Building a Trail to the Ocean

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas dedicated the new Stocker Corridor Trailhead, the easternmost segment of the Park to Playa Trail that will connect the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean.

“The Stocker Trailhead provides a long-awaited and much needed amenity,” he said. “Now the residents of View Park and Windsor Hills will have a safe and efficient connection to the rest of the Baldwin Hills Parklands.”

IMG_2193 (1)“It is just a part of our plan to bring a variety of new recreational amenities – ranging from trails to community and nature centers – to the surrounding community,” he added.

Key improvements include a public fruit tree orchard designed by civic art partner Fallen Fruit, a direct connection to adjacent Reuben Ingold Park via a pedestrian walkway that can also accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, and a new parking lot.

IMG_2199 (2)Other features include California native trees and shrubs, water-smart irrigation, and formal entrances at Valley Ridge and Presidio.

Also present at the dedication ceremony were officials from the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, California State Parks and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority.

The Stocker Trailhead is part of the 13-mile Park to Playa (P2P) trail that will create a direct link from the communities of View Park, Windsor Hills and Baldwin Hills all the way to the coast. P2P is anticipated to be 90 percent complete by the summer.