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Mission Statement

Qualified and motivated Park Rangers provide a safe environment and a safe work place for all recreation and parks employees, patrons, and visiting dignitaries in a manner guided by a commitment to responsiveness, quality results, employee safety, and professionalism.


By ordinance, Los Angeles City parks are open to the public from 5:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Several parks or designated areas have been authorized for early closure at sunset. Some park facilities offer equestrian trails for riding horses.

Park space is usually available on a first come, first serve basis for picnicking and other recreation opportunities, but in some instances a reservation may be required. Please inquire about facility information prior to your visit.

Our on-site auditorium is available for reservation.


Located at the Griffith Park Visitor's Center, Park Rangers - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Office of Public Safety - 201 N. Los Angeles St. # 2, Los Angeles, CA 90012,

Stop by the Visitor's Center for information regarding Griffith Park activities, attractions, and upcoming events, or call the Communications Center at the number listed below.

Communications Center

Located at Park Ranger Headquarters, Park Ranger Communications is staffed 6:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. to provide callers with a central contact and dispatch center for routine and emergency needs. Phone number is (323) 644-6661.

The Office of Public Safety Communications is 24 hours and officers will respond to calls at Griffith Park and all other City parks. The 24-hour number is (213) 978-4670.

Contact the Communications Center for

Any report of violence
Disturbances and crime in progress
Illegal sports activities
Unleashed dogs and other animal problems
Lewd conduct
Facility and maintenance emergencies at Recreation and Parks facilities occurring after regular business hours
Requests for additional patrols
Notification to your Office of Public Safety Senior Lead Officer
Information regarding things to do in Griffith Park, (323) 644-6661

Any problem or concern may be reported anonymously.

Please Dial 911 in an emergency.