Parking is located on East Observatory Road, and you will be required to park downhill and walk back up to the Observatory. The walk will be no more than 0.3 miles with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet. Members: click here to reserve tickets and parking.
- Public Transportation - Avoid The Fuss, Take The Bus!
- Hiking and Biking
- Taxis and Shared Ride Services
- Park and Walk
- Paid Parking Near The Observatory
- Disabled Access
- Groups and Tour Buses
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) operates daily low cost DASH Observatory public bus service from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station to the Observatory (see map at right). DASH Observatory service operates daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: The bus runs on Mondays even though the Observatory building is closed. Also, on weekdays (Tuesday - Friday), the building does not open until 12:00 noon.The bus stops in front of the Observatory along the horseshoe...
Those hiking to the Observatory are encouraged to take one of the hiking trails which originate near the Greek Theatre or Fern Dell. There is public parking near all trailheads. Check Griffith Park hiking maps for more information.Those cycling to the Observatory must use paved park roads (not the park trails or fire roads) and may park and bike from public spaces around the park. The Observatory has several bike racks. (NOTE: You can no longer bike up East Observatory Road. That road is now...
Visitors are welcome to arrive via taxi, limo, airport shuttle, and shared ride service. Immediate pickup and drop-off for such vehicles is in the red area shown on the map below, just past the Observatory horseshoe driveway in front of the lawn. NO such vehicles may park at the Observatory, at any time. NOTE: Griffith Park inbound gates close each evening at 10:00 p.m., so if you are being picked up by a taxi, shared ride vehicle, or friend, please make sure they enter Griffith Park before 1...
If you are able to walk up to a mile up hill, you can park for free in the area around the Greek Theatre (see map above).NOTE: Parking in the Greek Theatre area is NOT available after 1:00 p.m. on concert evenings. Check the Greek Theatre concert schedule before you visit.
The Observatory's public parking lot, parallel parking on West Observatory Road, and parallel parking on Westen Canyon (see maps) require payment during the following times.When driving up West Observatory Road, choose the correct lane:RIGHT LANE: Parallel parking on road; buses, shared ride, taxis, through trafficLEFT LANE: Public parking lot access (NO access to lot from right lane)The paid parking rate is currently $8.00 - $10.00 per hour. There is no time limit. Pay stations accept only c...
The Observatory has designated disabled parking spaces in the south part of the Observatory parking lot for those with official plates and/or placards. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. If all spaces are full, you can park at the Greek Theatre and take the bus. DASH Observatory buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift or ramp. Disabled access shuttles coming to the Observatory will be passed through even when the road is closed and will drop off at the horseshoe...
NO RESERVATION NEEDED: Groups are encouraged to visit the Observatory, whether via school buses, private charter buses, or tour buses. Groups do not need to make any kind of reservation to visit the Observatory or notify the Observatory in advance of their visit. NO BUS OR SHUTTLE PARKING: Groups in buses coming to the Observatory will be passed through (even when the road is closed) and must drop off at the designated area near the building. NO buses may park or wait at the Observatory at an...
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- 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, 90027, CA
Jul 24, 2018 · Brand Blvd. has on-street parking enforced Monday through Sunday 7am to 6pm with maximum stay set to 2 hours, and 6pm to 10pm with maximum stay set to 4 hours. On-street multi-space meters accept coins, Visa, MasterCard and debit cards.
The area surrounding the Griffith Observatory is paid parking. Parking is enforced every day of the year, Monday-Fridays noon—10pm and Saturday and Sundays 10am—10pm. Parking fees increase over peak season/holidays.
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You may drive up to the Observatory and park in the parking lot or on the adjacent roads, however, roads leading up to the Observatory get very congested at busy times (weekends, evenings, holidays, spring break, summer). Parking near the Observatory is limited and costs $10.00/hour during hours the building is open.
No. Smoking of any kind, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited at all facilities and grounds throughout Griffith Park, including the Observatory's interior, grounds, and parking lot. This is especially critical given the danger of fire in Griffith Park. Park Rangers will be enforcing the rules and the fines are very steep.
The parking lot there, however, is small so most people end up parking on the mountain roads leading up to the Observatory and trekking up. If you'll have a handicap placard with you, there will probably be parking AT THE PARKING LOT.