Take in breathtaking views and hike through restored native habitat on this 500 ft. peak above Culver City, southwest of DTLA.
The 58 acre park is popular with hikers, joggers & runners and seems to always be busy, especially prior to sunset.
The park is just south of Ballona Creek and is open 8 am to Sunset daily.
Seasonal displays of native wildflowers, bird and wildlife viewing, picnicking and opportunities for kids and families to connect with the parks natural and cultural heritage are here for visitors to experience.
Visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the entire Los Angeles Basin, the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains.
From the architect: The Visitor center is tucked unobtrusively into a hollow near the summit of the park, its curving forms emulating the sculptural landforms of the site. Large polished concrete walls retain the hillside while floor to ceiling windows open the visitor center towards the landscape and expansive views of the city beyond. The center is comprised of three buildings; the first houses the exhibit space, a small theater, and meeting rooms; the second contains support spaces, bathrooms and a catering kitchen, and the third is an outdoor pavilion for special events that spills out onto an outdoor amphitheater formed from recycled concrete surrounded by landscape exhibits of native plants.
The main attraction at the park has to be the Culver City stairs. They are ALWAYS busy. An information sign posted at the trail entrance near the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Hetzler Rd. states that the staircase is 715 feet. If you want to have a fun workout with some of the best views LA has to offer, this place is for you.