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Griffith Park – Historic and in Need of a Conservancy?

Many people might not know that Los Angeles has a 4,218 park right in the heart of the city. Griffith Park was donated to the city 112 years ago by industrialist Col. Griffith Jenkins Griffith — who wanted to create the largest urban park in America. (He accomplished this task, but Griffith Park has not been the country’s largest for some time now.) An L.A. city commission recently voted to make the park an historic landmark — all of it. What this means is unclear. Will activities and change be over restricted or properly protectected?

In any case, like other large urban parks of much lesser size, Griffith Park does not have a conservatory (e.g. Central Park Conservancy or Forest Park Forever in St. Louis). With the L.A. city parks budget under continued strain, does Griffith Park need a conservancy?

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