Santa Ana Lawn Bowling Club
In 1935 & 1936 the 1st lawn bowling green in Santiago Park was constructed with funding from the Work Projects Administration (WPA) program. *
In the summer of 1938 the first lawn bowl was rolled. Popularity of the sport created a need for the second “green” which was constructed in 1952.
In 1954 a structure acquired from the Army Air Base in Costa Mesa and served as a clubhouse for 34 years. The current facility was dedicated on Jan 26, 1991. The first floor use is for Lawn Bowling activities.
* The WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Other funded projects including the iconic Dock Street Theater in Charleston, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, and the Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mt. Hood.