O'Melveny Park

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O'Melveny Park
Entrance to O'Melveny Park.jpg
Entrance
Type Urban park-Regional park-Nature reserve
Location 17300 Sesnon Boulevard
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Coordinates 34°19′N 118°31′W / 34.31°N 118.52°W / 34.31; -118.52 (O'Melveny Park)Coordinates: 34°19′N 118°31′W / 34.31°N 118.52°W / 34.31; -118.52 (O'Melveny Park)
Area 672 acres (272 ha)
Created 1973
Operated by Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
Status Open all year
Website http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/oMelvenyPk.htm

O'Melveny Park is a public park located in the Santa Susana Mountains, in the Granada Hills community of the northern San Fernando Valley, in the northernmost portion of the City of Los Angeles, California.

History

The park is named after Henry W. O'Melveny, in 1927 one of the original members of the California State Parks Commission.[1] Originally called C.J. Ranch, O'Melveny Park was purchased in 1941 by attorney John O'Melveny of O’Melveny & Myers and later acquired by The Trust for Public Land and turned into a park.[2]

The park

O'Melveny Park is the second largest public park in Los Angeles after Griffith Park. O'Melveny Park is managed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

It provides large grassy areas, picnic tables, and is known for its extensive hiking and horse trails and the stunning views they lead to.[3] Near the entrance is a grove of citrus trees,[4] nearly all of which are Grapefruit.

A caretaker resides in a residence in the park.[5][6]

See also

External links

  • Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

References

  1. ^ Colby, William E.; Frederick Law Olmsted (April 1933). "Borrego Desert Park". Sierra Club Bulletin. XVIII: 144. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  2. ^ Carl, Wilmsen (1998–1999). "Trust for Public Land Founding Member and President, 1972-1997: the Ethics and Practice of Land Conservation (interview with Martin J. Rosen)". University of California. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "O'Melveny Park". Nickelodeon Parents Connect. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Swanson Patrick, Deborah K. (May 2007). "The Quiet Majesty of O'Melveny Park". The Trust for Public Land. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Agenda, Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles" (PDF). City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. 
  6. ^ "O’Melveny Park Ban Leaves Track Clubs Benched" (PDF). ValleyVoice. 
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