2021 Municipal Services
The Claremont City Council is comprised of five members elected for four years. The mayor and mayor pro tem are selected directly by the city council from among its members.
The mayor is the presiding officer at council meetings, with the mayor pro tem filling that role in the mayor’s absence. Both the mayor and mayor pro tem have the same voting power as any other council member.
Terms of office are staggered, with three members elected at one general municipal election and two at the next. Claremont now runs district-based elections, with one council person elected to each of the five districts. Residents vote only for candidates in their district.
The city council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Claremont’s Council Chamber, 225 W. Second St. Residents are asked to check the posted agenda or call the city clerk for current information. All city meetings are open to the public, except special closed sessions that deal with personnel and some legal matters.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Business calls: 626-7351
Emergency fire services call 9-1-1
Fire services in Claremont are provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Three fire stations are located within the city and Station 101 also houses a paramedic squad to handle medical emergencies along with the crews on the engines. All 9-1-1 calls originating within Claremont are answered by Claremont police dispatchers.
Station 101: 606 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont
Station 102: 2040 N. Sumner Ave., Claremont
Station 62: 3701 N. Mills Ave., Claremont
CLAREMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
570 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont
Non-Emergency phone number: 399-5411
All emergencies dial 9-1-1 or 626-1296 (recommended for cell phones in Claremont)
Lobby hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CITY OF CLAREMONT RECYCLING
The city of Claremont’s Residential Recycling Center is located at the city yard, 1616 Monte Vista Ave. Residents can drop-off paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, metal and aluminum. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours a day.
Do not discard household hazardous waste such as used motor oil or large household items such as furniture at the center. To schedule curbside collection for used motor oil/filters or to schedule a bulk item pickup, contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.
For information about disposing household hazardous waste, call (888) CLEAN-LA or visit www.888cleanla.com.
CITY OF CLAREMONT HUMAN SERVICES
Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont
399-5490 • claremontrec.com
Claremont Human Services aims to make life better through high quality programs and services to Claremont residents of all ages. Programs and services include recreation classes, afterschool centers for 7-12 graders, senior programming and lunch service, special events, park and facility rentals and more. Visit claremontrec.com to register for classes and excursions.
Call 399-5490 for details.
(Saturday before Easter)
Memorial Park, 840 Indian Hill Blvd.
The city of Claremont and the Rotary Club of Claremont sponsor this annual event which includes a variety of entertainers, crafts, contests, clowns, games, a petting zoo, as well as a candy egg hunt.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
The traditional Claremont celebration features a parade, 5K run, oratory, food booths, game booths, information tables, entertainment, family games and activities. Fireworks and a concert are held in the evening.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
The Monday Night Concert Series typically draws 3,000 to 5,000 people each night. This 10-week series is sponsored by both the city of Claremont and the Claremont Kiwanis Club and features a diverse selection of music while including a few traditional groups. Concerts begin the first Monday following the Fourth of July and end on Labor Day.
MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK
Summertime, schedule varies
The Claremont Police Department sponsors the family-friendly movie extravaganza. Each movie will be held in a different location, so call the CPD 399-5411 for details.
October 31 in the Village
The city and businesses sponsor this annual event in the Village, which provides game booths, costume parade and entertainment in a fun environment that is a safe alternative to traditional door-to-door “trick or treating.”
22 total on more than 1,740 acres
Some park facilities are available for rent.
7.4 acres at Grand Avenue and New Orleans Court. This neighborhood park features turf areas, natural plantings and a walking path.
18.2 acres at Indian Hill Boulevard and Scripps Drive. Home to the Youth Activity Center (YAC) and Taylor Hall, eight tennis courts, lighted baseball and softball fields, a basketball court, playground, picnic area and restrooms.
Three acres at 1899 Mills Avenue. Located adjacent to Chaparral School, this park contains a playground and soccer field.
CLAREMONT HILLS WILDERNESS PARK
2500 acres located at the north end of Mills Avenue. A wilderness preserve containing a system of fire roads used for hiking, biking, walking leashed dogs and horseback riding. During periods of brush fire danger or red flag warnings, the city will close the park to public access.
