27 Jul 2007

Remembering When ~ In Good Old Brea’s City Hall Park

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brea-museum-small.JPGA day in the park can be like step back in time, maybe a time when we lived in simpler times. Brea’s City Hall Park is just one of those places. I love this little park. It continues to be a place for family fun and offers a glimpse of yester-year in our community of Brea.The park is located on Brea Blvd. in what at one time was considered the heart of the city. In 1929 it was home to the original Civic Center, Brea’s Police Station and the jail. The old Police Station continues to stand today as a museum and home to Brea’s Historical Society. Famous visitors from the past included a future President, Richard M. Nixon who addressed a local audience during a campaign stop in the 1950’s.

Looking across the park is Brea’s Famous Plunge. How many times have you heard of a public pool plunge_ful_vu-2-rvsd.JPGreferred to as a plunge? The name itself sounds like a flashback in time.The plunge is one of the oldest continually operated pools in the OC. I took this photo a couple of months ago, it was like a sea of bobbing heads in perpetual motion.

Just beyond the pool is the brightly colored playground equipment. This is about the only area of the park that would remind you we’re in the 2000.’s. No doubt it’s been updated over the years for the safety of the Brea’s youngest citizens.

The gazebo is home to performances of touring musical groups every summer in a series of summer concerts in the park on Wednesdays. It’s a great way to be outdoors enjoying our great summer weather, enjoying an evening picnic, greeting old friends while listening to lively music.

The building on the north side of the park is the former Civic Center itself. It’s a Mission Style Art Deco design. Today it’s our Scout Center for both the boy and girls. If you have the time, pay a visit to this wonderful place. Just relax and step back in time and remembering when it seemed like we lived in simpler times.

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