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Situated atop Olive Hill with outstanding views of the city, Barnsdale Park offers a range of activities for the whole family. The complex includes an art gallery, performing arts center, junior arts center, museum and farmers market. In the early 20th century, Oil magnate Aline Barnsdale owned this Hollywood Boulevard property, and then donated the land and its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures to the city in 1927. The centerpiece is Hollyhock House, which offers tours Friday through Sunday for a nominal fee. Other amenities include the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, a 10,000-square-foot building exhibiting the works of L.A. artists; the 299-seat Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a venue for theater, dance, music, spoken word, lectures and special presentations; the Junior Arts Center has provided affordable youth arts education programs; and a farmers market offers a full selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables.