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Answer: This beloved game show host donated more than 60 acres of land overlooking Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

Question: Who is Alex Trebek? 

Located to the west of better-known and frequently crowded Runyon Canyon Park sits Trebek Open Space, part of ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek’s legacy in Los Angeles. 

Trebek, who died Sunday at age 80, donated the 60-plus-acre parcel of land to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in the late 1990s. The green space has fire roads used as hiking trails and views of Hollywood and LA to the south.

Anyone looking for the Runyon Canyon Park on a map might be surprised to notice the area marked Trebek Open Space at 2500 Nichols Canyon Road in the Hollywood Hills. The 62 acres of parkland offer short hikes on the south side of the Hollywood Hills.

Bantam Trail can be accessed from Nichols Canyon Road north of Hollywood Boulevard. Astral Drive Trail connects Runyon Canyon Park and Trebek Open Space.

Trebek announced in 2019 that he had advanced pancreatic cancer. He died Sunday at his California home, surrounded by family and friends, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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