The Department of Recreation and Parks, along with Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Fourth District, and the Griffith Observatory, is launching a three-month promotional shuttle program to a lofty viewing area of two Los Angeles icons: the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory. The promotional launch provides shuttles every Saturday and Sunday, starting on Saturday, May 3, 2014 and continuing through July 31, 2014. The price is $7 per person. The shuttle is free to children two years old and under when they ride on the lap of an adult.
“It is a program we are excited and proud to announce, and feel it will benefit both the surrounding communities as well as locals and tourists who wish to visit these historic landmarks,” said Michael A. Shull, General Manager of Recreation and Parks.
The world-famous Hollywood Sign is one of L.A.’s most popular sites, visited by locals and tourists alike. The shuttle program will assist in alleviating the high volume of vehicle traffic in both the Hollywood Hills and Beachwood Canyon residential areas. Riders can relax in a comfortable 21-passenger shuttle, which provides easy and convenient transportation to the Hollywood Sign Viewing Area and Griffith Observatory, located off Mount Hollywood Drive.
Upon arrival to the Hollywood Sign Viewing Area, riders can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hollywood Sign, the L.A. city skyline, and amazing mountain views. They will also have access to some of the city’s premier hiking trails. Following the Hollywood Sign visit, riders will make their next stop at the Griffith Observatory, a renowned leader in public astronomy. This stop includes free admission to the Observatory, exhibit programs, and much more.
The shuttles are being provided by Empire Transportation Services and will pick up riders from the Greek Theatre parking lot. Shuttles are scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and circulate every 30 minutes. Tickets for the shuttle can only be purchased online, via www.laparks.org.
For more information, contact the Griffith Park Visitor’s Center at 323.644.2050.
Parking and Shuttle Service at the Greek Theatre
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027