LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember David Ryu and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and Department of Transportation today unveiled the Griffith Parkline, a free parkwide shuttle system for Griffith Park.
With 12 stops and five buses, the Griffith Parkline is the first transit system specific to Griffith Park and will provide service every weekend free of charge, according to a statement released by Ryu’s Office.
The Griffith Parkline will run on Saturday and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. and provide car-free access to 12 stops throughout Griffith Park, including the Los Angeles Zoo, The Griffith Observatory, Travel Town, Park Center, and more. The Parkline also includes a Hollywood Sign stop, which provides access to the best hiking trails for viewing the sign. The new green-and-white branded shuttle buses will include bike racks, ADA accessibility and seating for 25, and will connect to existing DASH and Metro Bus stops in and
around the park.
Parkline service begins on Saturday, December 7th, with buses running 15 to 20 minutes apart. The Parkline is the latest step in a years-long effort by Councilmember Ryu and the Department of Recreation and Parks to expand car-free access to Griffith Park, laid out in the Griffith Observatory Parking and Circulation Plan.
The Griffith Parkline launch follows the expansion of the all-electric DASH bus route to the Greek Theatre and Griffith Observatory, which runs seven days a week from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station and carried a record 517,956 passengers in fiscal year 2018-2019, and new parking rates around the Observatory, which helped fund the Parkline.