Griffith Park

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municipal park in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

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Geographical coordinates: 34.1333 -118.3

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English Griffith Park

Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres (1,740 ha) of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. It is the second-largest city park in California, after Mission Trails Preserve in San Diego, and the 11th largest municipally owned park in the United States. It has also been referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles but is much larger, more untamed, and rugged than its New York City counterpart.

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German Griffith Park

Der Griffith Park ist ein großer Park am östlichen Ende der Santa Monica Mountains im Stadtteil Hollywood in Los Angeles. Mit einer Fläche von 17 km² ist er einer der größten Stadtparks Nordamerikas und der zweitgrößte Stadtpark in Kalifornien nach dem Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego.

Als Gründer des Griffith Park gilt Colonel Griffith, der 1882 das nahe dem Los Angeles River gelegene Rancho Los Feliz kaufte und dort zunächst eine Straußenfarm einrichtete. Zu jener Zeit waren Straußenfedern ein beliebtes Material zur Herstellung von Damenhüten. Die eigentliche Daseinsberechtigung für die Straußenfarm war es jedoch, Einwohner von Los Angeles zu den Baugrundstücken zu locken, die Griffith dort ebenfalls verkaufte. Nachdem der Bauboom abgeebbt war, spendete er am 16. Dezember 1896 zwölf Quadratkilometer seines Areals der Stadt Los Angeles. Später wurde Griffith wegen schwerer Körperverletzung an seiner Frau zu einer Gefängnisstrafe verurteilt. Nach seiner Freilassung versuchte er, den Bau eines Planetariums, eines Observatoriums sowie einer Freilichtbühne im von ihm gegründeten Park zu finanzieren. Aufgrund seiner angeschlagenen Reputation weigerte sich die Stadt Los Angeles jedoch, das angebotene Geld anzunehmen.

1912 widmete Griffith weitere 40 Hektar im Nordwestteil des Parkes, direkt am Los Angeles River dem Zweck, „etwas zu tun, um die Luftfahrt zu fördern“. So entstand das Griffith Park Aerodrome, das später an den National Guard Air Service übergeben wurde. Nach dem Tod von Griffith im Jahre 1919 begann die Stadt Los Angeles, die ursprünglich geplanten Projekte schrittweise doch zu bauen. Die Freilichtbühne, das sogenannte Greek Theatre wurde 1930 fertiggestellt, das Griffith Observatory im Jahre 1935. Durch weitere Landspenden und Kaufverträge wuchs der Park nach und nach auf seine heutige Größe. Der Park ist von 5 Uhr morgens bis 22:30 abends geöffnet.

Am 3. Oktober 1933 kam es zum Griffith-Park-Waldbrand. Bei diesem Waldbrand starben 29 Brandbekämpfer. Es handelt sich um eines der schwersten Feuerwehrunglücke in der Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten.Innerhalb des Parks befindet sich der 521 Meter hohe Mount Lee. Dessen Südhang ist der Ort des weltberühmten Hollywood Signs. Unterhalb des Schriftzugs verläuft der östliche Teil des Mulholland Highway. Mount Lee selbst ist Privatgelände und nicht öffentlich zugänglich.

Seit 2012 ist der Park das Revier eines männlichen Pumas (Puma concolor), der aus den Santa Monica Mountains zugewandert ist.

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cs Griffith Park

Griffith Park je městský park na východním konci pohoří Santa Monica Mountains ve městě Los Angeles, ve státě Kalifornie, USA. Park je s plochou cca 1740 ha největším městským parkem v USA a zároveň jedním z největších městských parků v Severní Americe.

Nachází se severně od centra města a skládá se z členitých kopců a zalesněných údolí.

Někdy se mu přezdívá losangeleský Central Park.

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Spanish Parque Griffith

El Parque Griffith (Griffith Park en inglés) es un gran parque situado en la Sierra de Santa Mónica en Los Ángeles, California, EE. UU. Su extensión de 17 km² lo convierte uno de los parques urbanos más grandes de Norteamérica. Tiene un horario de 6 a. m. a 10 p. m.

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French Griffith Park

Griffith Park est un parc américain situé à Los Angeles, dans l'État de Californie.

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Italian Griffith Park

Il Griffith Park è un parco cittadino situato presso la città di Los Angeles. Il parco ha un'area di 17 km² ed è uno dei parchi urbani più grandi del nord America (per fare un paragone basta pensare che il Central Park di New York ha un'area di 3,41 km²). Al suo interno si trovano il Griffith Observatory e il Greek Theatre.

