Stoneview Nature Center Natural Area Park (SNC)
Stoneview Nature Center is a five-acre outdoor sanctuary tucked in at the edge of the Blair Hills west of La Cienega Blvd. The park features walking paths with demonstration gardens that include native landscaping, fruit trees, medicinal plants, a berry patch and raised vegetable beds for community garden to table events. Fitness stations, a yoga deck, picnic tables and benches are stationed along the paths as well as an enclosed dome with live quail and a wooden structure for bees to inhabit. The site includes a building with a multi-purpose room, a full culinary grade kitchen, reception area and staff offices. Guest activities and programs revolve around themes of healthy food, healthy mind and healthy watershed. Yoga, cooking classes and nature walks are scheduled on different days during the week.
The project site was a former school purchased by the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority (BHRCA) in 2014. The Nature Center’s design and development was funded through a partnership grant of $5 million in BHC Prop 40 funds and $5 million in BHRCA Prop A funds totaling $10 million. The park was opened in April of 2017 and features a 4000-square foot LEED certified building with a multi-purpose room, a full culinary grade kitchen, reception area and staff offices. Stoneview Nature Center is a Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Natural Area.
Phone: Park Visitor Center 310-202-3001
Park Hours: 8 am to 5 pm daily
Parking: Free parking on site
Dogs: Allowed on leash