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Griffith Observatory is CLOSED until further notice

As of November 20, the Vermont Ave. gate into Griffith Park closes at 9:00 p.m.


Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800
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Park areas in Griffith Park are open, including trails and golf courses.
Other park facilities and programs remain closed.


Face coverings and social distancing are required.

Vermont gate into Griffith Park is open for inbound and outbound vehicle traffic. Vehicles may park for free in and around the Greek Theatre.

Fern Dell / Western Canyon gate is CLOSED for inbound traffic and open for outbound traffic. Vehicles may park for free in the large lot near the gate (until sunset) or pay to park on upper Western Canyon Road (pay-and-display, see below for times).

Parking is very limited. There is also paid parking available in and around the Observatory (see below).

Shared ride vehicles (taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.) may drop off and pick up in the Greek Theatre area, but may not yet access the Observatory (see below).

DASH Observatory/Los Feliz bus service and Parkline Shuttle service are currently suspended into/around Griffith Park.

Tour buses are not allowed past the Greek Theatre.

Road closures are possible if traffic becomes congested.

Here's the latest on what is open and closed across the Department of Recreation and Parks:

Trails signage


Griffith Observatory is closed. The grounds, terraces, and sidewalks are open.

Face coverings and social distancing are required.

West Observatory Road parking and the Observatory's public parking lot are open to vehicles for paid parking. Hourly parking fees are required. There are NO REFUNDS. All vehicles must pay-and-display during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday     12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Shared ride vehicles are NOT permitted to access the hilltop at this time. All shared ride drop-offs and pick-ups should take place in and around the Greek Theatre.

Road closures are likely when traffic becomes congested.

No access by buses of any kind to the hilltop.

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