The Hurst Ranch is a 3-acre slice of pioneer history that sits in the middle of West Covina. It was founded in 1906 by the Hurst Family. It was originally over 150 acers but slowly it was sold off for homes, schools and shopping. Now it is a community resource for residents to explore and enjoy.
The mission statement is to preserve and present an active facility for community use which illustrates early ranching and community development in the San Gabriel Valley. Thus our Motto:
Preserve the Past... Harvest the Present...Plant Seed for the Future...
Our Goals are to:
- Create an imaginative, hands-on, dynamic cultural experience for the family
- Preserve and interpret a special part of the history of West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley
- Provide the community with a beautiful, functional and historically significant setting for community events, weddings, fund-raisers, corporate meetings, basically, a new gathering place for the community
- Educate community members about the pioneering and rural past and to instill a sense of pride in their heritage
- Create a pioneer learning center to provide school children with hands-on learning experiences
- Explore some of the values, like responsibility and a strong work ethic that governed pioneer life.