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The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

For the first time, Friends of Griffith Park will be offering scholarships to two students of color from the class of 2021 attending the North Hollywood High School Zoo Magnet Center, better known as the Zoo Magnet School. The Zoo Magnet, located in the heart of...

Griffith Park Aerial Tram: ­Another Bright Idea?

Aerial trams in Griffith Park have been on the drawing board many times in the past, most recently in 1960, 1968, and 2005. Each time, the public was outraged for so many good reasons. And each time, in the end, the people of Los Angeles came together to defend the...

What’s the Future for the Griffith Park Merry-go-Round?

When CoVID-19 forced a shutdown of all venues in Griffith Park – including the Autry, LA Zoo, Griffith Observatory, Greek Theatre, etc. – I contacted Julio Gosdinksi, the owner/manager of the Griffith Park Merry-go-Round to talk about the long-term ramifications. We...

Park Profile: Meet Stefanie Smith

­Recently I sat down to chat with Stefanie Smith, the newly appointed Superintendent of Griffith Park. We began our conversation with her introduction to LA’s Recreation and Parks. “My mom worked for the city so I’ve been around the department since I was a child,”...
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