Inglewood is located southwest of downtown Los Angeles in Los Angeles County. The city has a population of 114,467. Centinela Springs, located in Edward Vincent, Jr. Park (originally Centinela Park) were once utilized by the indigenous peoples of the area. The area was settled by the Spanish and once the railroad came through in 1888 the city experienced rapid growth. Inglewood was incorporated in 1908 and experienced a huge population boom in the early 1920s.
Inglewood's location makes it conveniently close to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles International Airport has created a great deal of business opportunities for the area. The city is also close to the coast, which makes it attractive to visitors. Other draws includes the Hollywood Park Racetrack and adjoining casino. Each year, events such as the IAACC's Night at the Races and Annual Golf Classic entertain locals and tourists alike.
The city's parks and recreation services include activities for adults and children. Among the options are golfing, swimming, basketball, baseball, soccer and tennis, among others. For those simply looking to spend time with nature without leaving the city, look no further than the city's 13 parks. In the arts, the Inglewood Playhouse Theater, located in Vincent Park, is a popular venue for theatrical productions.