Friends of Hopkins Wilderness Park
A community coming together...
It's not easy to find a patch of wilderness in the South Bay of Los Angeles, which is what makes Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach so rare. For over 7,000 years the hilltop was used as a lookout by the native Chowigna tribes, and later into the 60's it was used as a Nike Missile Defense System site. But in 1977 the hill was converted into a wooded pocket park with 11 acres of trails, ponds and habitat for native plants and species to abound.
Unfortunately the park is recovering from a past fire incident with other aspects of the park in need of revitalization. Friends of Hopkins Wilderness Park was created in an effort to conserve and enhance this vital resource for the community, and organize the volunteer effort behind the park's revitalization. From community cleanup projects, native plant workshops and outdoor installations, learn how you can get involved in the effort.