Sunday, April 24th at 5pm
We will be joined by Katya Apekina, Bruce Bauman, Lisa Beebe, Julia Ingalls and Lilliam Rivera
Facebook Event: Click here to RSVP
The Old Zoo enclosures were made to be cool. They are made of stone and totally in the shade. We will also have seating and refreshments.
Dogs and kids are welcome! (Although readings will probably contain adult themes and language)
The closest GPS/WAZE address is the Ranger Station
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(instead of turning towards the ranger station, turn towards the MERRY GO ROUND and follow directions below)
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 or ramp. Go up the stairs or ramp, 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 or a ramp. Either one will lead you to the Old Zoo.
Walk up the stairs/ramp 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. We look forward to seeing you there!