Shastice Park, located off of Rockfellow Drive and adjacent to the Mt. Shasta High School campus, was deeded to the Recreation and Parks District from the Siskiyou Union High School District in 1978.
This 38 acre park is a popular recreation facility featuring a lighted softball field, a multi-purpose field complex, tennis courts, several large picnic areas, a large playground, an off-leash dog park, the very popular Siskiyou Ice Rink, and the new Mt. Shasta Skatepark.
Future project development at Shastice includes enhanced playground areas and a new swimming pool. Over the years development at Shastice Park has been funded by California Park Bond grants, McConnell Foundation grants, Ford Family Foundation grants, Quimby Act funds, in addition to generous donations from Mt. Shasta Rotary, Mt. Shasta Youth Sports organizations, local service clubs and businesses, as well as many donations from families and individuals.
DID YOU KNOW – In August, 1964 the Recreation District’s goal to build a swimming pool for the community became a reality with the opening of the Harry L. Benton Memorial Pool. The culmination of many years of vigorous local fundraising, (spearheaded by Dr. Donald Ratley) and a generous donation from Mrs. Harry L. Benton (to her husband’s memory) made the construction of the pool on the Mt. Shasta High School property possible. Regretfully, after 38 years of operation the aging pool, in need of major renovation, was “retired” at the end of the 2002 season. The District has included the construction of a new-pool at Shastice Park in its updated Master Plan in anticipation of funding becoming available to make the project possible.