Fountain Valley Heritage Park
Fountain Valley Heritage Park is located just west of the public library at the City of Fountain Valley Civic Center. The public park includes the area’s first real estate office, the Oda Japanese bathhouse and the Callen’s Ranch water tower. The park’s grounds include a gazebo and rose gardens, and is managed by the Fountain Valley Historical Society.
Backstory and Context
The Heritage Park is on a former horse ranch and the historical structures were moved to the property to save them from demolition. One of the newest additions to Heritage Park is the 1898 Courreges Ranch tank house, which was the oldest standing structure in Fountain Valley. The tank house was moved to Heritage Park in 2017.
The Fountain Valley Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1967 to preserve the community's history, manages the Heritage Park which was created in 1983.
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