While the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is expansive – covering 308 acres to make it one of the largest inner-city parks and regional open spaces in greater Los Angeles – it also offers some spectacular views and is widely considered one of the best metro parks for those in the know.
This lush expanse of open and serene space offers something for everyone – a Japanese Garden, baseball and soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, a ten-station workout course, hiking trails, picnic sites, landscaped grass fields, four playgrounds,++ and a fishing lake. Even if you’re not in the mood to be overly active, you can enjoy one of eight picnic rental shelters or 100 tables throughout the park, or the eight large barbecue pits and 60 smaller barbecues to enjoy your time with family and friends.
One aspect that sets the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area apart from other city park areas is the more than seven miles of footpaths and hiking trails. The trails, which are quite popular, stretch from one end of the park to the other and provide some unique vistas of both the ocean and downtown Los Angeles. Along with a few flatter trails, others are sure to get your blood pumping a bit more.
For photos of what to expect when you get to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, view the photos posted on Yelp,Foursquare and the park’s official Facebook page.
The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, managed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, also offers plenty of amenities, including six restrooms and a community center with a small meeting room. Entrance for vehicles is free during the week, and $6 on the weekends and holidays.
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90056
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Phone: (310) 298-3660