Charles H. Wilson Park

Charles H. Wilson Park, located in Los Angeles, CA, is a 44.1-acre park with sports courts, play areas, and picnic tables. The park is situated in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Charles H. Wilson Park is famous for its Aztec-inspired turtle fountain. The park was established in 1979.

Charles H. Wilson Park History

The area that Charles H. Wilson Park is located in was once home to farmers Francisco Moreno and brothers Juan Jose Bernal & Luis Bernal in the early 19th century. It is said that the Bernal brothers owned a vegetable garden on the land, while Moreno had more livestock.

Historically, the park was named after Charles H. Wilson who was the president of California State Parks from 1966-1969. The original name of the facility was "Studio City Park."

The park is said to have been created in 1979 when it opened with two tennis courts and one basketball court. It also had three children's play areas; however, one of them was later removed due to an increase in vandalism.

Charles H. Wilson Park Facilities

The park contains several sports courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball. On the northern part of the park are two ten-seat picnic tables with shaded areas underneath them. The southern part of the park contains an open area for baseball and softball games, and a lawn area with a large play structure. There is a food kiosk located at the main entrance of the park, as well as a parking lot.

The Charles H Wilson Park has many recreational activities for the community members to enjoy. The park contains a children's playground area and free Wi-Fi to enhance gameplay for those aged 13–18.

Charles H Wilson Park also has a picnic area that is surrounded by palm trees on both sides. The park has a small ornamental pond in the center that contains a replica of an Aztec-style turtle fountain purchased from Mexico sometime between 1910 and 1920. This turtle is the feature of the park, with many Instagram photos under its name.

There are multiple entrances to Charles H Wilson Park on both sides of Ventura Boulevard; however, only one entrance has a parking lot for cars. It is also possible to enter the park by foot or bicycle by using Goldfinch Street which provides direct access to Ventura Boulevard.

Charles H. Wilson Park Details

Sports & recreation area for jogging, volleyball, basketball, tennis, roller hockey & more.

Address: 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501

Departments: BKL Technology · Wolfe Enterprises

Phone: (310) 972-7760

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