Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space butterfly

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A narrow ribbon of open space, Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space is approximately 2,200 feet long and 400 feet wide. Located between Sunset Drive and Forest Lodge Road along Congress Avenue, the terrain is rugged, wild, and is heavily forested with Monterey Cypress, Monterey pine, and coast live oak. Joggers and walkers extensively use the park, as do people who want to exercise their dogs off-leash. The Open Space borders Pebble Beach, offering pedestrian access to 17-Mile Drive.

Rip Van Winkle Open Space
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Park InformationLocation: Congress Avenue Between Sunset Drive and Forest Lodge Road
Operated By: City of Pacific Grove
Size: 20 acres 
Type: Community Park - Open Space


  • Dog-Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Nature Trails


  • Curbside Parking
  • Picnic Areas


  • Shopping Center ( ¼ mi.)

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