Near San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
White Point Nature Preserve
The land before you has witnessed 5,000 years of human history, some still etched on the landscape. Once the food gathering land of the Tongva, the grazing land of Spanish and Mexican ranchers, the center of an abalone industry, the farmlands of the Japanese, and the site of coastal defense installations during WWII and beyond, White Point Nature Preserve is now returning to its former natural state.
White Point Nature Preserve was officially dedicated as an open space preserve in 1999. This 102-acre parcel is owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Thanks to community support and the dedication of volunteers, its coastal sage scrub, cactus scrub, and grasslands are being restored, beckoning both visitors and native wildlife.
The Preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Please help us care for this land by staying on the trails.
Erected by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, and City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in Asian Americans • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • War, World II.
Location. 33° 42.974′ N, 118° 19.008′ W. Marker is near San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Paseo Del Mar 0.3 miles east of Western Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Japanese Americans at White Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Catalina Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catalina Channel (about 400 feet away); White Point Fountain (about 500 feet away); White Point Nike Missile Site (about 700 feet away); Royal Palms County Beach (about 700 feet away); Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Friendship Bell (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.