Acquired in 1974, this 44 acre park formerly housed a United States Naval Annex. It was purchased from the Federal Government with the assistance of former Congressman Charles H. Wilson; for whom the park is named. Mr. Wilson lived in the South Bay area for most of his life and always wanted to see a center in the area for sports and leisure activities that could be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Over the years, the City of Torrance has provided numerous enhancements to this ever-popular recreation area. It offers a host of facilities including:
- Handicapped Access
- Picnic Areas
- Children’s Play Equipment
- Fitness Course = .91 mile
- 4 Lighted Softball Diamonds
- 2 Outdoor Basketball Courts
- 8 Horseshoe Courts
- 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
- 3 Tennis Courts
- 2 Paddle Tennis Courts
- Batting Cages
- Roller Hockey Rink
- Skateboard Park (currently closed for repairs)
- Outdoor Amphitheatre with Pond (currently closed)
- Universally Accessible Tree House
- Live Steamers Railroad
- Indoor Sports Center
The Sports Center is 18,200 square feet and includes a gymnasium, 2 basketball and volleyball game courts, a Wall of Honor that was dedicated in 2008 for recognition of excellence in athletics, a multi-purpose room for charter clubs and recreation programs, 2 administrative offices for the Farmers’ Market Manager, and a landscaped patio/plaza.
Wilson Park is also the site of the Torrance Farmers’ Market, open every Tuesday and Saturday. Additionally, many annual events are held at Wilson Park such as the Halloween Carnival and Arts & Crafts Boutiques.
Check out our South Bay Calendar for upcoming events!