1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 548-3782Fax: (818) 409-7099
Hours Of Operation
Daily: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- The 31 acre park is nestled at the base of the Verdugo Mountains.
- The park offers hiking and biking trails, basketball court, softball field, picnic areas, children's playground, and seasonal children's wading pool.
- In addition, the park has several picnic areas which provide a relaxing setting for an afternoon setting.
- The Miss American Green Cross statue at the trail head stands as a monument to the environmental movement.
- Brand Park is home to the following facilities:
- Brand Studios
- Download the Brand Studios brochure
- Brand Library
- Whispering Pine Tea house & Friendship Garden
- Doctors House Museum & Gazebo
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.