The Laguna Hills Community was built on one of the richest fossil sites in the United States. This wealth of fossil resources was used as the theme for the development of the City of Laguna Hills Community Center.
Over millions of years, the Community Center and Sports Complex
site has evolved from a tropical bay to a deep marine basin, a shallow bay, a dense woodlands, and a grassy savanna. As you enter the Community Center, there are 5 noticeable display cases. These cases highlight the 17 million year old tropical embayment with its pecten reef, the deep sea that provided a calving site for early whales more than 7 millions years ago, and the Ice Age Saddleback Valley with its wooded hills and grasslands.