8.2 acres at 100 S. College Ave. Located just south of the Metrolink tracks, it is home to the Claremont Little League and the Pooch Park.
EL BARRIO PARK
3.7 acres in the 400 block of Claremont Boulevard. El Barrio Park features a basketball court, playground area, restroom building and a large open area.
9.7 acres on Woodbend Drive. Located adjacent to Sumner School, Griffith Park features two soccer fields, baseball fields, a basketball court, playground, two picnic areas and restrooms.
5.4 acres at Mt. Carmel Drive. Located in north Claremont, this park contains a “steam train” playground area, restroom building (handicapped accessible), and serves as a rest stop along the Thompson Creek Trail and Sycamore Canyon.
4.5 acres at Monticello Road and Sweetbriar Drive. Located in the northeastern section of the city, Jaeger Park has a large open turf area frequently used by youth soccer teams and includes a playground and picnic area.
JUNE VAIL PARK
5.8 acres at Grand Avenue and Bluefield Drive.
Located in the northeastern section of the city, this park contains a softball field, an equestrian ring, a playground, soccer field and restrooms.
LA PUERTA SPORTS PARK
10 acres at 2430 N. Indian Hill Blvd. La Puerta Sports Park is used year-round by organized soccer groups in the city. Includes soccer fields, softball fields, restroom facilities (handicapped accessible).
9.0 acres at 660 N. Mountain Ave. Located near Pilgrim Place and Claremont Manor, Larkin Park is home to the Joslyn Senior Center and Annex, and Larkin Community Building. Includes a softball field, half-court basketball court, playground areas, croquette and horseshoe court and restroom facilities.
Three acres at 881 Syracuse Dr. Located just south of the Hughes Community Center, Lewis Park has playgrounds, a family picnic area (handicapped accessible), basketball courts and restrooms.
1.1 acres at 520 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The city’s oldest, and smallest park, opened in 1926. The little park with the tennis court on Indian Hill Boulevard and Harrison Avenue was named for the Reverend JH Mallows, a retired minister, who lived to 100 years old and lived nearby. The park was improved during the 1930s by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) to include a restroom, racquet court and picnic area.
7.2 acres at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Memorial Park is Claremont’s primary community park. It contains the historic Garner House, which houses the Claremont Heritage office, and is the site for community events such as the annual Fourth of July celebration, and summer concerts in the park. The park also includes the Memorial Park Building, the bandshell, playground area, wading pool, basketball court, sand volleyball and tennis courts, picnic areas and handicapped accessible restrooms.
PADUA AVENUE PARK
The 24-acre community park, which opened in Spring 2010, is located on Padua Avenue in northeast Claremont. Amenities include open space, restrooms, two soccer fields and a trail.
RANCHO SAN JOSE PARK
1.3 acres in the 600 block of West San Jose Avenue. Includes a basketball court, playground, covered picnic area (handicapped accessible), walking path and off-leash dog area.
Corner of Harvard Avenue and Bonita Avenue. This park is located in the Village shopping district and includes the Claremont Lincoln University Community Performance Stage and a public art piece by former Claremont resident John Fisher.
144 acres. Sycamore Canyon is a natural area located north of the Thompson Creek Trail and features a tiered uphill climb to the Claremont Hills Wilderness park five-mile loop.
THOMPSON CREEK TRAIL
24.9 acres. This linear park is located at the northern end of the city and runs parallel to the Thompson Creek flood control channel. Its 2.8 mile paved trail is popular with walkers, runners, bicyclists and leashed dogs, and is accessible from Base Line Road, Higginbotham Park, North Indian Hill Boulevard, several cul-de-sacs and Pomello Drive. The parking lot is located on North Indian Hill Boulevard, across from La Puerta Sports Park.
ROSA TORREZ PARK
0.9 acres at the west end of First Street. Rosa Torrez Park includes a play station for children (between the ages of 2 and 5), spring riders and swings that are ADA accessible, and a picnic area with barbecues.
Seven acres at 626 Vista Dr. Located west of Valle del Vista School, Wheeler Park features the Wheeler Park Building, baseball field, playground area, basketball court and handicapped accessible restrooms.