The Griffith Park Supporters Association's mission is to help preserve the Historical-Cultural Monument Griffith Park as a family friendly,
wilderness park, free from development, and open to all.
If you love Griffith Park, and want to join over 600 other supporters, please register below. With your help, we will continue to
advocate to maintain Griffith Park as the great undeveloped Urban Wilderness that it is today.
Signed: George Grace, Founder, Griffith Park Supporters Association, and the Griffith Park Natural History Survey.
After you register, you will be provided with periodic updates about Griffith Park and asked for your opinions about issues that affect the Park.
Background for why this group was created: Griffith Park is a 4,218-acre public park. Most of the park is chaparral wilderness of rocky hills, canyons and gullies with large portions of open, rugged natural landscape. In 2005, a Master Plan draft was presented to the City that was a blueprint for developing the Park. Some of the proposals included multi-level parking structures, aerial tramways, a hotel, destination restaurants and other projects that would radically change this great Urban Wilderness.
In response to this threat, in May, 2008 the Griffith J. Griffith Charitable Trust filed an application with the City of Los Angeles to designate Griffith Park as a Historical-Cultural site. With City Council approval, Griffith Park joins New York’s Central Park, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, San Diego’s Balboa Park, and Washington’s Rock Creek Park (among others) as parks with historical designations. Designation recognizes the site (including existing structures, landscape, plant life, hiking trails, and other existing features) as important to the history of Los Angeles, and provides an important level of oversight to any changes proposed for the Park.
This Griffith Park support group was organized to help obtain Historic-Cultural Monument status for the Park. On January 27, 2009, the City Council by a vote of 15 to 0 designated Griffith Park as Historic-Cultural Monument number 942.
If you support preserving Griffith Park as a family friendly Wilderness Park, please register with us and leave your comments.
The links below will take you to sites with information about Griffith Park, and the Griffith Park Vision Plan, and is periodically updated.
|Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 2014 Vision Plan|
|Griffith Park Natural History Survey website with research reports about Griffith Park's flora and fauna, including resident mountain lion P-22.|
|Friends of Griffith Park Website.|
|Mike Eberts' Griffith Park Website - Mike is the author of "Griffith Park: A Centennial History" .|
|Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Website|
|Griffith Park Website|
|Griffith Observatory Website|
|Los Angeles Zoo Website|
|The Greek Theatre Website|
|Autry Museum of the American West Website|
|PreserveLA comments and Councilman LaBonge's statement about the Master Plan|
|2005 Master Plan Information|
|Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 1978 Master Plan Website|
|Master Plan June 2003 Public Outreach Meetings Summary|
|Coyote Survey Website. A form to report neighborhood Coyote sightings and experiences.|
|City Councilman Tom LaBonge Website - representing Griffith Park neighborhoods|
|Franklin Hills Residents Association (FHRA) Website.|
|Los Feliz Improvement Association Website|
|Hollywood United Neighborhood Council Website.|