There are not many parks where you can walk, go horse riding, visit celebrities' graves, play sports and much more besides.

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Griffith Park

A park for hundreds of activities.

With an area of more than 1,700 hectares, it is the biggest urban park in America. Its name pays tribute to the multimillionaire gold prospector Griffith Jenkins Griffith, who gave the city the land to create a place for leisure and recreation. Fulfilling his wishes, this area has become one of the most visited places for people to play sports or simply relax. Surrounded by golf courses and picnic areas, Griffith Park has more than 80 kilometres of track for hiking and another 70 for horse riding. It also offers a variety of leisure activities ranging from the Los Angeles Zoo through the Griffith Observatory & Planetarium to the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. From the Griffith Observatory & Planetarium, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline. Also very famous is the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, an enormous cemetery built in 1917, which houses the remains of Lucile Ball and Buster Keaton, amongst other famous symbols of American cinema. Next to the cemetery, the Travel Town Museum reviews the golden age of the railway, with 14 steam locomotives and several charging trolleys and freight cars.

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