Nine Unique Maps of Los Angeles

Posted May 6, 2021 by LeAnn Kelch

If you're anything like us, you're ready to safely rediscover Los Angeles after more than a year spent indoors. Below, we've got nine maps that will help you do exactly that.

📍 In honor of Earth Month, we compiled a map of 13 sites of environmental history in Los Angeles – from the former South Central Farm and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to the Downtown LA streets that held the first CicLAvia.

📍 If you've ever wondered why there are two separate West Adams neighborhoods or mixed up Del Rey, Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, and Playa Vista... this (unofficial) map of all of LA's neighborhoods is for you.

📍 This weekend, have some fun in the sun and explore these eleven active, interesting parks in Los Angeles. These recreation spaces are much more than just a playground, including a driving range for golfers in Griffith Park, a lighthouse in San Pedro, and Dinosaur Park in San Gabriel.

📍 Educate yourself about the indigenous history of our region with "Mapping the Tongva Villages of LA's Past" from the Los Angeles Times.

📍 To celebrate Women's History last month, we published a map of women's history in Los Angeles, featuring 21 spots where Angelenas past and present made an impact.

📍 This tree canopy coverage map from TreePeople shows that less than 20 percent of LA County land is covered at present, with the majority of trees concentrated in affluent areas. This disparity is significant because trees provide important environmental and health benefits.

📍 Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll or a head out for a 10-mile strenuous trek, our region has a whole host of hikes! Check out this map of nine of our favorite hiking trails in Los Angeles County.

📍 Vaccinations are open to all individuals 16 and over in Los Angeles County. You can use this Google map of vaccination sites from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to find a location near you and schedule an appointment.

📍 Learn about the lasting impact of racist redlining, discriminatory lending, and housing segregation in our region with this KCET article looking at the 1939 Home Owners Loan Corporation map of Los Angeles.