Los Angeles State Historic Park

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Los Angeles State Historic Park

California

(323) 441-8819

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Overview

Los Angeles State Historic Park provides an extraordinary opportunity for recreation and education in the heart of Los Angeles. Within its 32 acres of open space directly adjacent to Chinatown, park visitors can wander pathways and enjoy a view of downtown, as well as discover and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles. Hargreaves Associates (a San Francisco based landscape architecture firm) won a design competition held for Los Angeles State Historic Park in 2006, and their design demonstrated the possiblilites for a world-class park. Hargreaves Associates and California State Parks are currently in the Schematic Design Phase for permanent development of the park. In the interim, California State Parks has developed a temporary, 13-acre portion of the park so that the public can enjoy the park now. Partnerships with educational institutions and community organizations allow for creative and innovative public events such as Junction (a multimedia project in cooperation with UCLA), the Red Nation Pow Wow celebrating American Indian culture, and Safe Moves 'Walk, Ride and Roll' which teaches kids how to ride bicycles safely and provides them with free helmets. State Parks invites you to engage in the past, present and future of Los Angeles at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Latitude, Longitude: 34.065842, -118.234441

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The pathways in the park offer a great place to take a short bike ride.

  • Historic Sites

    Free guided interpretive programs are offered at the park, including Junior Ranger programs and sunset campfires. A variety of interpretive and cultural events and celebrations takes place year round.

  • Picnicking

    Developed picnic areas are great places to have a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Seasonality/Weather

The climate in this area is mild, with a summer average of 85° and frequent late winter rainfall.

Park Partners

California State Parks Foundation

The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) was founded in 1969 by William Penn Mott, Jr., former director of both California's Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. With their 120,000 members, CSPF is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's magnificent state parks. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $170 million to benefit state parks. CSPF is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians by expanding access to the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities offered by California's 278 state parks--the largest state park system in the United States.

(415) 262-4400

Directions

Driving

There are several routes into the park's main entrance at 1245 North Spring Street. If you have access to the Metro Rail, the park is less than a block away from the Chinatown Station on the gold line. If you are traveling northbound or southbound on the 101F, exit Alameda Street, turn right at the off ramp and Alameda turns into North Spring Street. The park will be on your left. If you are traveling on the I-5 Freeway, exit Broadway, go west and stay in left lane. When Broadway splits in two directions, take North Spring Street to the left.

Flying

The closest major airport to Los Angeles SHP is Los Angeles International Airport, approximately 8-10 miles away. From there, car rental services are available. For more information, call 310-646-5252.

Public Transportation

Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority offers public transportation in the area, with rail and bus lines running seven days a week. For more information on fares and scheduling, call 800-266-6883.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(323) 441-8819

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