The Guide to L.A.'s Griffith Park

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Griffith Park is the tenth-largest municipally owned park in the United States and one of the largest urban parks in North America, spanning over 4,300 acres of land. Originally a part of the Spanish land grant, Rancho Los Feliz, the park was named for its former owner, “Colonel” Griffith J. Griffith, a Welsh industrialist and philanthropist. In 1896, Griffith bequeathed five square miles of his Rancho Los Feliz estate to the people of Los Angeles. Since Griffith's original gift, further donations of land, along with city purchases and the reversion of private land to public domain, have expanded Griffith Park to its present size. Read on to find out the best attractions and activities in Griffith Park.

In addition to these must-see landmarks and attractions, Griffith Park offers a variety of activities for the entire family, including miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, golf courses, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, camping, and “The Plunge,” a summertime swimming pool.

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