A must-see in Los Feliz for the views and architecture..
Donated to the city of Los Angeles by Aline Barnsdall in 1927, the park was closed for renovation from 2000 to 2003. Now back to its former glory, the structures perched atop grassy Olive Hill include the Barnsdall Art Center, the Municipal Art Gallery, the Gallery Theatre and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House (his first L.A. project). Beyond soaking up the breathtaking view, and perhaps packing a picnic, there’s plenty to do at the park: tour the Hollyhock House, visit the museum, catch a performance by a local community group at the theater or sign up for a class or workshop at the art center. While a variety of festivals are held at the park throughout the year, summertime is an especially popular time to visit, with events like Friday wine tastings with Silverlake Wine, free Sunday family art workshops and free Shakespeare performances. The 10,000 square foot art museum features contemporary works mainly from Southern California artists, including photography, painting, sculpture, installations and more.