanja Trail Map
Orange Blossom Trail Plan (Large file - may take awhile to download)
In 1987, the citizens of Redlands passed a $7.2 million bond issue called "Measure "O." The money was designated for the purchase of land for parks, recreation, citrus preservation and open space, but did not include the development of the property. A citizen's group was appointed to an Open Space Committee which met regularly for nearly five years to review all possible land acquisitions and make recommendations to the City Council for their final approval.
In 1999, the last purchase of open space land was made to complete acquisitions under the Measure "O" Program.
Measure 'O' - Open Space Bond Measure
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission recommends to the City Council policies for the acquisition, development, and improvement of parks and open space in addition to duties relating to recreation. Regularly scheduled Park & Recreation Advisory Commission meetings are held bi-monthly on the 2nd Thursday of odd numbered months at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon Street, Suite 2. These meetings are open to the public.
Click here to view the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission Page
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