Brand Park Library | Glendale

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Brand Park Library - Event Space Overview

What is now Brand Library was built in 1904 as Leslie C. Brand's home, Miradero, "a high place overlooking a wide view." Designed by Brand's brother-in-law, architect Nathaniel Dryden, it was inspired by the East Indian Pavilion built for the 1893 Columbian World Exposition held in Chicago. On April 10, 1925, Mr. Brand died, leaving his estate to the City of Glendale upon the death of his wife, provided it be turned into a public library and park. By 1956, the mansion had been converted into a 5,000 sq. ft. library. In 1969, a modernized version of the original Saracenic design, added 21,000 sq. ft. It includes an art gallery, a recital hall, a sculpture court, and Brand Park Studios. This addition was built as "the cultural showplace of Glendale," a role it plays to this day.The 31 acre park is nestled at the base of the Verdugo Mountains. The park offers hiking and biking trails, basketball court, softball field, picnic areas, children's playground, and seasonal children's wading pool. In addition, the park has several picnic areas which provide a relaxing setting for an afternoon setting.

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1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Phone: 818-548-2184

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Brand Park Library Photo Gallery

Brand Park Library Doctor's House
Brand Park Library Doctor's House Driveway
Brand Park Library Doctor's House Gazebo
Brand Park Library Doctor's House Lawn
Brand Park Library Doctor's House Side
Brand Park Library Driveway
Brand Park Library Front
Brand Park Library Side
Brand Park Library Studio 1
Brand Park Library Studio 2
Brand Park Library Studio Building
Brand Park Library Studio Patio
Brand Park Library Japanese Tea House
Brand Park Library Japanese Tea House Back
Brand Park Library Japanese Tea House Bridge
Brand Park Library Japanese Tea House Front
Brand Park Library Japanese Tea House Front Lawn
Brand Park Library Japanese Tea House Pond

Brand Park Library Rooms/ Event Spaces

Whispering Pine Tea House & Garden

Whispering Pine Tea House & Garden
Seated Capacity: 250
Standing Capacity: 400

The traditional teahouse was built in 1974 through the combined efforts of the Sister Cities of Glendale and Higashi-Osaka, Japan. It is one of the few traditional Japanese Teahouses open to the public in the United States. The Teahouse represents the spirit of goodwill, lasting peace and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States. Given the name "Shoseian" or "Whispering Pine Teahouse" by the Fifteenth Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke School of Tea in Japan, the Teahouse is designated an official Tearoom. Dr.Yamazaki of Higashi-Osaka provided initial support for the Teahouse and Gardens. The Teahouse, which was designed by architect Hayahiko Takase, is a unique blending of western and eastern design and an apt expression of the spirit of cross-cultural community. Through recent cooperative efforts by the City of Glendale and Friends of Shoseian, the Teahouse was refurbished and established as a Landmark Building by the Glendale Historical Society. Nestled at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains beside a koi pond in a charming Japanese-style garden setting, the Teahouse is in a unique position to outreach to the community of Glendale and greater Los Angeles.The Japanese Friendship Garden surrounding the tea house is available for weddings and other special events.

Doctor's House Museum & Garden

Doctor's House Museum & Garden

The Doctors House was built in 1888. It originally stood at 921 E. Wilson Avenue, but was moved to its present location in 1979. Tours of the interior are offered every Sunday by docents of The Glendale Historical Society. The Doctors House lawn area and gazebo are available for weddings and other special events. Silent film star Nell Shipman lived in the house along with her family in the early 1900s.

Brand Studios

Brand Studios
Seated Capacity: 60
Standing Capacity: 130

The studio is 1,734 square feet in size. The Studios in Brand Park are available to the public for rentals on an hourly basis. Special events such as birthday parties, art workshops, small conferences or group meetings, lectures and film screenings are especially well-suited to this naturalistic setting. A variety of special interest, performing and visual arts classes are offered at the center for all age groups and abilities. There is also an outdoor patio overlooking the park.

Brand Park Library - Facility Rental DetailsPrice Range and ElementsPlease speak to one of our event coordinators for detailed pricing information.Included/ Available With Rental
  • In addition to event rentals, the Brand Park also offers hourly rentals for photography.
  • The tea house includes 100 white folding chairs for wedding ceremonies.
  • Restrictions/ Rules to Keep in Mind
  • There may be a minimum number of hours required pending the size and scope of the event.
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