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Elysian Park is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, encompassing Chavez Ravine, with a mostly a low-income community of 2,600+ people. Besides the city park of the same name, Dodger Stadium is also located within the neighborhood, as are Los Angeles's first Catholic high school, an elementary school and the Los Angeles Police Academy.HistoryThe southeastern corner of the park is near the Los Angeles River at the location where the Portolá expedition gave the river its name in 1769. The first Europeans to see inland areas of California camped near this spot on August 2, and California Historical Landmark #655 ("Portolá Trail Campsite") is located at the Meadow Road entrance.ParkThe park is the second largest park in Los Angeles at 600 acres . It is also the city's oldest park, founded in 1886 by the Elysian Park Enabling Ordinance. It hosted shooting as well as the shooting part of the modern pentathlon event for the 1932 Summer Olympics. In 1964 the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park was founded to prevent the City of Los Angeles from constructing the Municipal Convention Center on 62acre of park land.In 1968, it hosted a hippie "Love-In."
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