Introduction to Villa Park, California
Villa Park History
Members of the Tongva and Juaneno nations were the earliest inhabitants of this area. After a Spanish expedition in 1769, the area was named the Valley of Saint Anne. In 1801, the Spanish empire donated acreage where several cities of today including Olive, Orange and Villa Park are located. In the 1860s, this area was known as Mountain View but it was renamed Villa Park when the post office was founded in 1962.
Villa Park and Nearby Attractions
- Air Museum planes of Fame.
- Pio Pico State Historic Park.
- Bolsa Chica State Beach.
- Carbon Canyon Regional Park.
Things To Do In Villa Park
Villa park offers attractions for everyone. There is the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, and also the Air Museum Planes of Fame, which houses a collection of aircrafts from different periods of history. There is also the Pio Pico State Historic Park, which was the home of the last governor of Alta - Pio Pico. The Bolsa Chica State beach offers a great deal of recreational activities including surfing, fishing, camping and bicycle riding.
Villa Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Ontario International Airport.
Villa Park Higher Education
Some of the centers of higher education near Villa Park are Chapman University, Santa Ana College, Bethesda Christian University, Irvine Valley College and California State University.