Hancock Park

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Hancock Park
Type Urban park
Location 5800 block of Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°03′49″N 118°21′25″W / 34.063632°N 118.356823°W / 34.063632; -118.356823Coordinates: 34°03′49″N 118°21′25″W / 34.063632°N 118.356823°W / 34.063632; -118.356823
Operated by Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
Official name: Hancock Park La Brea[1]
Reference No. 170

Hancock Park is a park in the Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, California, area, which is the location of the La Brea Tar Pits, the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The park does not, however, lie within the Hancock Park neighborhood which is approximately one mile to the east. The park is named after George Allen Hancock.[2]

The park is registered as California Historical Landmark #170.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Hancock Park". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Died". Time magazine. June 11, 1965. Retrieved 2010-03-27. "George Allen Hancock, 89, California oilman and philanthropist, who inherited a 3,000-acre ranch in 1883, discovered the famed La Brea tar pits full of prehistoric remains while digging for oil (which he also found), made a fortune from his wells and the sale of property for what is now Los Angeles' Wilshire district, later gave $7,000,000 to the University of Southern California; of a heart attack; in Santa Maria, Calif."