Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park

5790 Compton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011
Council District:
9 – Curren D. Price, Jr.
Neighborhood Council:
Central Alameda Neighborhood Council
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8.12 acres


Picnic & Sitting Areas: A-
Landscaping & Natural Areas: Grade A-
Exercise Areas & Trails: Grade A-
Park Center Interiors: Grade A
Exterior Infrastructures: Grade A
Park Cleanliness: Grade B+
Restrooms: Grade C
Drinking Fountains: Grade C
Graffiti: Grade A
Unique Features and Facilities

The park offers unique features such as wetlands, a nature museum, outdoor auditoriums, and a walking loop.

Park Cleanliness

The park was free of graffiti.

Knowledgeable Staff

Park staff was friendly, informative, and knowledgable about park programs and park history.

Insufficient Way-Finding

Although there was a map of the park inside the park center, it was difficult to figure out one’s whereabouts outside in the natural areas.

Water Fountains and Restrooms

Two of the drinking water fountains along the walking path did not function, but this might have been due to the irrigation testing and repair. The restroom was not clean and lacked soap and paper towels. One stall did not latch properly.


There was litter around the park, especially around sitting areas.


Birding Walks, Earth Day, Environmental and Interpretation Class, Fall Harvest, Open for Field Trips, Passive Recreation Classes, Nature Crafts, Gardening, Camp Programs Offered, Nature Walks

Facility Features

Native flora and wetlands with walking paths, Nature Museum Hall with local nature exhibits, picnic tables, amphitheater, gardening boxes, and available renting space

How are Angelenos using this park?

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