Temescal Gateway Park

Temescal Gateway Park of Los Angeles is located in the Pacific Palisades of California. It is one of the more popular parks in the Santa Monica Mountains. The entire park is 141 acres with oak and sycamore trees spread throughout canyons, ridge tops and along the trails. Several of the trails lead from Temescal Gateway Park to Topanga State Park. Also close by and accessible via Temescal Park is Will Rogers State Historic Park. Will Rogers Park is 20,000 acres.

The park has several amenities including moderate trails, grassy areas, picnic tables, restrooms, a camp store, auditorium, classrooms, and meeting rooms. Each summer the Earth Adventure Camp for children is held at the park near Temescal Canyon. The camp combines education and outreach programs. There is also the Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center that has space for 110 people. Furthermore, the Temescal Dining Hall provides a place to eat or host a reception.

Temescal Gateway Park was established for the Methodist Church in 1922 by Reverend Dr. Charles Holmes Scott. It was also during this time the Temescal Camp Store was built. By 1943 the land was used for a private retreat. In 1994 the land was purchased by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for the park.

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