Every year, youth from our community are killed in traffic-related collisions.
Provide a safe and centralized location for young people and community members to mourn
Raise awareness about safe driving habits to prevent future traffic-related deaths.
The Santa Clarita Youth Grove is a grassroots effort supported by the City of Santa Clarita and the Blue Ribbon Task Force. The Youth Grove is dedicated to Santa Clarita youth (24 years old and younger) who have died in traffic-related incidents, and provides a safe, centralized location for young people and community members to remember these youth.
The Youth Grove is for the Santa Clarita community – particularly our youth – to use, and to reflect upon the unfortunate consequences of drinking and driving, and of reckless driving. The City and the Blue Ribbon Task Force hope that, through this graphic and powerful reminder, our citizens will vow to be more mindful and responsible when getting behind the wheel.
Location: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Youth Grove, currently includes 107 names
To include a youth’s name, please complete and sign the release form. No later than June 30, 2019.
The City of Santa Clarita utilizes iPods to promote the Youth Grove’s message about safe driving. These iPods, with videos and brief stories about each of the 102 youth represented at the Youth Grove, are available for use at the site.
For information on how to access this program, please call (661) 250-3708
Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics and Community Involvement.
- California Park and Recreation Society’s Award of Excellence: Recreation and Community Services Awards - Neighborhood/Community Life
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. Don’t become a statistic. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t talk on your cell phone and don’t text message while driving. Drive safe, sober, focused, and buckled up. The life you save could be your own or your loved one’s.
Policy: Fresh cut flowers (only) may be brought and left at the Youth Grove, and these are discarded every Thursday. Candles, artificial flowers, stuffed toys, photos, and other such items are NOT allowed at the site; these will be discarded immediately.