RESEDA PARK c. 1960s
Vintage postcard - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
from Gary Fredburg 2015
One of the things I love most about the San Fernando Valley is how the public makes use of its parks and recreational spaces. From birthday parties to afternoon walks, the Valley's parks are beehives of activity. The Museum's files on the histories of our parks and constantly revised plans for their use, grow every day. Just this week, for example, The Museum's library has added a dozen yearbooks on Little Leagues in Granada Hills and Northridge.
A fascinating history of sports and recreation in the San Fernando Valley grows daily in The Museum's archives. From our treasured photographs of the first Valley bicycles (brought from Brighton, England by the Smith family founders of North Hollywood), to Frank Sinatra singing the Stars Spangled Banner opening a baseball game at Birmingham Hospital (now High School), to the arrival of AYSO soccer leagues, sports play a major role in Valley history. Our school football programs not only relate athletic history but genuine works of art.
comments by Jerry Fecht
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885