Spanning more than 4,200 acres of land, Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks with urban wilderness areas in the United States. 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.
Launched in 2019, the Griffith Parkline offers convenient transportation for the park's 10 million annual visitors. The bus runs from noon to 10 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Passengers can hop on and off at more than a dozen locations, including the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, the Los Angeles Zoo and Travel Town.
Read on and explore the best attractions and activities in Griffith Park.