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Hotchkiss Park

2302 Fourth Street (Map)

Hotchkiss Park was originally the site of the Moody Mansion, believed to be haunted after owner Mary Hotchkiss’ first husband was murdered there in 1884. Today the park’s peek-a-boo ocean views offer a place for quiet contemplation, while its sloping lawn plays host to many picnics on weekends.


  • 2.07 acres 
  • Benches
  • Public art (“Oneness” by Eino Romppanen)
  • Restroom building
  • Walking path


For More Information

Permits and rules 

Field Permits

Park Maintenance 

Classes & Programs

Classes & Programs at
Virginia Ave Park


Improvement Projects


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