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Elysian Park, Los Angeles

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#35 of 49 in Parks in Los Angeles
Elysian Park is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, encompassing Chavez Ravine, with a mostly low-income community of 2,600+ people. Besides the city park of the same name, Dodger Stadium is also located within the neighborhood, as are Los Angeles's first Catholic high school, an elementary school and the Los Angeles Police Academy.
The southeastern corner of the park is near the Los Angeles River at the location where the Portolá expedition gave the river its name in 1769. The first Europeans to see inland areas of California camped near this spot on August 2, and California Historical Landmark #655 ("Portolá Trail Campsite") is located at the Meadow Road entrance.
The park is the second largest park in Los Angeles at 600 acres . It is also the city's oldest park, founded in 1886 by the Elysian Park Enabling Ordinance. It hosted shooting as well as the shooting part of the modern pentathlon event for the 1932 Summer Olympics. In 1964 the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park was founded to prevent the City of Los Angeles from constructing the Municipal Convention Center on 62acre of park land.
In 1968, it hosted a hippie "Love-In."
In 2017, it hosted the Redbull Soapbox Race for Los Angeles.
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  • Beautiful park. Definitely not over crowded. Was nice to drive through and view the city from all sides. Beautiful palm trees and overall quite peaceful. Sadly, our joy over finding the trail to the....  more »
  • We visited this park while we visited Dodger Stadium. We found the trail that took us up to a vista where there is a tree swing. You can view the mountains as well as the Hollywood sign from there.....  more »

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