Urban Forestry will be trimming the trees along Oxford, Serrano and Hobart starting today. This will take approximately 10 days, will happen in the evening(s) and will have several short restrictions on parking so that Urban Forestry personnel will be able to work.
Starting Tuesday, March 21st, the Griffith Observatory DASH bus will be operating 7 days a week, while paid parking is being implemented at the Observatory.
The DASH bus service will go from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Station all the way up to the Observatory, going mostly along Hillhurst Ave. before heading West along Los Feliz Blvd. and then going into the park along Vermont Ave.
The fare is 50 cents (35 cents with a TAP card), running every 20 minutes Monday through Friday from noon to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Parking closest to the Griffith Observatory will now be $4/hr, with the revenue going directly to continual traffic improvements at Griffith Park as part of the Griffith Park Transportation Plan, such as the expanded DASH service.
The Griffith Park Transportation Plan was vetted by park leadership with residents and other stakeholders for the past few years, including at several meetings hosted by the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and the Los Feliz Improvement Association, among others.
No word yet on when the proposed DASH Los Feliz and DASH Hollywood routes will go into effect or what the final routes will be.
Due to expected heavy holiday traffic, the Department of Recreation and Parks will be putting the following traffic mitigation measures in effect from December 23 – January 8, 2017.
No Parking signs on Commonwealth from Los Feliz Blvd up to the nursery will be posted on the west side of the street from 11am-11pm to aid egress.
No Parking signs on Fern Dell, west side, from Los Feliz Blvd to Black Oak from 11am-11pm to assist with egress.
A temporary STOP sign will be placed at Fern Dell and Black Oak .
LADOT traffic officers will be posted at Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell, Vermont,Hillhurst and Commonwealth on 12/23 , 12/31 and 1/1.
In the evening park staff will station at Red Oak to assist with egress.
Park Services will utilize parking lots and lawn lots at the Greek Theatre.
LADOT DASH will provide circulator shuttles from these lots up to the Observatory.We also have extra DASH shuttles running fro the Sunset/Vermont station courtesy of LADOT DASH.
Electric message boards will be placed at Hillhurst/Vermont and at Fern Dell.
One side of Western Canyon Road will be posted on cones ‘No Parking’ . This is to help with traffic flow and congestion.
Rangers will be in the area the entire time 323)644-6661