Lacy Park, located at 1485
Virginia Road, San Marino, CA 91108, is a beautiful 30
acre park located in the center of San Marino between Virginia
Road and St Albans Road, and North of Monterey Road. Originally
Wilson Lake in 1875, the land was purchased by the City in 1925
and dedicated as a park. Within the park are open green areas
and many varieties of trees and shrubs. A picnic area is often
the site of musical concerts, civic events and pancake
breakfasts. Within the park are two walking loops: an inner
loop of approximately 3/4 mile in length, and an outer loop of
approximately 1 mile in length. Dogs are welcome with their
owners, providing they are on a leash and that their owners see
to it that the dogs mind their manners and that their excesses
are cared for.
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In order to preserve the beauty of
Lacy Park and to insure the availability of the Park to
residents and their guests, many different kinds of regulations
have been imposed.
The City Council requires group
reservations for civic, school, church, club or private
functions. Reservations must be made by obtaining a reservation
permit at City Hall prior to the time of the event and are
subject to the Park Director's and City Manager's approval.
Except for unusual and unforeseen emergencies Lacy Park shall be
open to the public every day of the year at the hours posted in
the park except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New
Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
The following regulations are
necessary and appropriate for the proper utilization of Lacy
1. The park is free to all on weekdays. On Saturdays and
Sundays a nominal fee is charged to non-residents.
2. Motor vehicle or motor scooters are not allowed.
3. Dogs allowed if kept on a leash (at all times) and under
full control. Leash cannot exceed five feet in length.
Owners must pick up after their dogs within five minutes.
4. Fires or braziers are not allowed.
5. Alcoholic beverage or drunkenness is not allowed.
6. Shoes with cleats, playing of hard ball, or the use of
golf clubs is not allowed.
7. Fireworks, explosives, archery, airguns, sling-shots,
hunting or trapping equipment, or firearms are not allowed
to be used or in one's possession.
8. Racing of bicycles, flying of model airplanes or
possession of any motorized racer is prohibited.
9. Parking of motor vehicles must be in designated and
10. Loitering in or around restrooms and littering of
grounds are prohibited.
11. Destruction, cutting or removal of flowers, shrubs,
plants or trees is prohibited.
12. Control of noise levels from stereos, radios, musical
instruments or any other source will be strictly enforced.
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The six championship tennis courts
and pro shop in Lacy Park are administered by the
TENNIS FOUNDATION, membership in which affords any San Marino
School District resident unlimited playing privileges on a
nominal annual dues basis. Non-members may play for a daily
court charge. Details on membership and fees may be obtained at
the Tennis Foundation office by contacting the Tennis
Professional at (626)793-1622, in Lacy Park.
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The Rose Arbor at the west entrance
of the park has special significance for the people of San
Marino. It is 60 years old and has long been a source of beauty
and tranquility to many residents. In recent years the care and
upkeep of the Rose Arbor itself has been augmented by private
donations from dedicated residents who have chosen to sponsor
individual posts. These donors' names are perpetuated with
bronze plaques. Information on this program is available at City