Recreation and Community Services

375 Campus Drive
Arcadia, CA 91066-6021

Tel:   (626) 574-5113
Fax: (626) 821-4370


Sara Somogyi
Director of Recreation and Community Services

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
    8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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Have you ever wanted a place where you could relax and unwind after a stressful week? Mountains at the top of Highland Oaks Drive.  A peaceful place that is great for families, small groups and even individuals.  Wilderness Park has a nature center with many animals on display and a pond to enjoy.  Come out and take pleasure in the wonders of nature that are located in your own backyard.


Wilderness Park Hike

Park Reservations

Wilderness Park is available for weekend day-use and overnight camping. Reservations are available to non-profit groups only and are currently being accepted for the 2019 calendar year. Refundable deposit(s) are due at signing. For more information, contact 626.574.5487.


Merit Badge Classes

The Boy Scouts and Wilderness Park have a history of being a great match.  A variety of Boy Scout merit badge classes are available including Indian Lore, Mammal study, Reptile and Amphibian study, Environmental Science, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Sustainability, Personal Management, Personal Fitness, Pioneering, Camping and Hiking.  Classes are held on Saturday. 

All scouts must have a signed Blue Card from their Scoutmaster prior to taking Merit Badge Classes.

For Merit Badge Classes please visit City of Arcadia Catalog


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