Heritage Park


Opening of City Parks

Effective Monday, June 15th, all of our city parks will open for passive recreation only.
This means the basketball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, etc.  will be cordoned off and other amenities, such as the restrooms, will be closed. Lakeview Park and Santa Fe Springs Park will be open and staffed Monday - Sunday from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Little Lake Park and Los Nietos Park will be open and staffed from Monday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Staff will be available during these hours to answer questions from the general public. Friendly reminder, free meals for children will be distributed at Little Lake Park and Los Nietos Park. Visit our website for more information. 
 
Heritage Park will re-open on June 22nd , Monday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. for passive recreation. All amenities and restrooms will also be closed. Physical distancing of 6 ft. and face covering will be required.

Heritage Park: Park Buildings

Carriage Barn

Heritage Park's Carriage Barn once housed horses and carriages. Today it contains a museum filled with turn-of-the-century artifacts and memorabilia. Built in the 1880 by a Midwesterner named Hawkins, the Carriage Barn was reconstructed in 1987 based on photographs taken 100 years earlier.

Entitled "When the Air Was Pure and Money Grew on Trees", the Carriage Barn exhibition is designed to show how life was led in this region during the period 1880-1920. It is divided into sections or sets that illustrate the subjects of transportation (Horse and Buggy Days), education (Little Lake School Days), making a living (A Living from the Land), recreation and technology (Inventing a Better Life) and homemaking (Keeping a Home). Also in the exhibition is the Santa Fe Springs Mercantile, a four-passenger surrey, and a timeline. 

Tankhouse Windmill Building

Farmers once pumped ground water out of these buildings, using the wind for pumping power. The restored tankhouse at Heritage Park could still do this job today if necessary. The Windmill was constructed in 1880 in a Carpenter Gothic style to match the Carriage Barn.

The Plant Conservatory

English country gentlemen once built these structures as nurseries for the exotic hot house plants. Around 1870, Missouri transplant Eli Hawkins built one at his estate too. The Conservatory is a plant-filled room perfect for reflection and a popular backdrop for wedding ceremonies. 

Park Hours:

Summer: May - Late October;  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Winter: Late October - April;  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

• Site History   • Park Buildings   • Railroad Exhibit   • Tongva Exhibit   • Weddings & Parties   • School Tours   • Special Events

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View Santa Fe Springs Historical Photographs


Heritage Park 12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs, California 90670
Phone Number: (562) 946-6476   Park closed major holidays.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Other hours available by appointment.

Carriage Barn: Tuesday - Saturday; 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Railroad Exhibit Hours: Open Daily 12 noon - 4 p.m. School tours are available - call for reservations.

If you have any questions or comments about the Heritage Park, send us an E-Mail.