Griffith Park

Municipal park in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

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Griffith Park is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
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TypeUrban park
LocationLos Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°8′N 118°18′W / 34.133°N 118.300°W / 34.133; -118.300 (Griffith Park)Coordinates: 34°8′N 118°18′W / 34.133°N 118.300°W / 34.133; -118.300 (Griffith Park)
Area4,310 acres (1,740 ha)
Created1896
Operated byLos Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
Visitors10 million
StatusOpen all year
ParkingSee below
DesignatedJanuary 27, 2009
Reference no.942

Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres (1,740 ha) of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America.[1] It is the second-largest city park in California, after Mission Trails Preserve in San Diego, and the 11th largest municipally-owned park in the United States.[2]

The park features a number of popular attractions such as the Los Angeles Zoo, the Autry Museum of the American West, the Griffith Observatory, and most notably, the Hollywood Sign. Due to its presence in many films, the park is among the most famous municipal parks in North America.[3]

It has been compared to Central Park and Golden Gate Park, two other notable American municipal parks, but it is much larger, more untamed, and rugged than either park.[4][5][6]

  1. ^ "Griffith Park".
  2. ^ "The 150 Largest City Parks" (PDF). The Trust for Public Land.
  3. ^ Schreiner, C. (2020). Discovering Griffith Park: A Local's Guide. Mountaineers Books. ISBN 978-1-68051-267-0. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Hyperakt (March 10, 2018). "On the Grid : Griffith Park". On the Grid.
  5. ^ "Best Family-Fun Activities At Griffith Park". June 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Griffith Observatory & Griffith Park Los Angeles". www.travelonline.com.

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