LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council has approved funding to study possible safety, parking and mobility improvements at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood.
The study will be undertaken by Dixon Resources Unlimited, which recently completed a similar study of Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign that the city is now analyzing.
The Runyon study follows a motion that was approved by the City Council in January, instructing city departments to report back with strategies to improve visitor access and safety, as well as the natural environment.
“Runyon Canyon needs our help, and it needs it now,” said , who represents the area and introduced the motion calling for the study. “With over 1.8 million visitors per year, Runyon Canyon is facing threats to its trails, its wildlife and future access to the next generation of park-goers and their four-legged friends. This study will give us the data we need to improve our park and ensure safety and access for years to come.”
The Runyon Canyon study is set to be completed by the fall, with a budget of around $28,000 from discretionary funds from Council District 4.
“Runyon Canyon is a very popular and very important park — serving millions of residents, visitors and dogs every year,” said Julie Dixon of Dixon Resources Unlimited. “We are honored to partner with the city of Los Angeles and council member Ryu in conducting and in-depth study and thorough analysis of Runyon Canyon Park to protect this treasured resource for everyone.”
The study was approved on a 14-0 vote.