City Park Headquarters

Headquarters of MSRPD is located within the rustic, 26 acre Mt. Shasta City Park, one mile north of downtown Mt. Shasta.  Owned by the District, park facilities include four, scenic picnic areas, a Gazebo, a playground, and public buildings including:

  • Upper Lodge Recreation Center seats 185+, with a commercial kitchen, stage, restrooms, and a fenced backyard picnic area. More photos and rental details…
  • Lower Lodge is a nice building for smaller groups, classes, meetings and parties – especially kids’ parties! The building includes restrooms, a stage, small kitchen and fenced paved court out back providing extra user space overlooking the Headwaters Spring. More photos and rental details…
  • Rod and Gun Building is a rustic, but quaint facility set among tall pines, with wood floors & windows on all sides.  Available Spring through Fall.
  • The Dance Hall is the former home of the Dudes and Daisies Square Dance Club.  This charming facility is available for dances, parties and receptions.  More photos and rental details…

Facilities rentals, information and reservations.  Many community activities and events are held at the City Park year-round.  The park and facilities are used extensively for private rentals, sponsored clubs, public events, as well as numerous educational & cultural classes.  Click here for rental information…

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The park not only serves the recreational needs of our local residents, but also offers enjoyment to the many thousands of tourists who visit the Mt. Shasta area each year.  The Headwaters Spring is a highlight not to be missed.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the paved, ADA walkway around the picnic grounds.   Explore the nature trail by way of the Headwaters Bridge – leading you thru the the trees & adjacent meadow with the peaceful, meandering Headwaters stream as your guide as you wind your way to the south end of the park and the Lower End bridge – your kids will LOVE IT !!  

Pets are welcomed at the City Park, but must remain ON-LEASH.

Park-from-springStop by on your way up & down I-5 (northbound take the Central Mt. Shasta Exit , drive up Lake St., take N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. to Nixon Rd.) or (southbound take Exit 740 – watch for the first right hand turn at the bottom of the hill onto Nixon Road….the park entrance is just over the tracks) ……… get out & stretch your legs…….enjoy a nice break from your travels!

DID YOU KNOW – Beginning in 1920 Chico State utilized the park property as it’s summer campus for the Chico State Teachers College. Students were housed & taught in large tent-covered platforms until the park buildings were erected. The park buildings, still utilized today, originated from Chico State’s usage of the park from 1920-1943. The land was deeded from the college to the City in 1947. The Recreation Center building was originally used as the local National Guard Armory.  The City of Mt. Shasta deeded the City Park Property to the Recreation & Parks District in 2005.