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The Pioneer Memory Garden

In the peaceful north west corner of the Park you can visit the Pioneer Memory Garden, which was dedicated May 1st, 1994.

The concept for the garden was formulated in 1991. At that time donations were solicited in memory or in honor of families who lived in Simi Valley prior to 1950.

A plaque in the garden lists those individuals to whom the Garden is dedicated.

Also located in the garden is a memorial in tribute to David L. Strathearn, Sr. and his sons Lloyd and Gordon, who were lost at sea in a plane accident in 1968.  This red-brick memorial was initially erected in front of the Strathearn House, but was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.  The monument was redesigned, and was re-located to this garden.

The garden was a cooperative effort of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and the Simi Valley Historical Society. 

If you'll look towards the center of the park, across the lawn, you'll see the white gazebo.  That is our next stop.

Tour of Strathearn Historical Park
  1. Welcome to Strathearn Park!
  2. Strathearn Park's Visitors Center
  3. The Montgomery Playhouse
  4. The Santa Susana Corner
  5. The Original Saint Rose of Lima Church Building
  6. The Strathearn House
  7. The Strathearn Family
  8. California State Historical Landmark #979
  9. The Simi Adobe
  10. The Colony Houses
  11. The Haigh-Talley Colony House
  12. The Printz-Powell Colony House
  13. The Hirschi Monument
  14. The Simi Library
  15. The Pioneer Memory Garden
  16. The Gazebo
  17. History of the Wood Ranch Area
  18. The Wood Ranch Barns
  19. The Currier Apricot Pitting Shed
  20. The Barbershop Building
  21. The Simi Store