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Photos: 6 Los Angeles Parks, Then & Now

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We're always happy to celebrate the many parks of Los Angeles, and, as it so happens, some have been around for over a century, offering relaxing green spaces for picnics and play, lakes for paddle-boating, and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.

From the archives of the New York Public Library we've culled some images from the early 1900s of some parks whose names and landscapes you may recognize. Some, though, look a whole lot different, and go by totally different names. Check out our Then & Now look at six L.A. parks.