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hree square miles with over 32,984 residents, has experienced rapid growth in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, creating a balanced community, with a deep sense of pride in its accomplishments. The Stanton Redevelopment Agency has been extremely successful in improving the quality of life in the City through revitalization of its commercial and residential areas. Through public-private partnerships, major new developments have been attracted which promise to sustain the City for years to come

In early 1987, the city shed its longtime motto, "Crossroads to Vacationland," because it implied that tourists merely drove through Stanton to reach Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and the beaches.

Today, it's motto is "Community Pride and Forward Vision."

The City was incorporated in 1956 and has enjoyed growth and prosperity since that time. The City's motto - Community Pride and Forward Vision identifies Stanton as a place where innovation and pride in the community are an important aspect of life in Stanton.
City Flower: Bird of Paradise
City Tree: Jacaranda
6 city parks


Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11, 2009
Cinco De Mayo Saturday, May 3, 2009
Annual Car Show Saturday, May 17, 2009
Resource Fair/Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May 17, 2009
Department sponsored annual special events include a Snow Day, Spring Egg Hunt, Volunteer Recognition, Cinco De Mayo, Car Show, Resource Fair, Taste of Stanton, State of the City Luncheon, Summerfest, Family Fridays, Halloween Fun with Family and Friends, Senior Health Fair, Holiday Tree Lighting and Dinner t with Santa. Picnic areas, fields, hall rentals and meeting rooms are available for reservation.


Stanton Park
11111 Cedar St.
(714)379-9222 ext.270

Amenities:

* Playground equipment
* Park signage
* Picnic shelters and tables
* 1 restroom
* 1 drinking fountain
* Open green space

Approximately 5.5 acres in size.
Norm Ross Norm Ross Sports Complex
11111 Cedar St.
(Located directly behind Stanton Park)
Facility Reservations: (714) 379-9222 ext.270
Approximately 5.2 acres in size.
Park Amenities:

* 1 restroom
* 1 drinking fountain
* 1 lighted soccer field
* 3 lighted softball diamonds

Tennis Center Stanton Municipal Tennis Center
10660 Western Ave.
Facility Reservation: (714) 379-9222 ext.271
Approximately .50 acres in size.
Amenities:

* 6 lighted courts
* 1 drinking fountain

Hollenbeck Park Hollenbeck Park
North side of Cerritos, between Magnolia & Dale
(714) 379-9222 ext.270
Approximately 10.75 acres in size
Amenities:

* 2 playground structures
* 1 drinking fountain
* Exercise training course
* Open green space
* Walking path

Premier Park Premier Park
8340 Briarwood
(714) 379-9222 ext.270
Approximately .75 acres in size
Amenities:

* 1 playground structures
* 1 drinking fountain
* 1/2 Court basketball area

Stanton Community Services Center Park Stanton Community Services Center Park
11822 Santa Paula
(714)379-0129
Approximately .65 acres in size
Amenities:

* 1 playground structures
* 1 drinking fountain
* 1/2 Court basketball area

Zuniga Park Zuniga Park
10902 Date St.
(714)379-9222 ext.270
Approximately .25 acres in size
Amenities:

* 1 playground structures
* 1 drinking fountain
* Full court basketball area
* 1 hand ball court

Veterans Memorial Park 1
Veterans Memorial Park 2 Veterans Memorial Park
10970 Cedar St.
Approximately .16 acres in size

* Granite blocks with military seals
* Flowering Trees with raised planters
* Central Memorial Monument
* Wall of Inspiration
* Inspirational quotes

Harry M Dotson Park
10350 Fern St.
(714) 379-9222 ext. 270
Approximately 1.3 acres in size

* New Irrigation system
* Turf
* Playground equipment
* Park Signage
* Picnic shelter and table
* ½ court basketball area
* Open green space
Scheduled Completion Winter 2008

Pocket Park
Date Street & Katella Avenue
Approximately .19 acres in size

* Passive green



History
Stanton Field

Modern Stanton can trace its origins to one of the largest land grants made in California - a concession which covered over 300,000 acres of land. Manuel Perez Nieto, the successful petitioner, found his grant reduced approximately one-half following a protest by the padres of Mission San Gabriel. Upon Manuel Nieto's death in 1804, his son Juan Jose, took title to Rancho Los Coyotes and Rancho Los Alamitos. Following his confirmation of the title to the lands in 1834, then-governor Jose Figueroa proceeded to purchase Rancho Los Alamitos (28,000 acres) from Juan Jose Nieto for $500, or less than 2 cents an acre. He, in turn, sold the Rancho in 1842 to Don Able Stearns for $6,000. Stearns, born in Massachusetts, was one of the first American immigrants to arrive in California in 1829.
1913 Beach

In 1906 the Pacific Electric Railway began operations through the area. Within four years the train was so busy that they ran two cars, both ways; on holidays, they ran four cars. The people of Stanton found the Pacific Electric to be a great asset because it gave them a main line into Los Angeles for business purposes and made it easy for agents of the Stearns Rancho Corporation to bring prospective buyers out to see the land.
Phil Stanton

Prior to 1911, the community was known as "Benedict" but in that year the City of Anaheim proposed the creation of a sewage farm in this section of County land. The ranchers of the region reacted sharply to this proposal. With the aid of Philip Stanton of Seal Beach, the 16 square miles that was intended for the contemplated sewage farm territory was incorporated in May 1911. Although there are conflicting stories about how the town came to be known as "Stanton", it is probably named in honor of Phil Stanton who was a person of considerable means and influence.


Stanton remained an incorporated community until 1924. At an election held on July 22, 1924, the voters decided to disincorporate to allow the State to construct roads in the territory. On August 8, 1924, the City Clerk, Della M. Davis, filed disincorporation papers with the Secretary of State. The City did not reincorporate until 1956.
City Hall

On May 15, 1956 a successful election was held on incorporation. On June 4, 1956, the City of Stanton was officially incorporated under the general law form of government as specified by the State of California.

Upon recommendation of the Stanton Women's Civic Club in October 1959, the Jacaranda was selected as the City Tree, and the Bird of Paradise was selected as its City Flower. It wasn't until February 1989 that we adopted our City Flag.
New Housing

In recent years Stanton, now three square miles with over 38,305 residents, has experienced rapid growth in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, creating a balanced community, with a deep sense of pride in its accomplishments. The Stanton Redevelopment Agency has been extremely successful in improving the quality of life in the City through revitalization of its commercial and residential areas. Through public-private partnerships, major new developments have been attracted which promise to sustain the City for years to come.
Stanton Plaza

The City of Stanton, a municipal corporation, operates under the Council-Manager form of government and provides a full range of quality municipal services through its various operating departments and contracted services. As such, every citizen in the City is a stockholder entitled to be heard on City issues.

 

 
 


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