San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

Ordinary Citizens Provide Strong, Effective Input

“To me one of the great strengths of San Marcos has been the citizen involvement. Ordinary citizens have been invited and encouraged to participate in the decision-making process of government. The planning of both current projects and future of San Marcos have had strong and effective input from citizen committees ranging from traffic issues, the planning and design of parks and trails, to the design groundwork for the future downtown of San Marcos." - Kathleen Kildoo, Community Services Commission Chair