Big Tree Park is located at 665 South Santa Fe Ave. Glendora, CA 91741, directly across the street from Glendora Community Hospital.
|Big Tree History|
|Glendora is home to what is probably the largest Moreton Bay Fig south of Santa Barbara. The "Big Tree" was planted in the late 1880's by Mr. Edgar J. Owens, one of Glendora's early residents. The tree's botanical name 'Ficus Mactophylla' is commonly called Moreton Bay Fig and is named after the Moreton Bay Region of Australia where the species grows naturally. The tree is known for its large roots helping it reach 99 feet tall and 47 feet in diameter. After the housed that it shaded was torn down in the mid-1960's, the city took possession of the tree and in the 70's, converted the small block of land surrounding the tree into "Big Tree Park" Glendora residents affectionately refer to the tree as the "Big Tree". In October 2010, the city expanded the park and built a large gazebo.In 2016 the city expanded the park again to 15,000 square feet, replaced fencing, and updated the landscaping to be drought tolerant.|
|Big Tree Park is available to rent for family reunions, weddings, and corporate training/events. All reservations are for a maximum of 2 hours and include 50 chairs and 1 six foot table. There are no restrooms available at this park.|
|Security Deposit (refundable)||$200||$200|
Certificate of Liability Insurance is required for all events at Big Tree Park. This can be purchased through the City of Glendora Finance Department and MUST cover $1 million, please contact Finance at (626) 852-4819 for pricing.