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All it takes is a little rain…

Well now that we are a week out from our most recent rain storm, L.A. State Historic Park has responded graciously. There is a fine carpet of green blanketing the 22 undeveloped acres of the park and we can only hope that we see the sea of colors spring time brings, this coming spring, here in the park. For now, we just have to hope that we get more rain and the green shoots continue to forge ahead.
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FAQ: How long is the track at LASHP?

How far is it?

How far is it?


One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at the park is “how long is the track?” Well, the answer is 1.1 miles following the line on the image. To get a closer look at the google map click here.

Have a burning question about L.A. State Historic Park, email Thomas at tcarroll@parks.ca.gov and ask.

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Puppy Love

The north end of the parkA terrific perk of being stationed at the LASHP modular, aside from a one-in-a-million view of the downtown skyline, is watching the daily parade of canines that loop past our front window. Particular favorites – two Weimaraner pups that take a morning jog with their person, and no less than six enthusiastic tail-waggers handled in an amazingly orderly and well mannered fashion by their walker. The other afternoon, during a quick stroll through the marigolds, we met a grinning wire-haired fox terrier whom we were assured relishes his daily visits.

We love to see so many happy dogs and their people enjoying the park. And while we’re certain that your dog is always considerate and well behaved, others have been known to get carried away when allowed too much freedom by their people. Recently, we were notified by a concerned park user that endangered migratory birds Vesper and Savannah Sparrows were disturbed by dogs running off-leash through the north end of the park. While LASHP is designated as an historic park, protection of natural resources, for the enjoyment of visitors and a preservation of a healthy environment, is a primary concern of California State Parks. That is why you’ll often see our Rangers giving friendly warnings, and ticketing if necessary, to enforce the leash policy at the park.

To ensure the vitality of park habitat, your safety, your pet’s safety and that of fellow park patrons, please remember to keep your dogs on leash – and when passing the LASHP office be sure to wave hello to our Rangers and park staff!

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