Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Eucalyptus Park, La Mesa
Located approximately 1 mile southeast of the La Mesa city center. It is located adjacent to the City of La Mesa corporate boundary at the intersection of Bancroft Drive and Mariposa Street.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed a motion on 8 December 1941 granting permission to allow military use of· county parks during the war emergency (World War II). No formal acquisition or disposal records are known to exist for the Army use of Eucalyptus Park. However, the park was used by the Second Platoon of Battery A of the Army 204th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft) as a bivouac area in 1942, or possibly as early as December 1941.

This Army encampment may have supported nearby observation points. There was apparently no use of. artillery at this site, although small arms weapons may have been present. There is no information or evidence that the Army made any permanent site improvements during their stay.


Source: Los Angelse District, US Army Corps of Engineets

Search our Site!
Search the Web Search California Military History Online
Questions and comments concerning this site should be directed to the Webmaster
Updated 8 February 2016