May 19th, 2013 at 5:30pm
The Old Zoo in Griffith Park
and musical guest Bloody Death Skull
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The Independent Shakespeare Company has detailed maps and directions to the Old Zoo. They also have hot pink signs up along Crystal Springs Drive, which point the way to the Old Zoo.
If you are familiar with the park, make your way to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2. Walk through the trailhead towards the picnic areas and turn left. Take any trail, making your way toward the stairs. Go up the stairs, and you will see the Old Zoo across the open field to your left. We will be inside one of the enclosures-- probably the second or third. We will have signs up pointing the way, and chairs and a refreshment table set up inside the enclosure.
Make your way to Los Feliz Blvd. and turn onto Crystal Springs Drive into the park. We will have signs along Crystal Springs to assure you that you are headed in the right direction.
Continue straight through the first stop sign, which is the turn-off for the 5.
Soon, you will reach another stop sign. We will have a sign up here, and there will likely be many other signs up as well. The Ranger station is to your right, but you will turn LEFT, following signs for the MERRY-GO-ROUND.
At the top of the hill, turn right into the parking lot. This is Merry-Go-Round Lot #1. Drive through this lot to the next parking lot, Merry-Go-Round Lot #2. Park here. The Old Zoo is a short (5-7 minute) walk from the parking lot.
Walk straight along the road, but do not turn right down the hill.
Continue walking straight through the trailheads towards the picnic areas. We will have a sign up at the trailhead.
Do not walk towards the cars ahead.
The trails around here all lead in sort of the same direction, so don't worry too much about staying on a particular trail. Soon, you will see a purple fire hydrant. Turn left up the hill and keep an eye out for staircases. There are two staircases, and either one will lead you to the Old Zoo.
Walk up the stairs and there will be a wide open field before you. Head left towards the ruins.
We will be in one of the enclosures. We will have chairs set up, a refreshments table, and a sign at the entrance. The Independent Shakespeare Company has an event ending around 5pm, so we think the area will be cleared out by 5:30. We look forward to seeing you there!