Hidden Park is not easy to find. It has no formal entrance & there is no parking for it. To enter, you follow discrete pathways between homes often marked by a low picket fence or block wall. You could walk around the outside perimeter of the park, set amid mostly Mid-Century built ranch homes, & not even know the park is there. Once inside the enclosed park, though, you are surrounded by lush 60' tall, 70 year old trees that provide an almost unbroken three-acre shade canopy. A rather large L ittle Free Library greets you at the north entrance. Another Little Free Library lives just outside the park, on the west side of Hermosa St.
Hidden Park, also known as McDuffie Park, is a cool place to seek shade & an important--albeit mostly hidden--urban greenspace.
From Carlisle & Lomas Blvds, north on Carlisle & a quick right onto Mesa Verde Ave. McDuffie/Hidden Park--sits to your left, between Hermosa & Solano streets. There are three entrances on the east/west sides, & an entrance on the north end of the park between the block.