Directly adjacent to the Crystal Springs picnic area, close to a baseball diamond and the freeway, is the park’s only bike-rental...
Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
The richly festooned 1926 amusement park ride was brought to its current home in 1937. It has 68 carved and painted horses sporting real...
Griffith Park Southern Railroad
This fleet of miniature trains has ferried generations of children around a 1-mile loop past pony rides, a Native-American village and...
A more intimate version of the Hollywood Bowl, this 5800-seat outdoor amphitheater tucked into a woodsy hillside of Griffith Park is...
Formerly The Derby, a swing dance spot made famous by the film Swingers, which was shot in the area, it is now a gastropub where you'll...
4730 Crystal Springs Dr · interesting places nearby
Griffith Park information
A gift to the city in 1896 by mining mogul Griffith J Griffith, and five times the size of New York’s Central Park, Griffith Park is one of the country’s largest urban green spaces. It contains a major outdoor theater, the city zoo, an observatory, two museums, golf courses, playgrounds, 53 miles of hiking trails, Batman’s caves and the Hollywood sign.
Access to the park is easiest via the Griffith Park Dr or Zoo Dr exits off I-5 (Golden State Fwy). Parking is plentiful and free. For information and maps stop by the Griffith Park Ranger Station .