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.
The California Mountain Lion is being threatened by encroaching human development and lack of safe freeway crossways. Read this Los Angeles Daily News article for more information on how we can save the mountain lion from extinction.
The Hollywood Sign sits within Griffith Park and access to the hiking trails around the Sign are only available during Griffith Park hours. The park is open from sunrise to sunset so as the days get shorter, the park will be closing earlier. Plan accordingly!
Fire risk is HIGH in the Hollywood Hills. Firefighters have been hard at work trying to contain a forest fire near our famous Sign. Please be careful while hiking in the dry hillside and do not bring any open flames (cigarettes, campfires, fireworks) into the park.
Protect the Hollywood Sign and Be a Part of Movie Making History! The Hollywood Sign Trust is a not for profit dedicated to protecting and preserving the Sign and its legacy. Donations can be make here.
Councilman David Ryu hosted a public meeting regarding a new Griffith Park shuttle proposal and parking restrictions around the Griffith Observatory. To read up on the meeting, please click on the LA Times article here.
El Nino brought a flurry of calls about when the hiking trails on are open or closed according to the weather. The hiking trails operate on the same hours and restrictions as Griffith Park. If Griffith Park is open, our hiking trails are open as well.
Smog declined in Southern California over the last year. That’s according to the South Coast Air Quality District, which said we had 10 fewer high ozone days during 2015’s peak smog season than the previous year. Ozone is the primary gas in smog and can damage lungs. In total, there were only 82 days when smog levels exceeded federal standards for clean air. That may sound bad, but it’s better…