Sunkist Park…..Did You Know?
The area surrounding what is now El Marino School was annexed in 1949 as the Overland-Mesmer Annexation, listed as the 9th piece of the puzzle that became Culver City—through ordinance CS 75, which added the 384.800 acres (.57 of a square mile) to Culver City.
Blanco Way refers to R. J. Blanco, who developed Studio Village.
Segrell Way honors former Mayor A. H. Segrell.
In 1950, Bankfield Avenue was changed to Hayter Avenue by ordinance C.S.-130 "to reduce confusion" and "to serve the public interest."
Over the years .....
1953 El Marino Elementary School was opened
1954 Culver City purchased property from C. Cereghino for El Marino Park
1979 Sunrise (later Culver Park) High School opened
1980’s El Marino Elementary School was closed due to declining enrollment
1987 Sunrise High School became Culver Park High School
1994 El Marino was reopened as a language magnet, for Spanish and Japanese Immersion programs