Redlands Parks/Trails: Prospect Park

Prospect Park

Prospect Park is an 11.4 acre park located at 352 Prospect Dr. The park was founded in 1968 but has a history dating back to the 1880’s. President William McKinley visited the park in 1901 and upon viewing the city from a hill in the park, he claimed “This is a sight for the gods.” There is a small grass field in the front of the park and can act as a picnic area. This area of the park is a great place for clubs and organizations to meet for yoga and other activities. Within the park is the Avice Meeker Sewall Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 400+ people, and multiple orange groves. The theatre is home to the Redlands Summer Theatre Festival and attracts viewers and professionals from all over the country. Due to the rich history within the park, the site has been named a historic state monument and has been subject to speculation among the paranormal community that the park is haunted. (Click a picture below to expand)

 

Redlands Summer Theatre Festival

The Redlands Summer Theatre Festival is now in its 4th decade of operation and is a popular destination for entertainment by locals and tourists alike. The season begins in the second week of July and continues to the third week of August. The Theatre is surrounded by trees and provides a comfortable and safe environment for all. For those who prefer, attendees are welcome to take a free trolley ride up the hill to the theatre on performance nights. (Click pictures below to expand)

 

Kimberly Crest House and Gardens

Kimberly Crest is a historic Victorian styled house built in 1897 and is a popular tourist destination. The house was styled after a Victorian castle in Europe and the grounds were styled in the same fashion. This is another historic monument that is believed to be haunted. It is believed that the apparition of a young girl/women can be seen watching you from a window above the first floor of the house. The owners of the property provide tours of the House and its lavish gardens as well. For more information about Kimberly Crest House and Gardens, visit http://kimberlycrest.org/

Thank you reading this article! All photos were taken by my except the frontal image of the Kimberly Crest House.

-Matt

Sources

https://www.cityofredlands.org/city-hall/departments/quality_of_life/parks___open_space

Celebrating 50 years of Redlands’ Prospect Park will take you back to the 1800s

http://kimberlycrest.org/

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