Last November, the Griffith Park Observatory re-opened after being shuttered for five years of renovations.
It’s new look was spectacular, but the bummer was soon obvious. You couldn’t park in the lot and had to take an $8 per person shuttle. The entire parking scenario took up to an hour.
As a result, attendance dropped dramatically. A full 60% to be exact. So last week the powers that be decided that free parking up on the hill is the way to go. You can now check out the observatory and events and park close by. Probably a little crowded on weekends, but much easier for a drop in visit.