A brand new 46-acre park was dedicated to the people of Los Angeles and visitors from near and far, after 30 years of community advocacy, on December 10, 2022.
This 46-acre, mile-long, passive park has trails through the restored riparian canyon leading from the existing Palisades Recreation Center to the curb of Pacific Coast Highway. There is a meadow for relaxing and wide trails wind down the canyon, which opens up to an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. Along the way are eight informational interpretive signs to learn about the history, riparian and woodland habitat, coastal bluff environments, and regional fire safety. Eventually there will be a bridge connecting parkgoers to Will Rogers State Beach and the bike paths that lead south toward Santa Monica, and beyond. This site provides details to assist visitors with arriving, understanding the park's history and purpose, and explains why it was named to honor George Wolfberg.
PARK HOURS: SUNRISE TO SUNSET
What is a Passive park?
A passive park emphasizes the open-space aspect of a park which involve a low level of development, including seating areas and trails and recreational activities that are casual, not organized and competitive. This includes activities such as picnicking, bird watching, kite flying, bicycling, and walking.
It is not intended for active or organized sports. Those activities can and should be done at the adjacent Palisades Recreation Center located above close to the 851 Alma Real Drive parking lot.
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Interpretive Signs in the Park
The large lawn below the Palisades Recreation Center baseball diamonds is envisioned for family picnics, reading, sunbathing, and very informal play (playing catch, kicking a ball, frisbee, touch football).
Trails alongside riparian habitat restoration areas weave through the canyon. There is also a fire road. These are intended to be used by hikers, walkers, trail runners, disabled pedestrians, and mountain bikers. The fire road surface material can accommodate large-wheeled equipment such as emergency and maintenance vehicles, mountain bikes, larger-wheeled strollers, and wheelchairs.
Trails are available that lead to overlooks of the canyon and ocean.
Places to relax, visit with a friend, have a snack, or just enjoy the view.
Educational and interpretive signs. (See above!)
This park was designed with opportunities for future programming such as painting, drawing, storytelling, talks, and readings.
Funding for the bridge over Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) has been secured in the State’s budget: $11 million for a pedestrian over-crossing. The bridge will connect parkgoers with the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, as well as to the beach bike path that goes all the way to South Bay. The bridge is estimated to take about five years to complete, which includes design, permits and construction. Thanks to our State legislators Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Richard Bloom for this significant infrastructure investment.
A trail along the bluff side of PCH will connect the mouths of Potrero and Temescal Canyons. A Caltrans dirt road already exists there. Funding of $1.150 million for this pedestrian trail improvement passed the U.S. Congress and was signed by the President in December 2022. Next steps are reaching an agreement between the City and Caltrans, developing the trail’s design, obtaining a permit amendment, and construction. Completion is estimated to take 1 to 3 years. Thanks to our U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu for this Community Project funding.