Our History


1873 picture of historic plaza looking east with brick water tank in the center. In the lower left, facing Main Street, is La Placita, the city’s first church.

El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA) was founded in 1982 as a volunteer group dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic plaza and buildings for education and culture.

EPPA does not have a paid staff. Contributed funds go directly to accomplish our mission.

The Board of Directors meets monthly to set goals and approve major projects.Members and sponsors are invited to special events and opening functions. To become a member, a sponsor, or to just contribute, go to: donate.

El Pueblo Park Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity tax ID # 95-3842289. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.