With five square miles of chapparal and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States.
Col. Griffith J. Griffith donated the land to the city in 1896 for a park. “It must be made a place of recreation and rest for the masses, a resort for the rank and file, for the plain people,” according to Griffith. “I consider it my obligation to make Los Angeles a happier, cleaner, and finer city. I wish to pay my debt of duty in this way to the community in which I have prospered.”
Learn more about our efforts to revitalize Griffith Park on the East Bank of the Los Angeles River to help fulfill Col. Griffith’s vision.