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Hancock Park

Hancock Park

Hancock Park is a city park in the Miracle Mile section of the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.

Hancock Park was developed in the 1920s by the Hancock family with profits earned from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea.

The area owes its name to developer-philanthropist George Allan Hancock, who subdivided the property in the 1920s.

Hancock, born and raised in a home at what is now the La Brea tar pits, inherited 4,400 acres (18 km2), which his father, Major Henry Hancock had acquired from the Rancho La Brea property owned by the family of Jose Jorge Rocha.

Hancock Park activists were instrumental in the passage of a 1986 Congressional ban on tunneling through the neighborhood.

The ban, sponsored by Congressman Henry Waxman, prevented the Red Line Subway from being routed along Wilshire Boulevard through the neighborhood

Hancock park has urban open spaces and landscaped areas for walking, picnicking, and other recreation.

Hancock Park's Education

Hancock Park residents were considered highly educated, 56.2% of those aged 25 and older having earned a four-year degree.

The percentage of residents with a master’s degree was high for the county.

  1. Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn/Torath Emeth, private elementary, 540 North La Brea Avenue
  2. Bnos Esther, private high school, 116 North La Brea Avenue.
  3. Third Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 201 South June Street.
  4. Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew School, private elementary, 5353 West Third Street.
  5. Marlborough School, private school for young women, 250 South Rossmore Avenue
  6. John Burroughs Middle School, LAUSD, 600 South McCadden Place

John Burroughs Middle School