Located on the corner of South and Shasta streets, Monte Young Park features a children's play area, picnicking areas, open space, a public restroom, and a unique set of tennis courts facing east and west.
Mr. Monte Young
In 1964, a few months before the Morro Bay became incorporated, the City was collecting donations to help dredge areas within the bay. It was at that time a blank check (not to exceed $25,000) from Mr. Monte Young was given to the City to help maintain the Back Bay. As a show of appreciation the City named this small park after Mr. Young as thanks for his large donation to his community.
Within the past
10 years, several renovations have been made to this quaint neighborhood
park. Approximately 8 years ago, diseased and dying Monterey Pines were
removed from the north side of the park and replaced with Cyprus that
now make up a beautiful canopy for the park. In 2004, the aging play
structure was replaced by using state grant money. More recently, the
flooring in the restroom was replaced with a new material that is easier
to maintain and is more durable.