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Garfield Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Video

Garfield Community Center

Located at 501 N. Lacy St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Learn * Have Fun * Get Fit * Be Respectful

The Garfield Community Center is a joint-use facility made possible by the partnership of the City of Santa Ana with the Santa Ana Unified School District. Opened in January 2014, Garfield is a 2-story building that serves the surrounding Lacy neighborhood, Downtown, and the greater Santa Ana community.

Visit the center for information, community programming, recreation classes, computer use, special events and more!

For more information, contact: (714) 571-4288


Groundbreaking Ceremony

The City of Santa Ana and Santa Ana Unified School District held a groundbreaking ceremony, on October 24, 2012, to commemorate the construction of the Garfield Community Center, a new joint-use community center/multi-purpose room and school classroom project at Garfield Elementary School. Collaboration with the community was key to making this project a reality. Through extensive community outreach efforts conducted for the Station District housing project and Transit Zoning Code, the need for a community center in the Lacy Neighborhood was identified as a top priority.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

To celebrate an innovate approach to provide a new Community Center to children and area residents, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held, on November 18, 2013 at James A. Garfield Elementary School. The 2-story, 10,000 square foot Community Center was built in order to be jointly operated between the Santa Ana Unified School District and the City of Santa Ana. This partnership added much needed benefits to both the students of Garfield Elementary and families from the surrounding neighborhoods. The concept for this project was made by a coalition of residents that identified a need for a local community center.