King City carries its own hospital, airport, golf course, four swimming pools, a theater, college extension, a skate board park, racquet ball courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball court, its own newspaper and a radio station. These are only a few of the great things that the City of King City embraces.
King City High School Auditorium was designed by nationally known architect Robert Stanton, this auditorium is an architectural gem, carrying out the theme of classic Greek theater in its rotunda shape, Doric-style columns, and decorative bas-reliefs by nationally known sculptor Jo Mora. The auditorium was also built as a cultural center serving the entire Central Coast area of California. Begun in 1937 and completed in 1939, the building was constructed under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s plan to put men to work on worthwhile projects to turn the Depression around. The Stanton Theater has been awarded with a 2005 Art Deco Preservation Award from the Art Deco Society of California.
King City High School stadium received the “Best Blue Track Design” for the National High School Division, the highest award given by United Sports Systems and Tuflite Manufacturing.
The Salinas Valley Fair Grounds has two new barn shaped buildings, The West Building 52,000 square feet of covered flat exhibit space with a concrete floor and the Salinas Valley Fairground’s Rava Arena 60,000 square feet of covered floor space perfectly suited to equestrian events and other activities requiring dirt floor accommodations. Both venues can be configured to meet your needs.