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zh 格里斐斯公園

格里斐斯公園(Griffith Park)位于好萊塢東北部。是洛杉磯最大的公園,加州第二大的都市公園,也是北美洲最大的都市公園之一。面積廣達17平方公里。

格里斐斯公園是由19世紀的美國礦業鉅子格里菲斯·J·格里菲斯所捐贈土地,並捐款興建希臘劇場及天文台。這是一個巨大的綜合休閒中心,除了有廣大的綠地,以及適合各式各樣體育活動的場地與健身設施,還有動物園、博物館、希臘劇場、以及著名的格里斐斯天文台。

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Places located in Griffith Park

Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is an American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains.

"HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot (13.7 m)-tall white capital letters and is 350 feet (106.7 m) long. The sign was originally created in 1923 as a temporary advertisement for a local real estate development, but due to increasing recognition, the sign was left up. The sign has been a frequent target of pranks and vandalism across the decades, but it has since undergone restoration, including the installation of a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by The Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization, while its site and the surrounding land are part of Griffith Park.

The sign makes frequent appearances in popular culture, particularly in establishing shots for films and television programs set in or around Hollywood. Signs of similar style, but spelling different words, are frequently seen as parodies. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce holds trademark rights to the Hollywood Sign.

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named.

Over 7 million people have been able to view through the 12-inch Zeiss refractor, since the Observatory's 1935 opening; this is the most people to have viewed through any telescope.

Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum

The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum (LALSRM) is a non-profit public-benefit corporation founded in 1956 by live steam enthusiasts for the purpose of educating the public about railroad history and lore, and to promote live steam and scale model railroad technology. The museum is located in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday weather permitting. In 1956, all of the model locomotives were steam-powered, hence the name "Live Steamers". Over the years, gasoline-powered models of diesel locomotives and battery-electric locomotives and trolleys have also become popular. The museum operates a 7 1⁄2 in (190.5 mm) gauge miniature railway on which these locomotives pull trains that the public can ride.

The museum also has multiple smaller gauge railroad layouts for members usage in 4.75" gauge, 3.5" gauge, elevated 1 gauge, and g-scale. In addition to live steam layouts, the museum also operates a stationary 19th century steam plant every 3rd Sunday with a variety of vintage restored steam appliances. The museum hosts two live steam gatherings per year for visiting live steam hobbyists, the Spring Meet on Memorial Day Weekend in May and the Fall Meet on the first weekend of October. The museum has also hosted a number themed fundraisers and charity events over the years for Halloween, City of Hope, PADRES Contra el Cancer, and many organizations.

The museum also hosts exhibits related to Walt Disney and his passion for trains, including a full-size barn once located on the ridable miniature Carolwood Pacific Railroad in his backyard. The Carolwood Society, a separate entity from the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum, provides volunteers to host the Disney-related exhibits. Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn is referred to by the Carolwood Society as "the only free Disney attraction in the world".

Barnsdall Art Park

Barnsdall Art Park is a city park located in the East Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. Parking and arts buildings access is from Hollywood Boulevard on the park's north side. The park is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.Aline Barnsdall donated Barnsdall Park to the City of Los Angeles for arts and recreational purposes, including the preservation of the historic architecture and landscape features. Located at the crest of Olive Hill, Barnsdall Art Park overlooks the city of Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Hills, including Griffith Park. The park is centered on Barnsdall's Hollyhock House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a National Historic Landmark, Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, World Heritage Site, and on the National Register of Historic Places in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133-acre (54 ha) zoo founded in 1966 and located in Los Angeles, California. The city of Los Angeles owns the entire zoo, its land and facilities, and the animals. Animal care, grounds maintenance, construction, education, public information, and administrative staff are city employees.

Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Greek Theatre is a 5,870-seat music venue located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. The theatre is owned by the city of Los Angeles and is operated by SMG. Designed by architects Samuel Tilden Norton, Frederick Hastings Wallisand, and the Tacoma firm Heath, Gove, & Bell, the theatre stage is modeled after a Greek temple.

Autry Museum of the American West

The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. Founded in 1988, the museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. It has two sites and attracts about 150,000 visitors annually.In 2013, it extensively redesigned and renovated the Irene Helen Jones Parks Gallery of Art and the Gamble Firearms Gallery in its main building. In its related opening exhibit for the Parks Gallery, Art of the West, the new organization enabled material to be presented in relation to themes rather than chronology, and paintings were shown next to crafts, photography, video and other elements in new relationships.

Travel Town Museum

Travel Town Museum is a railway museum dedicated on December 14, 1952, and located in the northwest corner of Los Angeles, California's Griffith Park. The history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s is the primary focus of the museum's collection, with an emphasis on railroading in Southern California and the Los Angeles area.

Griffith Park Zoo

Griffith Park Zoo was a city-owned zoo in Los Angeles, California that opened in 1912 and closed in 1966 with the opening of the Los Angeles Zoo. The abandoned site of the Griffith Park Zoo, complete with the ruins of animal enclosures, is now a picnic area and hiking trail in Griffith Park.

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