Los Angeles State Historic Park

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Los Angeles State Historic Park
Photograph: Courtesy CA State Parks

With 32 acres of open space directly adjacent to Chinatown, L.A. State Historic Park boasts an amazing view of Downtown. The park was once home to major events like FYF, Renegade Craft Fair and Hard Summer, but all went quiet with a major multi-year renovation that started in 2014. Upon its completion in spring 2017, the park redesign added drought tolerant landscaping, a scenic overlook bridge, an orange grove and a snack bar, Cargo.

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Venue name: Los Angeles State Historic Park
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Address: 1245 N Spring St
Los Angeles

Opening hours: 8am–sunset
Price: Free
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Haley S.
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Recently revamped to the tune of multi-millions, LA State Historic Park is a welcome respite in an area known more for warehouses and vacant lots.  While you might've visited in the past to check out FYF or Renegade Craft Fair, it's not the dusty wasteland it once was.  Wide spaces, green grass, trees (too young for much shade yet, unfortunately), and thoughtful landscaping to tip off visitors to the history of the land make it a worthwhile park to visit.  From the land's original usage as a train depot to the grassroots neighborhood campaigning that went on to preserve it as a neighborhood space, there's interesting facts galore to intrigue throughout the space.  Grab breakfast or lunch at nearby neighborhood classic Nick's Cafe--just across the street!  While there aren't easy connections to Broadway and the rest of Chinatown, they're hopefully in the works...