Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Recreation Park

According to Wiley's History of Monrovia, 22 acre Recreation Park was instigated by the Monrovia Day Association in 1921. The Association presented a petition with 1100 voters asking for a bond election to acquire enough property to be suitable for public recreation. Finally, on Tuesday, January 29, 1924, an election was held to provided for the issuance of $80,000.00 in bonds to build the park.

The swimming pool was built in 1925.

Construction on the YMCA started in July 1984 and it opened February 1, 1985.

In October 1984, the Community Museum Committee formed a foundation to raise money for the museum in Recreation Park.

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