Centrally located adjacent to Highway 14 between Avenues K and L, Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park is a hub of community activity. From national softball tournaments and city events to company picnics to family reunions and children’s birthday parties, you’ll always find something happening at this tree-lined park that encompasses more than 63 acres. Formerly named Lancaster City Park, the Lancaster City Council approved the renaming of the park on October 25, 2016 to honor the memory and legacy of Sgt. Steve Owen, who died in the line of duty October 5, 2016 when responding to a burglary call. Sgt. Owen is known for his many contributions to our community and the larger Antelope Valley. He gave of his time unconditionally to local sports programs, his church, colleagues, special events, and family. His love for his family and community was paramount in his life.
In addition to an impressive activity center with a full kitchen, game room and auditorium, Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park is also home to eight lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and our Big 8 Softball Complex. The Stanley Kleiner activity center was built in the mid-1980s and named after Lancaster’s first Mayor.
A large, covered group picnic shelter is an excellent location for barbecues, and there are more than a dozen individual picnic tables conveniently located throughout the park. A favorite location for children, the tot lot features colorful playground equipment and oversized boulders where kids can test their rock-climbing skills.