Spreckels Memorial Park




Spreckels Memorial Park ~ Spreckels, CA

Spreckels Memorial Park
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Spreckels Veterans Memorial Building

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90 5th Street
Spreckels, CA 93962

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The Spreckels Sugar Company was founded by entrepreneur, industrialist, newspaper publisher, and railroad executive Claus Spreckels (1828-1908) in February 1899. He founded the company town of Spreckels, California, just south of the city of Salinas, California, in 1897...

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Spreckels Park Visitor Guidance

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The Canines of Spreckels Park


The Arch Duke and Grand Duchess of Spreckels

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I need a dog pretty badly. I dreamed of dogs last night. They sat in a circle and looked at me and I wanted all of them.
-John Steinbeck

Past years storm produces Snow above the Pastures of Heaven...

Sports & Games!

In addition to tennis on an illuminated arena, Spreckels Park supports baseball, softball, racquetball, volleyball, skateboarding, shuffleboard, handball, geocaching, basketball, running, jogging, walking, K9 training/games, and horseshoes.

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Spreckels is associated with the writer John Steinbeck, who lived and worked here for a time, and used the town as a setting in Tortilla Flat. (Spreckels was used as a location for the 1955 Steinbeck movie East of Eden.)

Steinbeck worked as a farm hand on the Spreckels sugar beet farm. During his summer work he noticed the difficult living conditions of his fellow workers, many of whom were migrant laborers. Years later those observations and the stories he heard the men tell would form the basis of his first great book, Tortilla Flat.

The Spreckels Park Playground and Monkey Puzzle Tree

The Monkey Tree (native to Chile and Argentina) acts as a sentinel to the Playground, one of the "Go To" points for the children in the park.

In the 1947 20th Century Fox film, 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir', the ghost in the film, former sea captain Daniel Gregg, (Rex Harrison), has a monkey puzzle tree growing in the front yard of his seaside house. Lucy Muir, (Gene Tierney), after moving into the house as a tenant, has it cut down for firewood, thinking that it spoils the view of the sea, and that rose bushes would be better. This infuriates the ghost who states that he had planted the tree with his own hands because he had always wanted to have a monkey puzzle tree. It's a plausible assumption that the writer of the story (Philip Dunne adapting from the Josephine Leslie novel written as R.A. Dick) chose a monkey puzzle tree, known for its gnarly exterior and as a living fossil, to represent similar characteristics to Captain Gregg.

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way."
-John Steinbeck

One of the many areas for a pleasant park picnic.

Full Beaver Moon (November) over Fremont Peak

Providing recreation to Spreckels residents and visitors with variety, knowledge, care, and pride.

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