Castle Park

You are here Home  > Miscellaneous >  Castle Park

A ghostly lady in a white dress and another apparition on a balcony above the Plaza Café have been reported. Also, Native American apparitions have been seen near the railroad tracks and doors have been known to close by themselves. The apparition of a fire burning in one corner has been reported by some witnesses.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!



Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.


Geographic Information

Address:
3500 Polk St
Riverside, CA 92505
United States

Get Directions »
GPS:
33.9029213, -117.46630679999998
County:
Riverside County, California
Nearest Towns:
Home Gardens, CA (3.6 mi.)
Pedley, CA (5.0 mi.)
Norco, CA (5.1 mi.)
Riverside, CA (5.3 mi.)
El Cerrito, CA (5.4 mi.)
Corona, CA (6.1 mi.)
Woodcrest, CA (6.4 mi.)
Mira Loma, CA (6.8 mi.)
Rubidoux, CA (7.3 mi.)
Glen Avon, CA (7.6 mi.)

close

Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Comments (7)

  1. Just Monday my friend and his group and I went after hours to go ghost hunting at Castle Park since we heard about it in shadow land.com and the gate to parking lot was open so we went in wandering the parking lot walking to the other end near the dumpster and within seconds I got a bad vibe something dark tense closing in fighting me making me panic and as I was experiencing this my male friend saw two things jumping in the park fields. Both his gf and I scared we asked to leave frightened by this feeling and heading back out I saw a white figure which I could not make out clearly sitting on the steps than move straight sideways to the left and his gf and I screamed she saying out loud exactly what I.just saw and we all held hands too scared to be apart feeling that something was walking behind us but didn’t look back until we came into the light

  2. Castle Park is not haunted. My great grand parents owned all the land from Polk/magnolia to La Sierra Blvd. what was once Castle Park use to be our Strawberry patch and and a apple orchard. In the early 70s my grands decided to sell the strawberry patch. Within 8 months 5 guys from Knotts came over to discuss price and was sold off within 2 months. Castle park started work in mid 75 and was open in 76. Sorry, no Indian burial ground, no deaths on our property, so no ghosts. Sorry to break it to you but I do get a good laugh while reading people experiences. If anything they are seeing headlights on the west 91. We also sold Kaiser our biggest parcel in 1982, and the rest to a hardware store, now Riverside County offices. Our family still has a wee bit of land on Polk near the end of the Kaider parking garage walking toward magnolia. Sorry to deflate your over inflated stories about the property.

    • I remember when it was just the Castle and a golf course and all the rest was Doi Farms. It’s amazing that your family has so much history there. However, for those that believe in apparitions they aren’t always present due to death on property. Some travel with objects such as certain props brought into the park or even with people.

    • My parents were friends with Ted Doi when I was a kid. He was always very kind to our family and I will always remember going to the Doi pumpkin patch every year. I still live in La Sierra but I sure miss the “old” Riverside that I grew up in. I still smile every time I pass the little piece of Doi’s that still exists quietly on Polk St. Thanks Ted.

  3. I hear you but all I keep reading about is that, our land was Indian burial ground, so all of these ghost stories keep getting fueled.lWhen I was young in the early 70’s I helped harvest late into the night and nothing was seen or heard except the 91 freeway. If you want a true haunting check no further than Disneylands Haunted Mansipn, I.E.: as you know people used to and still try to get away with spreading human remains on the tracks or maybe look into the table where the crystal ball is hung over, that is a truly haunted piece of furniture.
    Thanks,
    Robbie Doi

    • I vaguely remember Doing farm in Riverside where I grew up. I certainly wish we had more of the farm land back. I find it fascinating that you and your family have so much history within Riverside. Do you by chance have any old pictures of how that area looked that you are able to share?

  4. I remember how i used to hear my co-workers get all scared and tell stories about this lady in a white dress, a young girl, a young boy who likes to haunt the kid park an old man as well or something and like I would hear how people would see the lady and the young girl I always just brushed it off and thought nothing of it as long as it didn’t bother me I was good lol! Until one night… Sooo I was working a grad night shift and when I got there it was fine! The air felt light nothing happened it was just a normal park.. and just as the night went on things got really heavy like you can feel the air thicken and get really heavy and negative and just very uncomfortable and irrie and I went on my 10 min break and I was walking past this cafe we have and it was so dark and creepy i literally stopped walking and was looking around trying to figure out what was going on and just tried shrugging it off and walked to the break room and two girls were crying some of the guys were freaked out cuz they saw the ghosts and were scared and I told them about how i felt around the cafe and how odd it was and I just brushed it off tried to stay positive and then… I went back to my ride and the night went on and I think it was after I came back from my 30min break things got really creepy you can just feel it… And one of my co workers was telling me he saw a ghost on the train tracks and he passed right through her it creeped him out I kinda laughed and blew it off and then later i was running my ride and looked into these bushes we had and noticed this thing that was just there I had thought it was one of the kids cuz we kept hearing about the kids going into the tracks so i was like whatever but it stayed and I kept looking over and noticing and realized it was a figure of a women and I was like wait what!? No way!! Once again shrugged it off its just a shadow whatever its just there it doesn’t bother me and then a little while later all the kids were in the dance hall so no one was in the park and I heard what sounded like a scream i swear this all felt like slow motion it wasn’t just a regular scream it didn’t sound human it sounded very angry and frustrated and demonic so my co-worker and i looked at each other cuz he heard it too and i turned to my right and my supervisor was walking with a co-worker who’s a “paranormal investigator” walking towards the train and I started getting scared and I broke down crying I was horrified!! I had a freaking panic attack I couldn’t breathe I didn’t wanna be there I was so scared all I wanted my boyfriend there to comfort me and he wasnt there my co-worker closed his ride came over to me and hugged me and we both just prayed he helped me close my ride cuz I was not comfortable running my ride and we walked around to the other side for a bit and hung with other coworkers and they were all scared too another supervisor came over to check on us and saw me crying and let me just stay where I was for a bit then the other supervisor with the guy came back and we were all talking then he went to talk to the ghost and tell it to leave us all alone and stuff it was just a bad night I didn’t wanna go back and reopen my ride I was too scared but I had to.. I still had probably another like 3 hours to go it was just that dreadful feeling knowing the ghost is right there and it’s angry and stuff and I tried soo hard to work without being scared it was hard. But I pushed through it and at the end of the night I wanna say it was like 4-5am we got off I walked with my coworkers out got in the car and drove home I couldn’t shake it the whole next day it was hard

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.

 


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. HauntedPlaces.org makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.