Hopkins Wilderness Park was created in the late 70s as a center for camping, nature study and conservation. The park features four ecological habitats: forest, meadows, streams and ponds. Dirt trails meander through the park taking you seamlessly from one habitat to the next.
This nature park is a rare find in a place like Los Angeles. Your usual park amenities - like play structures and sandboxes - give way to more "wild" environments. Kids can practice balancing skills on logs carefully placed across streams, get up close and personal with any number of birds that call this place home, even go "hiking."
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