3542 James Circle
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Hours: Sunrise to sunset, daily
Park phone: (619) 644-5492
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Directions: CA-125 to the Spring Street exit toward CA-94E. Turn East on Spring Street. Merge onto CA-94E. Take the Bancroft Drive exit and turn right. Then, turn left onto Kenwood Drive and take a final left onto James Circle.
Location Map (find park name in the left column)
Description: Bancroft County Park is a 4.37-acre neighborhood park just off CA-94 in the Spring Valley. On site is a rock house, built in the late 1880s for Hubert Howe Bancroft, a wealthy writer, editor and publisher of history books. The house has been labeled as a County of San Diego Historic Landmark thanks to its sturdy build and colorful history as a school house, a guest house and a fire-safe storage facility. The historic rock house is available to visit between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. - please call ahead to schedule your visit.