Named after the years 1924-1928 when Val Verde was called “Eureka Villa” as a resort community, this park is a hybrid adventure playground and community space Located in the northern part of Los Angeles County in Val Verde, CA. We believe Eureka Villa had a previous life as a park during Val Verde's "Black Palm Springs" era when many of Hollywood's African American stars would vacation in Val Verde during segregation in Los Angeles.
We are very conscious of honoring its history by doing our best to create a space that nurtures a safe natural environment for those who often do not have access.
Eureka Villa is filled with rope swings, elderberry forts, a “bug van”, a giant bird cage, loose parts, and more. Eureka Villa is just shy of 2 acres and contains within its boundaries over 118 trees! Not only do we have such an incredible selection of trees, due to the age of the park, most are over 100 feet tall! We have 2 working stone grills, tire swings, and a few picnic benches still able to hold bodies.
Currently we are working on developing Eureka Villa with the goal of opening again with full offerings to the public by Spring 2021.