L.A. is home to its share of massive parks—Griffith Park encompasses 4,310 acres, making it larger than both San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and New York City’s Central Park. In the mood for something…cozier? These four pocket parks pack a lot of personality into mere square feet.
At 145 square feet, this little guy is the city’s smallest designated pocket park. Grab coffee from Paramount Coffee Project down the block, pop a squat, and people watch. N. Fairfax Ave. and Rosewood Ave., Fairfax
The 0.06-acre park is nestled among the area’s grand homes. Once you’ve hit your Vitamin D quota, visit the superb Underground Museum a short drive away. Gramercy Park and E. Gramercy Park Pl., West Adams
Gage and Avalon Park
The park crams a lot of goods into a third of an acre: a playground for kids; a path for stroller-pushing parents; workout equipment for the fittest among us. 6301 Avalon Blvd., South L.A.
Motor Avenue Parklets
People St. is in the biz of turning parking spaces into seating areas and planters. Mint, cucumbers, and strawberries grow at both Motor Avenue locations.
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