O'Melveny Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsO'Melveny Park
|Type||Urban park-Regional park-Nature reserve|
|Location||17300 Sesnon Boulevard
Granada Hills, CA 91344
|Area||672 acres (272 ha)|
|Operated by||Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks|
|Status||Open all year|
O'Melveny Park is a public park located in the Santa Susana Mountains, in the Granada Hills community of the northern San Fernando Valley, in the northernmost portion of the City of Los Angeles, California.
The park is named after Henry W. O'Melveny, in 1927 one of the original members of the California State Parks Commission. Originally called C.J. Ranch, O'Melveny Park was purchased in 1941 by attorney John O'Melveny of O’Melveny & Myers and later acquired by The Trust for Public Land and turned into a park.
It provides large grassy areas, picnic tables, and is known for its extensive hiking and horse trails and the stunning views they lead to. Near the entrance is a grove of citrus trees, nearly all of which are Grapefruit.
A caretaker resides in a residence in the park.
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