Historic California Posts, Camps Stations and Airfields:
Banning Park Camp
US Army Corps of Engineers History
Located 18 miles south of the City of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County, near Wilmington, CA. The site is bounded by Pacific Coast Highway to the north, "M" Street to the south, Lakme Street to the west and Cary Avenue to the east.

On 16 January 1942, the City of Los Angeles, Board of Park Commissioners gave the War Department permission to use 9.5 acres of the Banning Park during the National Emergency and for 6 months thereafter.

Permission was given for the War Department to construct barracks and other temporary buildings and to bivouac or camp upon a portion of the existing Banning Park. The permit also included authorization to use existing utilities. Improvements by the Army included approximately 31 buildings. The site was exclusively under War Department control during their period of use.

The permit was transferred to the Federal Public Housing Authority effective 16 September 1946. The site is now part of the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department.
Source: US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
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