Our Mission:

"To promote and support the economic, physical and cultural revitalization of the Fallbrook area."

Fallbrook Railroad Heritage Park

About the Railroad Heritage Park

Another rich segment of Fallbrook history will be brought to life with the development of

our newest beloved pocket park, Railroad Heritage Park. This park will honor the past and educate

a new generation about our rich agrarian past, present and future and the rail industry that

made it possible.


Located at the intersection of Main Avenue and Elder Street in downtown Fallbrook, the

purpose of this historical project is to bring awareness to residents and visitors of Fallbrook’s

important railroad history. It will be an area where visitors can learn, rest, and watch performances

on the waiting station platform.


The Fallbrook Village Association, in collaboration with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce,

Fallbrook Arts Inc.’s Art in Public Places Committee, the Fallbrook Historical Society,

Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, Charles E. Swisher Post 1924 VFW, and local residents, looks

forward to bringing this Railroad Heritage Park to Fallbrook. The park will be open to the public

with a replica of a waiting station filled with Fallbrook’s train history, benches for resting, a

loading platform that will serve as a performing area and an authentic caboose. Across Main

Avenue, a train mural on the “Merlot Building” exterior wall continues the theme where the train

crossed Main.

Fallbrook's Railroad History

The town of Fall Brook was originally settled by Vital and Anthony Reche in 1869 including the area that is now Live Oak Park.  In 1882 the California Southern Railroad was constructed from National City up the coast and traveled inland along the Santa Margarita River to Temecula and beyond.  Proximity to the railroad caused many settlers to move westerly to the town of West Fallbrook (now downtown Fallbrook).  A series of floods rendered a portion of the Santa Margarita River route unsustainable.  In 1916 the railroad, now under the ownership of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company, was rerouted to higher ground on Rancho Santa Margarita (Camp Pendleton) and into the town of Fallbrook, crossing Main Avenue in route to Fallbrook Station.  Hundreds of thousands of pounds of citrus fruit and avocados grown in Fallbrook's mineral-rich soil shipped to points across the U.S..  The Fallbrook rail line also served an important mission of transporting munitions from the Naval Weapon Station across Camp Pendleton to the coast during World War II, and other major conflicts.


According to the Caltrans 1982 State Rail Plan Report, “Fallbrook Junction” was officially

abandoned in June of 1981. The Fallbrook Train Station was torn down. The current Sheriff’s

Station stands in its place. Two storage warehouses that stood next to the Fallbrook Train Station

remain and are in use today at the Fallbrook School of the Arts on Alvarado Street.

There are still many “old timers” in Fallbrook who love to recount their memories of the

exciting days of trains going through Fallbrook. We want to preserve those memories.

About Us

Fallbrook Summer Nights 2017

"Off The Grid" Block Party @ 139 S. Main Parking Lot - 5pm

June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th

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Downtown block party @ Vince Ross Village Square - 5pm

July 21st, August 4th, August 18th

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Our History

 Founded in 1995, The Fallbrook Village Association is one of the largest 501c3 Non-Profits in Fallbrook, CA. San Diego County, as an attempt to give the Fallbrook community a voice with the county’s supervisors, created the association. 

Ongoing Projects

Railroad Heritage Park

Fallbrook Summer Nights
Vince Ross Village Square
Jackie Heyneman Park on Mission
Special Event Parking Plan
Traffic Calming
Gateway, Wayfinding Plan
Revitalization Committee
Fallbrook Community Forum 

Contact Us

President

Roy Moosa

The Fallbrook Village Association (501c3)

P.O. Box 2438, Fallbrook, CA 92088, US

(760) 723-8384

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