Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area or "Hahn Park" is a state park and recreation area in the California Department of Parks and Recreation system. The Park is located in the Baldwin Hills, both a geographic landform feature and a southwestern district of the City of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

The park is managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. As one of the largest urban parks and regional open spaces in Greater Los Angeles, some call it "L.A.'s Central Park".


The Hills

The Baldwin Hills were part of the homeland of the Tongva Native American people, inhabited by them for over 8,000 years. .

In the 1800s the area was part of the Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of California era, with the Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes and Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera in and around the present day Park.

As Los Angeles quickly grew during the 20th century, only the rugged terrain of this section of the Baldwin Hills protected it from being developed.

In 1932 the area east of the park was used as the site of the first Olympic Village ever built, for the 1932 Summer Olympics, the 10th Olympiad which Los Angeles hosted. Los Angeles again hosted the Olympic...
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