A note from Chris Baumgart, Chairman of the Hollywood Sign Trust, on the passing of long time Hollywood Sign Trust supporter and Hollywood icon, Hugh Hefner, who died September 27, 2017 at the age of 91: “All of us who love the Hollywood Sign–and those who admire it from afar–say, “Hats off to Hugh” for keeping the dream alive on Mt.Lee. In 1978, when the Sign had deteriorated beyond repair,…
Griffith Park celebrated the partial solar eclipse in style. The observatory offered glasses, lectures and more for the big universal event, which swept our nation. Reminding us that while Hollywood is full of stars, some of the best ones out there are up in the sky.
Every year in July, we get a slew of requests from reporters wanting to cover the Sign’s birthday. In truth, we have no idea the specific day the Hollywood Sign was unveiled (remember it was a billboard back in the day so not very newsworthy), although through extensive research, we do know it was erected in 1923. So wish it a happy anniversary not a happy birthday!
The Hollyridge trail is now CLOSED. For other hiking alternatives, check out our hiking to the Sign page.
Extended DASH bus service starts in the park. To find out more, click here.
The Los Feliz Ledger reported on the Griffith Traffic Plan in an article titled ‘Griffith Traffic Plan Progresses Amid Objections.’ Click here for the article.
The LAPD and Hollywood Sign Trust announce a new plan to tighten security at the Sign. Click here for the article.
Griffith Park celebrated its 120 year anniversary this December with an evening full of activities including a Sierra Club night hike.
Beginning later this year, parking in the Observatory lot, as well as long East and West Observatory roads, and Western Canyon/Fern Dell road will be marked up to $4 an hour, according to the Los Feliz Ledger. No stress though, as you’ll still be able to find free parking in other spots throughout Griffith Park, and will be able to ride a free shuttle from those parking lots up to…
The Griffith Observatory shuttle phase II is underway. The shuttle will provide access to Hollywood Sign viewpoints and hiking trails to people who choose not to drive inside Griffith Park. Follow all the news on the ongoing shuttle here.