Glenoaks Canyon looking west in the 1920’s
Courtesy of Los Angeles County Public Lobrary Photo Collection
Named for Glenoaks Boulevard, the name is derives from combining Glendale and a natural feature of the area, the Oak tree. Driving into Glenoaks Canyon, one gets the feeling of entering a California of the 1930s. Here, Spanish-style courtyard homes are intermingled with ranch homes, and much of the local activity centers around the neighborhood park and elementary school. As with other canyon neighborhoods, Glenoaks residents share their environment with foxes, coyotes, racoons, hawks, and deer; all of which contribute to the canyon atmosphere.