Buena Park is a city in northwestern Orange County, California, about 12 miles northwest of downtown Santa Ana, the county seat.It is located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Buena Park is bisected by State Route 91 into North Buena Park and South Buena Park. It is bordered by Fullerton on the east, Anaheim on the southeast, Cypress on the southwest, Cerritos and La Palma on the west, and La Mirada on the north. One of the things Buena Park citizens are proud of is that Buena Park is considered the center of the southland.
Buena Park’s E-Zone district, located along Beach Boulevard, is home to several well-known tourist destinations: the venerable Knott’s Berry Farm theme park and its sister water park Knott’s Soak City, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show, and a Medieval Times dinner show. Los Coyotes Country Club, located in the northeast of the city, boasts a 27-hole championship course originally designed by Billy Bell in 1957 and redesigned by Ted Robinson in 1998. The Los Coyotes LPGA Classic golf tournament has been hosted there. The 105-acre Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, nestled at the foot of the West Coyote Hills, is one of Orange County’s prominent parks.
Buena Park is home to one of the 13 special district libraries in California. The city is served by seven different school districts. Buena Park School District covers nearly the entire northern half of the city, which feeds into the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, while the districts of Centralia, Cypress, Magnolia, and Savanna serve the remainder of the city, feeding into the Anaheim Union High School District. Buena Park High School is the only high school within city limits. Kennedy, Savanna, Sunny Hills and Western high schools also all serve the city’s students, but are in either Fullerton, La Palma or Anaheim. Gordon H Beatty, Arthur F. Corey, Charles G. Emery (a 2011 Blue Ribbon Award winner), Carl E. Gilbert, Mabel L. Pendleton and James A. Whitaker Elementary Schools along with Buena Park Junior High are the seven schools that make up the Buena Park School District.