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Shirley Smith

Whittier, CA

#82 Jun 10, 2013
kathy condon wrote:
the park was owned by my great uncle marcus cipes. i have pics and some info on the park. my mother jane bishop ran the boat ride around the 50s. i have many happy memories. my grandmothers house and my aunt and uncles house were across the field from the park where we spent alot of time while my mother ran the boat ride. love to hear about all the memories!
I grew up in Montebello and we were friends with the Youngs who lived on Layman. My dad use to take us to stream land when I was about 4 or 5 in 1959-1960. I remember the boat ride and the carousel and always being excited when he said we were going there. Thanks for the memories!
Keith Hokanson

Trona, CA

#83 Jun 10, 2013
I enjoyed the park for years. It is part of my childhood. Who owned the houses where the trout pond was? I remember two or three houses there.
Nora Phelps

Whittier, CA

#84 Aug 24, 2013
Wow Memories I grew up in Montebello till 1971. went to Washington and Freement Elementaries and Montebello Jr High ( the old beautiful build with turret towers on Whittier Blvd. My Parents took me to Streamland all the time and I remember the trout farm Legg Lake and Moreno Beach also Grant Rae park and the Pony rides on Beverly Blvd. I now live in WHittier california and was just at Legg Lake a few days ago and had some wonderful memories of the area. I moved away to Long Beach in 1971
Sara Sherman - Chino Hill

Corona, CA

#85 Jan 5, 2014
I recall the trout farm and every summer during the 70's we would go to Streamland Park to celebrate Huck Finn Day. It was a blast. I recall the fire department would show up every year on Huck Finn Day and pass out cold watermellon slices on a hot summer day. I lived on Beverly Rd and went to North Park Jr. High and El Rancho class of 79. Great memories.
Maria

Whittier, CA

#86 Aug 18, 2014
I remember huck Finn day and the fire dept would put out suds and suds of foam or bubbles I can't remember which it was lol
Cheryl

San Juan Capistrano, CA

#87 Nov 21, 2014
OMG, I just stumbled on this forum, and you all have brought back some great memories. I grew up next door - Santa Fe Springs, Santa Fe HS '68. Went to Streamland with family and friends in the '50s. I recall some of the boys catching the crawdads and guppies in the little stream. The rides were fun, but rickety. Ah, memories. And Legg Lake. I now live in San Clemente. Years ago, I was looking for any remnants of Streamland Park after a conversation with people from my old neighborhood who remembered going there. I don't remember when the place disappeared, but think there is a neighborhood park in PR called Streamland Park? Could it be located where the old amusement park was?
Paul Brewer

San Mateo, CA

#88 Nov 21, 2014
Cheryl wrote:
OMG, I just stumbled on this forum, and you all have brought back some great memories. I grew up next door - Santa Fe Springs, Santa Fe HS '68. Went to Streamland with family and friends in the '50s. I recall some of the boys catching the crawdads and guppies in the little stream. The rides were fun, but rickety. Ah, memories. And Legg Lake. I now live in San Clemente. Years ago, I was looking for any remnants of Streamland Park after a conversation with people from my old neighborhood who remembered going there. I don't remember when the place disappeared, but think there is a neighborhood park in PR called Streamland Park? Could it be located where the old amusement park was?
Howdy....Paul Brewer here...the guy who worked there & ran rides from '65 until it "self destructed".....sadly, where the amusement ride area, trout pond, and picnic grounds existed there are single family homes. Part of the old parking lot under the wire towers is not developed. Near the Pico Boys baseball fields is a nice little park called "Streamland Park".....BUT the original Streamland Park never existed there. This is being written by a guy (among a million other bits of lore) went down Durfee Avenue in a miniature firetruck driven by a midget (okay..."little person) to buy hay for a sideshow bull called "Elmer" that had three eyes and three horns...
Lil

Lincoln, CA

#89 Feb 16, 2015
WOW...I cannot believe i stumbled on this page. I grew up in Pico Rivera behind El Rancho. I have never forgotten Streamland park. We were there often with family for special events. My father worked at post office and had company picnic there and a live band that played "Tequilla".
My fondest memory of that amazing place, was the Fire Engine that pumped out bubbles, thick rich bubbles we got to play in. And of course, the Hammer.
Thanks for sharing your stories
Lillian
Lil

Lincoln, CA

#90 Feb 16, 2015
Maria wrote:
I remember huck Finn day and the fire dept would put out suds and suds of foam or bubbles I can't remember which it was lol
I just wrote about the bubbles. My brother won as Becky thatcher,,,,
Concerned Bystander

Los Angeles, CA

#91 Feb 16, 2015
We have a developer with such a screwed up development proposal that it actually uses a map that shows Streamland Park, but doesn't show Montebello Blvd. going through the hills! Makes me nostalgic.

I rode on one of the rides, and it gave me a big splinter in my butt! The operator offered our family another ride on the same ride for free! What a deal!
Mike C

Huntington Beach, CA

#92 Apr 24, 2017
Lupe Castro wrote:
Hi everyone who posted comments, I too grew up just down the street on layman ave. and have wonderful memories of streamland park,my Dad worked for the county and we would get free coupons to enter the park,was interesting yo know that some one remembered
Arnold the crossing guard, he actually lived on Isora next Eddie kyle's house, does any one remember a hamburger place on Washington and passons? also does anyone remember Scotties hamburger place on Rosemead and beverly? great to remember those great times, I still remember the last time the little or young rascals played there, all good.
Humpty's Dump was at Passons and WashingtonBlvd.
Paul Brewer

Belmont, CA

#93 Apr 24, 2017
Yeah....we called it "The Dump"...I even remember when the neon sign actually worked. Hung out at the mini golf and their little arcade. Sad news....Debbie Goodman who worked with me at Streamland (She operated the ticket booth) recently passed. We've maintained contact since the summer of '65 when we worked at Streamland.....PS...Layman ? Did you know Allison & Sharon DeLao ?
Sopr

Pico Rivera, CA

#94 Apr 24, 2017
The leadership decided to get rid of our history furthermore. The library has been replaced. I loved the old one and all the avocado trees that were as t Smith Park were cut down. The park is full of chain link fencing. I grew up I. The 70_80s. Still here. Some of the old teachers were see till here, z Mr. Balthazar, Mr. Aguilera p.e. teacher.
claj732

Rapid City, SD

#95 Jul 4, 2017
Streamland Park wrote:
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I thought That Hamburger Place Was Named Hickory Hop. Are You Joey Baja's Sister ?
the corner, i know where u are talking about. i went to durfee, north park, and el rancho. i am 59 early retire 4 me. in rapid city, sd most likely headed back west 2017. maybe chance florida. anyway i think a sign was up, hickory hop center. many years have past did not write these down.

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