Baldwin Hills and Urban Watersheds Conservancy Governing Board

Chair: Erica Blyther
Vice Chair: Qiana Conley Akinro

4859 West Slauson Ave #364
Los Angeles, CA 90056
(310) 202-3010 Phone


Executive Staff

David F. McNeill, Executive Officer  |

Leena M. Sheet, State of California Deputy Attorney General |

Gail Krippner, Grant Program Manager  |

Daniel G. Hernandez, Project Manager  |

Davette Butler, Staff Services Analyst  |

Board Members

15 Voting Board Members

Board SeatName
Secretary of the California Natural Resources AgencyLe-Quyen Nguyen (Designee)
Director of Parks and RecreationRichard Fink (Designee)
Director of FinanceStephen Benson (Designee)
Director of LA County Department of Parks and RecreationAlina Bokde (Designee)
Mayor of City of Los AngelesDeputy Mayor Nancy Sutley (Designee)
Mayor of Culver CityFrancisca Castillo (Designee)
Appointee from the South Bay Cities Council of GovernmentsCouncilwoman Katrina Manning (Appointee)
Member of the LA County Board of Supervisors representing District 2Laura Muraida (Designee)
Appointee of the Governor & LA residentJacquelyn Dupont-Walker
Appointee of the Governor & LA residentDr. Yolanda Gorman
Appointee of the Governor & LA residentRobert L. Jones
Appointee of the Governor & LA residentKeshia Sexton
Appointee of the Governor & LA resident*Newly vacant
Appointee of the Speaker of the Assembly & LA residentQiana Conley Akinro
Appointee of the Senate Committee on Rules & LA residentDr. Nicole Lawson

12 Non-voting Board Members

Board SeatName
Secretary of the California Environmental Protection AgencyPeter Garcia (Designee)
Executive Officer of State Coastal ConservancyMegan Cooper (Designee)
Executive Officer of the State Lands CommissionColin Connor (Designee)
Appointee of the Governor (Experience in Contaminated Sites “Brownfields”)Patricia O’Toole
Executive Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy*Newly vacant
Director of Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services DepartmentTed Stevens
Director of the LA County Department of Public WorksMarcela Benavides-Aguilar (Designee)
Director of the LA City Department of Recreation and ParksDarryl Ford (Designee)
Director of the City of Inglewood Parks, Rec and Community Services DepartmentThomas Uwal
President of the Board of Airport Commissioners of Los Angeles World AirportsBeatrice Hsu
Director of the LA Department of Public WorksErica Blyther (Designee)
Director of California Department of ConservationBrian Newman-Lindsay (Designee)

Park to Playa Regional Trail

You can currently hike or bike the Park to Playa trail from Stocker Corridor through Kenneth Hahn SRA.

A pedestrian bridge across La Cienega is scheduled for construction soon with completion projected in 2019.  This bridge will provide access from Kenneth Hahn to Stoneview Nature Center.

A new trail is currently under construction linking Stoneview Nature Center with the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.  This portion of Park to Playa will be open in the Summer of 2018.

A new section of Park to Playa is currently planned along existing trails from the parking lot at the top of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook through Culver City Park and out to the Ballona Creek Bike Path via Dusquesne Ave.  This section of trail will be complete in the Summer of 2018.

You can currently hike or bike Park to Playa along the Ballona Creek Bike Path from Dusquesne Ave to the beach at Playa Del Rey.

When completed Park to Playa will offer 13 miles of continuous trail.  80% of the Trail will be ADA accessible.  The entire trail will be dog friendly.

Getting to the Baldwin Hills Parklands

There are many ways to get to the Baldwin Hills Parklands including by car, bike, bus, rail, or even on foot.  

Public transportation is available via:  Metro Expo Line  |  Metro Green Line  |  Metro Local 217  |  Metro Local 212/312  |  Culver City Bus 4  |  Culver City Bus 5  |  Crenshaw Dash

The Link Parklands Shuttle is also available for 25 cents on weekends providing transportation between BHSO, Kenneth Hahn, Stoneview, and Metro Expo Line

Bike Access: The Park to Playa Trail, which is scheduled for completion in 2019 will provide continuous bike access throughout the Parklands.  Currently the lack of a pedestrian entrance to the Parklands from La Cienega can make access tricky.  The map below provides a work around.  Bike riders can go from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook to Kenneth Hahn SRA by taking Jefferson Blvd north to Rodeo Rd, make a right on Rodeo then a right on South Genesse Ave, left on Colosseum St, right on Duray Pl, continue straight on Sanchez Dr, then right on South Cloverdale Ave.  Park access can be found at the end of Cloverdale.

Parking: Parking is available throughout the Parklands.

Free parking is available at Culver City Park, Stoneview Nature Center, Norman O. Houston Park, and Stocker Corridor.  Kenneth Hahn has free parking on weekdays.

Paid parking is available at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook 7 days a week and Kenneth Hahn on weekends.

The map below shows bus, rail and bike routes that provide access to the Parklands.