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An Appreciation of P-22

Ten years ago in 2012, when mountain lion P-22 was discovered haunting the hills of Griffith Park, this wasn’t just another example of nature seeping through the cracks in the big city. This story was different for me because here was a big cat trying to find his...

Toyon: Griffith Park Lost and Found

Motorists on the 134 freeway have seen the oddly-terraced hillside that is in Griffith Park, but does not appear to be part of it. Hikers, runners and equestrians have explored it, but are not quite sure what to make of this semi-public nether world. And Friends of...

A Brief History of the Failed Griffith Park Master Plan(s)

Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States — larger than the City of Beverly Hills. Yet, with 2022 about to begin, there is no modern, adopted Master Plan for managing and using Griffith Park’s more than 4,300 acres. Master Plans are...

The Storied History of Travel Town

There are many terrific venues in Griffith Park and exhibits within venues. Travel Town is a perfect example; it’s a must-visit attraction, especially if you have kids. Or if you’re a big kid who loves all things trains and history! At Travel Town, you can see and...
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