Brand Park

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1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 548-3782Fax: (818) 409-7099


Hours Of Operation

Daily: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Facility Description

  1. The 31 acre park is nestled at the base of the Verdugo Mountains.
  2. The park offers hiking and biking trails, basketball court, softball field, picnic areas, children's playground, and seasonal children's wading pool.
  3. In addition, the park has several picnic areas which provide a relaxing setting for an afternoon setting.
  4. The Miss American Green Cross statue at the trail head stands as a monument to the environmental movement.
  5. Brand Park is home to the following facilities:

For reservation & program information please call (818) 548-3782.

Brand Park History

  • What is now Brand Library was built in 1904 as Leslie C. Brand's home, Miradero, "a high place overlooking a wide view." Designed by Brand's brother-in-law, architect Nathaniel Dryden, it was inspired by the East Indian Pavilion built for the 1893 Columbian World Exposition held in Chicago.
  • On April 10, 1925, Mr. Brand died, leaving his estate to the City of Glendale upon the death of his wife, provided it be turned into a public library and park. Mrs. Brand died in 1945. By 1956, the mansion had been converted into a 5,000 sq. ft. library.
  • In 1969 an addition, a modernized version of the original Saracenic design, added 21,000 sq. ft. It includes an art gallery, a recital hall, a sculpture court, and Brand Park Studios. This addition was built as "the cultural showplace of Glendale," a role it plays to this day.
  • Today, a trail leads hikers to the Brand Family Cemetery marked by a pyramid where the family is buried along with their dogs, at Mr. Brand's request.

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