13-Mile Park to Playa Trail Seizes the Moment in South Los Angeles

A new 13-mile regional trail opens in South Los Angeles, connecting various parks to the Pacific Ocean and providing additional opportunities for residents to enjoy outdoor recreation during a pandemic.

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November 5, 2020, 10:00 AM PST

By clementkhlau

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation / Park to Playa Trail

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parks and trails have become very popular destinations for people seeking respite and opportunities to exercise and be active. To the delight of Angelenos, a new trail has opened in Los Angeles County, offering yet another recreational option. The 13-mile Park to Playa Trail connects the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean via the Stocker Corridor, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Stoneview Nature Center, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, and Ballona Creek Bike Path.

The trail does not just physically connect various communities and parks to the Pacific Ocean, it also offers residents opportunities to connect with nature and with each other.

In its entirety, the trail represents a $23 million investment in outdoor recreation for the Baldwin Hills and surrounding communities. An additional $20.5 million was invested in new amenities along the trail, including in the development of the Stoneview Nature Center, Milton Street Park, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tree Grove, as well as the transformation of the community center at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area into a state-of-the-art Interpretive Center in addition to a variety of other accessibility, habitat restoration, and recreational improvements within the parklands. 

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