If you had any star gazing plans in the upcoming weeks, you’ll have to reconsider…
The Griffith Observatory is closing its doors – as well as their roads, trails, and bathrooms – temporarily later this month due to construction and repair projects. Beginning on April 22, the city will begin four major renovations around the infamous Los Angeles landmark, shutting it down for 15 days. The shutdown means no vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians will be permitted on both East and West Observatory Roads, the parking lot, or past the Greek Theatre on Vermont Canyon Road.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the hiking trails leading up to the observatory as well as any exterior restrooms and hangout spots to view the Hollywood sign will be limited as well.
A breakdown of the upcoming projects include the following:
- Modernizing the lighting structures on roads and intersections leading to the observatory
- Upgrading the observatory’s air conditioning system before summer rolls in
- Building a new and safe sidewalk on East Observatory Road
- Reconfiguring the observatory’s hilltop parking lot in an attempt to reduce congestion (anticipated to remain closed through May 17)
For road closer updates, look here!
Also published on Medium.