Located adjacent to the Los Angeles River is 105-year old Griffith Park,
the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the nation with
over 4,100 acres. Griffith Park offers numerous family attractions,
an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of
hiking and horseback riding trails, and provides visitors an ideal
environment for enjoyable recreation activities. Among these include
the world-famous Griffith Observatory, two golf courses, horseback
riding stables, picnic areas, hiking trails, soccer fields, camp sites,
children's play areas with a carousel and train, and many others.
Located on park grounds are the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage
and the Los Angeles Zoo. The park's close location to the Los Angeles
River provides numerous opportunities for creating easy access for
recreational users between the two facilities.