Aldrich Park dedicated on June 6, 1984 July 30, 2012Posted by ucisca in Campus Scenes, Early UCI Campus, Photographs.
Tags: Aldrich Park, Central Park, Dan Aldrich, Thomas F. Riley
When the campus opened on October 4, 1965, the partially completed park in the middle of campus was called Central Park. It remained Central Park until 1984 when it was renamed Aldrich Park, in honor of Daniel Aldrich, who retired in 1984 after twenty-two years of service as UCI Chancellor. The renaming of the park was only one of numerous events that took place in the Spring of 1984 in honor of the retirement of our first Chancellor. The dedication of the 21-acre Aldrich Park occurred on June 6, 1984. Below is a photograph of Daniel Aldrich with former Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley (left) at the dedication ceremony.
AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 144.