city sign-ROSEMEAD

Rosemead is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 53,764. Rosemead is part of a cluster of cities, along with Arcadia, Temple City, Monterey Park, San Marino, and San Gabriel, in the west San Gabriel Valley with a growing Asian population.

Rosemead’s appeal as a new kind of small town in the heart of an urban environment  is accomplished by honoring tradition, uniting in diversity, and evolving for the future.  This is evident in Rosemead’s Key Organizational Goals which aim to: improve public areas including infrastructure and community facilities; enhance public safety and the overall community environment and opportunities for residents through programs, services, education, and recreation; and ensure the City’s financial stability in order to continually meet these goals and provide basic services to the community. 
Community Values – Our “Brand Platform”

People and businesses who seek the charms of a small town, in the heart of an urban environment.

We are today’s small town America – traditional yet diverse, a true neighborhood in an urban setting.

Because in Rosemead, neighbors share the traditional values and commitment to community that makes small town life so appealing, without losing big city advantages.

Familiar, Down-to-Earth, Established
Rosemead is in touch with where it came from and always honors its roots.

Neighborly, Warm, Friendly
Rosemead welcomes everyone who is committed to making the city better.

Vibrant, Up-to-Date, Flourishing
Rosemead is delivering what citizens need and want, and they are responding.

These “verbs” define the actions we take every day to deliver on Rosemead’s community values or “brand platform.”

In Rosemead, we honor our long tradition of community spirit and civic engagement. We preserve old traditions like the 4th of July Parade, and look to create new ones that will keep our community vibrant and appealing.

Our multi-cultural experience reflects contemporary American life. While we come from different parts of the globe, we are united by the traditional values of hard work, family and education that help our community thrive.

As we honor tradition, we are a modern small town that keeps its eye on the future. Our location in the heart of an urban environment means that we must continually evolve to meet the changing needs of our residents and businesses.

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Rosemead is served by two elementary school districts: Garvey School District and Rosemead School District. Each of these districts overlaps with a high school district; the former overlaps with the Alhambra Unified School District and the latter overlaps with a portion of the El Monte Union High School District.

15 West Alhambra Road
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 308-2200

San Gabriel High School (9-12)
801 Ramona Street
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-2352

Mark Keppel High School (9-12)
501 East Hellman Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 572-2242

Southern Community Adult School
7422 East Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 572-2280

2730 North Del Mar Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3400

Bitely Elementary School (K-6)
7501 East Fern Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3318

Emerson Elementary School (K-6)
7544 Emerson Place
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3333

Rice Elementary School (K-6)
2150 Angelus Street
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3348

Sanchez Elementary School (K-6)
8470 Fern Street
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3368

Willard Elementary School (K-6)
3152 Willard Street
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3375

Garvey Intermediate School (7-8)
2720 North Jackson Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3385

Temple Intermediate School (7-8)
8470 North Fern Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-3360

3907 North Rosemead Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 312-2900

Encinita Elementary School (PreK-6)
4514 Encinita Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 286-3155

Janson Elementary School (PreK-6)
8628 Marshall Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 288-3150

Savannah Elementary School (PreK-6)
3720 Rio Hondo Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 443-4015

Shuey Elementary School (Pre-K-6)
8472 Wells Street
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 287-5221

Muscatel Intermediate School (7-8)
4201 West Ivar Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 287-1139

3537 Johnson Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 444-9005

Rosemead High School (9-12)
9063 East Mission Drive
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 286-3141

El Monte & Rosemead Adult School
10807 Ramona Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 443-9491

El Monte & Rosemead Adult School
4105 North Rosemead Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 285-8220

Granada Child Center
3515 Granada Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 350-6179

University of the West
1409 Walnut Grove Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770


John Guess and his wife, Harriet, arrived in the San Gabriel Valley in 1852 in an ox-drawn wagon from Arkansas. They settled in 1855 on a 100-acre ranch called Savannah on the site of what is now Savannah School.Others followed, including Frank Frost and Leonard Rose. Rose purchased 500 to 700 acres to breed and train horses and called his place Rose’s Meadow, which was shortened to Rosemead and gave the city it’s name.Small truck farms and chicken and rabbit ranches became popular and the city incorporated in 1959.The quiet, pastoral lands are now crowded with businesses, industries, shops and some 53,000 people.Once a lush green pasture extending from the Los Angeles River east to the Pomona area, Rosemead was indeed a fine place for early settlers to raise fruits, vegetables, grain and feed.

