How to Find Us on Saturday May 9, 2020:
The Old Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It's accessible from a number of freeways.
Click on the following link to find your way on a map or see the detailed directions below:
We highly recommend parking in the Merry-go-round Lot 2, which is large and close to the race check-in area. Look for signs and purple balloons directing you from Lot 2 to the check-in.
From the 134 (N or S): Exit at Forest Lawn Dr. and head south. Turn left onto Zoo Dr. and then right onto Griffith Park Dr. Continue for 2.4 miles until you reach the Old Zoo parking area on your right. More parking is available at the lot on the left just past the Old Zoo. But your best bet for parking is at the Merry-go-round parking Lot 2 (or 1, if 2 is full). To get there, continue on Griffith Park Dr. until you reach Crystal Springs Dr. Turn right. At the next stop sign, turn right again on Fire Rd. After about 1/10th mile, on your right you'll soon reach Merry-go-round lot 1. Turn into Lot 1 and drive through it to Lot 2. Once you've parked, look for Meso Run signs and purple balloons guiding you to the check-in.
From the I-5S: Exit at Los Feliz Blvd. Continue onto Los Feliz Blvd. and then turn right onto Crystal Springs Dr. Continue for 1.3 miles until you reach a stop sign where you can turn left to Fire Road. Follow Fire Road to the top and turn right into Merry-go-Round lot 1. Keep going through Lot 1, and you'll connect to Lot 2. Once you've parked, look for Meso Run signs and purple balloons guiding you to the check-in. (If you're dropping someone off, continue past Fire Road on Crystal Springs until you reach Griffith Park Dr. Turn left and you'll find us a quarter mile ahead on the left.)
From the I-5N: Take exit 141B to Griffith Park. Turn right onto Crystal Springs Dr. and continue for a little less than mile until you reach Fire Road. Turn left. See additional directions above.
From Los Feliz Blvd: Turn north onto Crystal Springs Drive and continue for 1.3 miles until you reach a stop sign where you can turn left onto Fire Road. See additional directions above.
The following map image highlights the nearby parking options (I-5 is the freeway on the right; Crystal Springs Drive is the N-S road in the middle of the image). Merry-go-round Lot 2, off of Fire Road, is your best bet. But if you're lucky, you may find a few spots at Shane's Inspiration Lot, across from the playground on Griffith Park Drive. The purple arrows on the left indicate where you'll need to walk up to the Old Zoo picnic area for check-in. Be sure to look for Meso Run signs and purple balloons to help guide your way!