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The Late Alex Trebek Donated 62 Acres Of Open Land Near Runyon Canyon

By Secret Los Angeles November 11, 2020

The Jeopardy! host’s philanthropic deeds went largely unnoticed by Angelenos.

The beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Unbeknownst to many Angelenos, he donated around 62 acres of open land between Nichols and Runyon canyon that is enjoyed by wildlife, hikers, bikers, and equestrians alike.

He made numerous donations to cancer foundations and devoted his life to conservation. The panoramic views from Trebek Open Space, which encompasses downtown Los Angeles to Century City, are a testament to that. There is no doubt that he will be remembered by those who enjoy the rugged natural terrain of the lesser-known park.

Since his passing, fans have paid tribute by biking and hiking the various trails within the land. L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer was one of the many to highlight this small part of the star’s legacy in a tweet that showcased the lush lot in the Hollywood hills.

It was donated in 1998 when Trebek purchased it for $2 million, it’s not worth an estimated $25 million. While it’s not as popular as Runyon Canyon just next door to it, this incredible place is just as breathtaking and has fewer crowds.

He was 80 when he passed away, but he has touched the lives of many—some weren’t even aware of it.

Location: 2500 Nichols Canyon Road, Los Angeles 90046

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