California Citrus State Historic Park
By: Miaira Jennings
It’s no secret that Southern California’s climate make it an ideal location for growing citrus, and here at California Citrus State Historic Park, there is an abundance of beautiful trees and sweet fruit for your eyes and mouth to enjoy.
The park is an entire 377 acres, and 193 of those acres consist solely of a variety of citrus trees.
The Victorian style landscape and combination of fruit trees and tall palm trees provide a view that is the epitome of SoCal beauty.
Visitors can enjoy the outdoors at the quiet and peaceful picnic area complete with barbecue stations and an outdoor amphitheater perfect for shows, concerts, and presentations.
The Sunkist Center and its beautiful rose garden provide the perfect venue for events such as weddings and parties.
The Gage Canal, built in the 1880s, serves as an essential and affordable water source for local citrus farmers and is another scenic component of the park.
So, whether you’re looking to learn more about the history of Southern California’s citrus, or to experience the breathtaking scenery of the uniquely preserved landscape, California Citrus State Historic Park is the place to visit!