CW Clarke (Shandon) Park

In 1934, a group of 5 individuals representing various local organizations were appointed by the community to explore the possibility of creating a community park.  After various discussions with the County Board of Supervisors and the County Planning Commission, contact was made about acquiring a park site from the Crawford W. Clarke Company ranch bordering the town of Shandon.  A grant deed of 500,000 square feet (approximately 11.5 acres) was given by the C.W. Clarke Estate, specifying that the county would operate and maintain the park with an area a little less than an acre reserved for the exclusive use of the Women’s Club.  In 1937, five graduate student from Cal Poly spent the better part of a week at Shandon drawing up plans for the park, including a swimming pool, trees, a sports field, etc. and shortly thereafter they broke ground.  The pool construction started in the spring of 1942

Today, C.W. Clarke (Shandon) Park continues to serve the community of Shandon and the surrounding areas.  It is a very large park with 2 group barbecue areas, a children’s playground, a sports field, a volleyball court, horseshoes and a swimming pool (open during the summer only).  This park is a great rest stop for those traveling on Highway 41 during the hot summer months.

 

Location

C.W. Clarke (Shandon) Park
101 West Centre Street
Shandon, CA 93461

CW Clarke (Shandon) Park

In 1934 a group of 5 individuals representing various local organizations were appointed by the community to explore the possibilities of creating a community park.  After various discussions with the county Board of Supervisors and the County Planning Commission contact was made about acquiring a park site from the Crawford W. Clarke Company ranch bordering the town of Shandon.  A grant deed of 500,000 square feet (approximately 11.5 acres) was given by the C.W. Clarke Estate , specifying that the county would operate and maintain the park with an area less than an acre be reserved for the exclusive use of the Women’s Club.  In 1937 five graduate student from Cal Poly spent the better part of a week at Shandon drawing up plans for the park, including a swimming pool, trees, sportsfield, etc.  and shortly thereafter broke ground.  The pool was started in the spring of 1942

Today, C.W. Clarke (Shandon) Park continues to serve the community of Shandon and surrounding areas.  It is a very large park with 2 group barbecue areas, children’s playground, sports field, volleyball court, horseshoes and a swimming pool (open during the summer only).  This park is a great rest stop for those traveling on Highway 41 during the hot summer months.

Location

C.W. Clarke (Shandon) Park
101 West Centre Street
Shandon, CA 93461

Group AreaCapacityFeeNotes
Cedar Details50Based on CapacitySmall group area with plenty of shade and close to children's playground.
Redwood Details80Based on CapacityLarge group area
Pool (with tot pool)180$90/hr2 hour minimum. Call to reserve.

Reservations / Special Use Permits

$9 reservation / transaction fee will be applied to each reservation or transaction made and consider the following when making your reservation:

  • You can make reservations one year in advance
  • Payment is due within 14 days of making your reservation unless otherwise specified
  • Have backup dates in mind
  • Most facilities are available from 8 a.m. to sunset
  • Know the approximate number of people attending
  • Amplified sound requires a special use permit & fee
  • Groups exceeding site capacity may require a special use permit & additional fee
  • Inflatable play structures require a special use permit & fee
  • Cleaning/damage deposit may be required
  • Vehicle entrance fees may apply at some regional parks

Contact Information

Park Reservations 805.781.5930, x4