Hollywood Lost and Found

North Hollywood Park
North Hollywood, California

In 1927, the San Fernando Valley town of Lankershim officially changed its name to North Hollywood. The same year, a $378,000 bond issue was passed to purchase 99-acre North Hollywood Park.

Located along Tujunga Avenue on both sides of Magnolia Boulevard, not far from where the 134 Freeway crosses the 101, the grassy park features many beautifuls trees, picnic tables and jogging paths. One of these paths on the South (and longest) side of the park was where Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) rode his precious bicycle in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" (1985).

Across Magnolia Boulevard on the North side of the park, there is a bronze statue of pilot Amelia Earhart, a resident of North Hollywood, who disappeared in 1937 while attempting an around-the-world flight. The nearby North Hollywood Library, built in 1928 on one of the park's acres, was renamed the Amelia Earhart Branch in 1981 to honor the famous aviator.

North Hollywood Park
Tujunga Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

7 October 2006

NoHo Arts District Website. <http://www.nohoartsdistrict.com>

North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Website. <http://www.noho.org>

Warning! Be careful when visiting the park - especially at night!

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