The public on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m., is invited to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s passing by dedicating a Memorial Tree Grove in his honor at the highest point of the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
The 15,000-sq. ft. high tree grove features an obelisk that evokes memories of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and is inscribed with some of the legendary civil rights leader’s most inspiring words.
With sweeping vistas of downtown Los Angeles, the hilltop location will be an ideal space for peaceful reflection, and a highlight of the 13-mile Park-to-Playa trail currently under construction that’s slated to connect the beach to the Baldwin Hills by 2020.
Speakers at this event include Los Angeles County Second District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; civil rights leader, the Rev. James Lawson; Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson; and Department of Parks and Recreation Director John Wicker.
The event, which will commence with a Processional March, will be held at the east end of Janice’s Green Valley (downtown Los Angeles view).
Parking is available in the lower parking lots (near Gwen Moore Lake, the Hahn Community Building and play areas). Shuttle service will be provided up the hill to the event location.