Wilshire Park Pasadena, TX Daycare
If you are looking for the best daycare for your child and currently living in Wilshire Park Pasadena, TX, you’re in the perfect place! Our Pals Activity Center is just a 3-minute drive away from you!
From Wilshire Park, head north on Zapp Ln toward E Martha Ln, turn left onto E Martha Ln. When you reach Burke Rd, turn right. Just drive straight and you’ll reach our Pals Activity Center.
View our location in Pasadena, TX for more information, or see our map below for directions from Wilshire Park to Pals Activity Center.
Parents go from as far away as South Houston to enroll their children due to our school’s high standards and reputation.
Due to our closeness to Wilshire Park, many residents believe that Pals Activity Center is the perfect location for their child’s preschool.
About Wilshire Park Pasadena, TX
The Wilshire Park is one community of homes in Pasadena. It was established in the year 1923. The developer of the neighborhood was Charles Beatty. The district consists of three sections, the North Hills, Wilshire Park West, and Wilshire Park East. It is located in the northern part of Pasadena and is bordered by Washington Boulevard to its west, Foothill Boulevard to the east, and the Eaton Wash to the south. Curvilinear streets and tiny homes characterize the North Hills section. It was designed as a model subdivision with large lots, broad parkways, landscaping, and no alleys. The availability of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, childcare facilities, and well-regarded pre-schools is critical for families with young children. For families with children who work full-time, proximity to high-quality daycare facilities is critical, especially for those who have to commute.
Wilshire Park is a free public park in Pasadena, California. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Associates (FLOA) for William Pereira and Associates. The plan included an artificial lake fed by runoff from the Arroyo Seco watershed that would provide cooling during the summer months and serve as a recreational area for boating and fishing. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1968 at $8 million ($53 million today). Today Wilshire Park is still very popular among residents of Pasadena, who come to enjoy its natural beauty, outdoor activities such as walking or bicycling along the paved paths around the lake, fishing from the pier or paddleboats on Lake Ave., picnicking on one of the many available tables in the grassy areas, or just relaxing under one of the many shade trees.
Although not mentioned by name in this article, it refers to the original lake at Wilshire Park and not what exists there today (i.e., a dry roosting spot for local bird species). After only a few years in operation, the lake had several issues that required extensive repairs or outright replacement. In the end, rather than spend the money necessary to fix it, The City chose instead to fill it in and restore its previous state as an open grassy area, just like what existed there before 1962 when construction began on the park. Today, there is no lake or boating at Wilshire Park.
“But what does this have to do with the Arroyo Seco?” someone may ask? Well, read on…
During the early part of the 20th century, Pasadena suffered periodic flooding along its principal thoroughfare (Colorado Blvd). Erosion of the banks of the Arroyo Seco was also a significant concern. In response, city engineer Lloyd Aldrich designed a flood control project for the City’s stretch of the Arroyo Seco known as the Lower Arroyo Plan. While this plan was ultimately implemented in full, it wasn’t until eight years after Olmsted & FLOA were contracted to design Wilshire Park that the City began work on another of Aldrich’s pet projects: a large recreational lake in Lower Arroyo.
This ambitious $4 million project (a whopping $30 million today) was completed in 1969 and officially opened on April 13th, 1970. Dubbed “Lake Aldrich” by critics of the project, it was designed by William Wilson Wurster and Associates for Pereira & Luckman, who worked as a sub-contractor. Although small compared to some other flood control reservoirs around town (see Lake Avenue Plaza ), this one is quite large at 210 feet wide by 1,150 feet long and is intended for recreational purposes rather than flood control.
In 1971, the lake was renamed “Lake Los Carneros,” after a nearby street, to avoid confusion with the smaller Lake Aldrich in Lower Arroyo Park. However, the name didn’t stick, and today, it’s still most commonly referred to as simply “Lake Aldrich” despite being officially named “Lake Los Carneros.”
Today, most people aren’t even aware of the name change. I was pretty surprised when I first found out about it many years ago after having lived in Pasadena for most of my life. Several photos from before and after the renaming on display around town (e.g., Los Angeles County Arboretum ) reveal the confusion that still exists today. For this reason, I see no need to perpetuate the new name and will continue to refer to it as “Lake Aldrich.”
A number of the original structures from Lake Aldrich remain, including the pedestrian bridge from Wilshire Blvd.
The large earthen dam built as part of the LARP project can be seen here at left. One early criticism leveled at the new lake by environmentalists and local birders were that it would negatively impact a colony of great blue herons that had established a rookery at the site.
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