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White Point Nature Preserve
1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731  
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Region: Pacific
District: Harbor
Council District: 15
Neighborhood Service Area: Harbor

Phone: (310) 561-0917
Fax: (310) 548-7478

Facility Hours of Operation:
Nature Center: Wed, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm and
Nature Preserve: Open DAILY dawn til dusk.

Public Information: The White Point Nature Preserve features 102 acres of restored coastal sage scrub habitat, hiking and handicap accessible trails overlooking the ocean and Catalina Island. The Preserve is now home to the Nature Education Center, which opened in May 2010 and serves as a resource for students, families, and community groups from all over Los Angeles.

The Preserve, located in San Pedro, is owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. After the property surrounded by chain link fence sat empty for nearly 20 years, a community effort convinced the City to preserve the land.
A 25-year management agreement was granted to the Conservancy in 2001, and over the last nine years we have dramatically restored the site with the help of numerous volunteers, planting native scrub and grasses, and installing public trails. We also helped obtain a grant for the installation of eco-friendly permeable parking and interpretive signage.

The Nature Education Center is housed in a repurposed historic Cold War assembly building. The Center was made possible with the support of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Coastal Conservancy, and the Ibrahim El-Hefni Technical Training Foundation. A generous grant from Alcoa Foundation funded the creation of the interpretative exhibits and support from Major Family Foundation enabled the creation of four adjacent native plant demonstration gardens.

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