Today, the city boasts that its goals include the improvement of quality of life offered in Rosemead in a business friendly atmosphere conducive to continued economic growth and prosperity.

The city offers a desirable and affordable community in which to live and a dynamic and expanding business sector that is an economic growth engine for West Coast commerce.


8838 East Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770
Telephone: (626) 569-2100
Facsimile: (626) 307-9218

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday:
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This facility is home to a number of administrative offices that oversee numerous City Business Units. City Hall is the place to visit if you need assistance from Planning, Housing, Building and Safety, Business Licensing, Finance, Human Resources and other functions.


8301 Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
Telephone: (626) 569-2292

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Public Safety Center enables residents to conduct public safety and law enforcement related services within the City, eliminating the need to have to travel to outside of Rosemead for assistance. The Center also plays host to numerous public safety community meetings, and other outreach programs designed to equip residents with safety and crime prevention tips.


The City of Rosemead is home to six small neighborhood parks, two large parks, and a sports complex. These facilities house a variety of recreational opportunities for the young at heart. Amenities include two swimming pools, a gymnasium, baseball/softball diamonds, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas.



3936 North Muscatel Avenue                           Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2251

The Rosemead Community Recreation Center is a multi-purpose facility ideal for wedding receptions, dinner gatherings, meetings, workshops, and other special occasions. Rooms are available for a variety of events and groups. We have rooms for as many as 300 people for dining. The Center also provides senior activities, adult education programs, preschool, and youth and adult classes.


9108 Garvey Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2212

Rosemead’s newest Community Center features a variety of beautiful meeting and event rooms that accommodate up to 180 guests for dining. Smaller rooms comfortably fit any community or business meeting. The Garvey Center is also home to senior activities, adult education programs, preschool, and youth and adult classes.

THE DINSMOOR HOUSE (Museum closed for Repairs but the outside yard is available for rental)
9642 Steele Street, Rosemead, CA 91770

The Dinsmoor house was once a private home that now serves as a place to showcase Rosemead’s history. The home was built in the late 1920’s by Adelbert Dinsmoor, son of Rosemead pioneer Raphael Dinsmoor. The City purchased the home in 1976 as a Bicentennial Project during our Nation’s 200th birthday.

The Dinsmoor Heritage House & Cultural Museum is a non-profit group that operates out of the Dinsmoor House to preserve and share the rich history of Rosemead. Once repairs to the facility have been completed, the group will continue its monthly tours of the Dinsmoor House and host a variety of annual special events. For more information, please call Secretary Julie Gentry at (626) 572-4564.

Garvey Park 
7933 Emerson Place, Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2265

Garvey Park is a great site for family picnics as it offers a number of shelters with barbecues. It also features a gymnasium, baseball/softball diamonds, two playgrounds, restrooms, and lighted tennis courts. Tennis courts are available to the community on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rosemead Park and 1/2-Mile Fitness Trail 
4343 Encinita Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770Rosemead Park Photo
(626) 569-2255

Rosemead’s largest park includes a swimming pool, three playground areas, a number of picnic shelters with barbecues, two lighted softball/baseball fields, restroom facilities, a 1/2-mile trail, and expansive open space. The shelters can be reserved for a reasonable rate and are first come first serve if they have not been reserved for that day.


Klingerman Park
8800 Klingerman Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2160

This neighborhood park is complete with picnic facilities and a playground.

Sally Tanner Park
8343 E Mission Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2160

This neighborhood park is complete with open space, a playground, gazebo, and restroom facility.

Zapopan ParkZapopan Park Photo
3018 N. Charlotte Avenue                                                                       Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2160

This park provides 7 acres of green space with picnic shelters, an outdoor basketball court, and 2 playgrounds.

Reserve a Picnic Shelter
If you’re planning a picnic, party, or family reunion, consider the beautiful outdoors. You can reserve a large or small picnic shelter at Rosemead, Garvey, Zapopan, or Sally Tanner Parks for a very reasonable rate. The pristine setting and various amenities make a park the perfect spot for almost any gathering. For more information, please call (626) 569-2160 or see the application below.

Rosemead Aquatic Center
9155 E. Mission Dr, Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2255

The newly remodeled Rosemead Aquatic Center features a 25 yard X 40 meter competitive pool. The pool has 13 competition lanes and water polo capabilities. The pool, although competitive in nature, is still available for recreational swimming.

Splash Zone at Garvey Park
3233 Kelburn Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2271

Splash Zone at Garvey Park is a water park experience that feature two large water slides, a splash play area, and a 2,500 square foot lesson pool. The Splash Zone is open for recreational use!

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