lake at Thornton Park

Thornton Park

1801 W. Segerstrom Avenue


Carl Thornton Park, is a 32.83-acre city park located near the intersection of Segerstrom Ave. and Bear St. The park offers picnic areas, lake, ball diamonds, a fitness court and playground for tots/youth.


  • City park
  • 32.83 acres
  • George Upton All Access Park, formerly Kiwanis Barrier Free Playground
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Bike Trail
  • Restroom
  • Multi-purpose Field
  • 103 Parking stalls
  • Hiking/Exercise Trail
  • Basketball Courts
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Playground
  • Lake
  • Fitness Courts


  • Walking
  • Baseball/softball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hiking trails
  • Running
  • Full-body workout

Additional information

Reserve an athletic facility

Visit our Athletic facility webpage to learn more about reserving a facility at Thornton Park.

Park rules

The park is closed from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every day.

Prohibited activities:

  • Defacing park property (Santa Ana Municipal Code (SAMC) 31-2.4)
  • Alcohol and drunkenness (SAMC 31-2.1)
  • Smoking (SAMC 31-2.19)
  • Gambling (SAMC 31-2.7)
  • Fires (SAMC 31-2.6)
  • Firearms and dangerous instruments (SAMC 31-2.5)
  • Motor vehicles (SAMC 31-2.16)
  • Events and vending without a permit (SAMC 31-3)
  • Amplified noise (SAMC 31-2.10)
  • Unleashed animals and animal waste (SAMC 31-2.2)
  • Camping (SAMC 31-2.3)
  • Skateboarding, except in designated areas (SAMC 31-5)

Do not use this park if hazardous conditions exist. Report any hazards or damage immediately at (714) 571 - 4200.

Explore Thornton Park

walkways at Thornton Park
lake at Thornton Park
spiral slide at Thornton Park
fitness court at Thornton Park
playground at Thornton Park
ball diamond at Thornton Park
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