This Year’s Team Sierra City Hike
- Start at Union Station. While inside check out the artwork in the tunnel between the East and West buildings, listen to amateur musicians on the piano in the main hall, check out the sculptures, or simply look up and admire the ceiling. Union Station is so much more than a transit hub.
- Then head north to California’s newest state park, Los Angeles State Historic Park, which was developed on a former brownfield.
- Turn around there to head into Chinatown. If you are hungry, there are many options for sweet and savory snacks.
- Next, as you walk through Grand Park, you might remember the demonstrations that have been held here, check out the collection of government buildings nearby, or connect with your inner child and wade in the fountain.
- Then, look across at the LADWP building, with its demonstration native garden, and perhaps ponder issues around water usage.
- Fingers crossed that the Angels Flight Railway is in operation to ride down to Grand Central Market for lunch. If not, take the stairs.
- After you walk through the market, having checked out the merchandise stalls downstairs if you are so inclined, then cross the street to find the Biddy Mason Memorial Park, dedicated to a woman who escaped slavery to become a rich, influential, generous matriarch.
- The last stop before returning to Union Station is Olvera Street, especially the museum, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, dedicated to the enduring cultural influence of Latina/Latino culture.