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Canoga Park

  •   State: 
    Los Angeles County
    Canoga Park
      County all: 
    Los Angeles | Ventura
      County FIPS: 
    06037 | 06111
    34°12′04″N 118°35′50″W
      Area total: 
    4.35 sq mi
      Area land: 
    4.35 sq mi (11.3 km²)
    797 ft (243 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California, United States

  •   Population: 

Canoga Park is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. Before the MexicanAmerican War, the district was part of a rancho, and after the American victory it was converted into wheat farms and then subdivided, with part of it named Owensmouth as a town founded in 1912. It joined Los Angeles in 1917 and was renamed Canoga Park on March 1, 1931, after Canoga, New York. The area was the homeland of Native Americans in the Tongva-Fernandeño and Chumash-Venturaño tribes, that lived in the Simi Hills and along to the tributaries of the Los Angeles River. Native American civilizations inhabited the Valley for an estimated 8,000 years. In 1955, Rocketne, then a division of North American Aviation (NAA), moved into the area and built its main manufacturing and manufacturing facility in Canoga. At the time, the area was known as "Warner Center" The area is now known as 'Warner Park' and is a major employer along with the Atomics International manufacturing facility along the Santa Monica River. It is also home to the Canoga park Airstrip, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles. It has been known as the "Baby City" since 1912, when it was called Owensmouth by Los Angeles Suburban Home Company as a sales tactic in that the town would be the new mouth of the Owens River, after the LA Aqueduct would be completed the next year.


Canoga Park is the primary city name, but also Box Canyon, West Hills are acceptable city names or spellings. The area of present-day Canoga Park was the homeland of Native Americans in the Tongva-Fernandeño and Chumash-Venturaño tribes. Native American civilizations inhabited the Valley for an estimated 8,000 years. In 1863, the syndicate San Fernando Homestead Association led by Isaac Lankershim and Isaac Van Nuys purchased the southern half of the historic San Fernando Valley. The area was originally named Owensmouth by Los Angeles Suburban Home Company by general manager Hobart Johnstone Whitley as a sales tactic in that the town would be the new mouth of the Owens River, after the Los Angeles Aqueduct would be completed in 1913. The town was founded on March 30, 1912, and the Suburban home Company contracted with the Janss Investment Company, to sell properties. The lack of an independent water supply made annexation to the City of Los Angeles inevitable, and on February 26, 1917, it joined with its larger neighbor. In 1955, Rocketdyne, then a division of North American Aviation (NAA), moved into the area and built its main manufacturing facility in Canoga park. The Rocketdyne facility was operated by Aerojetne, who moved out in 2014. Atomics International and Santaana Field (SSFL) are major employers along with Atomics and Susana Field in Santa Ana, California. In the end of 2014, Atomics moved out and Demolition Park and canoga Park became the site of the Demolition Center.


Bell and Dayton Creeks flowing from the Simi Hills, and Arroyo Calabasas from the Santa Monica Mountains are several of the headwaters of the Los Angeles River that originate in the western San Fernando Valley that flow through Canoga Park. These and other small creeks supply stormwater and suburban runoff water to the LA River, and several are considered year round. Although the c Creeks are now channeled and run within concrete walls, they do form a significant urban wildlife landscape. This area experiences hot and very dry summers. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, CanogaPark has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps. The area is bordered by Woodland Hills, West Hills, Chatsworth, Winnetka, and Chats Worth. The Los Angeles river itself begins at the confluence of Calab asas Creek and Bell Creek behind Canoga park High School. The city is located in the San Fernando valley, in the northern part of the San Gabriel Valley. The San Gabriel valley is home to a large population of indigenous wildlife left within the San Fernando Valley. It is also home to the Santa Monica Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Los Angeles regional system, and the tallest peak in the city of Los Angeles, the Santa Catalina Mountains. The town is located on the California Census designation of "CA", which means "city" in Spanish.


The 2000 U.S. census counted 53,227 residents in the 4.35-square-mile Canoga Park neighborhood. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 60,578. Mexico (45.8%) and El Salvador (11.6%) were the most common places of birth for the 42.8% of the residents who were born abroad. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $51,601, considered average for the city. The percentage of residents aged 19 to 34 was among the county's highest, as was the percentage of never-married men (40.4%). The average household size of three people was average for Los Angeles. The 18.1% of families headed by single parents was also average for city neighborhoods. The breakdown was 50.9% Latino; 30.7% White; 11.1 % Asian; 4.3% Black; and 3.1 per cent other. The neighborhood was considered "highly diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles and was considered to be one of the city's most ethnically diverse areas. It is located on the west side of the Los Angeles River, which flows into the San Fernando River. It has a population density of 12,240 people per square mile, about an average population density for the City of L.A. In 2000, the median age for residents was 30, also about Average for city and county neighborhoods, and the population was 50,227.


Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Community Police Station serves residents in Canoga Park, parts of Winnetka, West Hills, and Woodland Hills. The police department named the station after a village in the Tongva language of the historically local Tongva-Fernandeño Native Americans tribe. Prior to the opening of the Topanga station, the Devonshire Community Police station served addresses north of Roscoe Boulevard while the West Valley Police Station served addresses south ofRoscoe Boulevard. Challenger Station maintains a significant WPA mural by Western artist Maynard Dixon. The U.S. Postal Service operates the Canoga Avenue Post Office and the Challenger Post Office at 21801 Sherman Way. The Los Angeles Public Library operates the canoga Park Branch Library at 20939 Sherman Way, as well as two branches in the town's other neighborhoods. The town is located within Los Angeles City Council District 3 represented by Bob Blumenfield. It is also located within California's 45th State Assembly district represented by Democrat Jesse Gabriel and California's 27th State Senate district representedby Democrat Henry Stern. The city is located in California's 30th congressional district represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, and the 27th state Senate district by Democrat Brad Sherman, both of whom are Democrats. It also lies in the 45th Assembly district, represented by Democratic Jesse Gabriel, and in the state's 27rd State Senate District, represented in part by Democrat Henrytern Stern, who is a Republican.

Parks and recreation

Lanark Recreation Center, formerly Orcutt Park, is an LA City park in Canoga Park. It also serves as a Los Angeles Police Department drop-in site. Lanark Pool, an outdoor unheated seasonal pool, is on the park site. The center has a lighted baseball diamond, an unlightedBaseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, and lighted outdoor basketball courts. A lighted football field, an indoor gymnasium (without weights), picnic tables, and a lighting soccer field are also on the site. It is located at21816 Lanark Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, 91304. It was built in the 1950s and is one of the oldest parks in Los Angeles. The park was named after Lanark, a former member of the Los Angeles County Board of Education. It has been named after the Lanark family, who founded the center in the 1930s. It's located on the corner of Lanark Road and Canoga Canyon Boulevard in the city's Canoga Hills neighborhood, near the intersection of Topanga and Los Angeles Avenues. It opened in the 1960s and has been in the same location since the 1970s, when it was built as part of the Canoga Meadows neighborhood. It closed in the 1990s. The site is located on a former golf course. It now has a children's play area, an auditorium, and an outdoor outdoor pool. It can also be used as a drop in site for the LAPD.

  • Canoga Park's population in Los Angeles County, California of 2,025 residents in 1900 has increased 2,18-fold to 4,408 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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