RUNYON IS REDONE...SO WHAT'S NEW?

RUNYON IS REDONE...SO WHAT'S NEW?

After FOUR LONG MONTHS the time has finally come! Runyon has REOPENED! When I first heard the news at the beginning of the year I was so upset. Hiking Runyon was something I looked forward to doing 2-3 times a week in addition to my workouts at the gym. As the summer went by I started taking other hikes into consideration like Fryman in Studio City and The Hollywood Sign, but at the end of the day traffic was always so bad and nothing ever compared to the infamous Runyon Canyon. I eventually just stopped hiking altogether. I had so many friends come to visit with hopes of hiking Runyon and potentially spotting some celebs only to find out it was closed. BUT WHY? They would ask. I was curious myself so I headed to Runyon at 5am on its reopening day to find out! Did I mention I got interviewed by KTLA too?!?! So Crazy! Let's take a look at exactly what changed at Runyon in the past 4 months! 

HERE IS WHAT I SAW: 

  • New Water Fountains ALL OVER! YAY!
  • New Pavement on the Main Trail
  • Running Sprinkler Systems
  • Yellow hydrants everywhere which I assume is part of the water pipeline replacement plan and there to put out fires if need be
  • New Bike Rack outside of the North Fuller Entrance
  • The basketball court area was re-paved & fenced but nothing really going on there
 Reopening Day at Runyon 5:30am Sunrise. 

Reopening Day at Runyon 5:30am Sunrise. 

RECAP

 For the most part I am happy with the changes that were made at Runyon. The changes were very subtle and I like that because I loved Runyon for what it has always been and I am sure many people feel that way. Had it been turned into this new modern park I would have been pretty upset. My only complaint is that they still don't have a bathroom! I kind of thought that after being closed for 4 months that would have been one of the improvements made to the park but sadly it was not. Hopefully that will come in the near future!

ENTRANCES AND PARKING INFO

If you plan to visit Runyon below is some useful information in regards to what I deem to be one of the most stressful parts of living and visiting in LA...PARKING! 

NORTH FULLER AVENUE ENTRANCE (THE SOUTHERN ENTRANCE)

  • DIRECTIONS: From Franklin and N. Fuller Avenue head north on N. Fuller a block and a half until you reach the park entrance.
  • ADDRESS: 2001 N. Fuller Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90046 
  • PARKING: Street parking is located all around but pay attention to signs. Some are NO PARKING at any time, others have restrictions such as street cleaning and parking for 2 hours between 7am and 7pm only. 

RUNYON CANYON ROAD ENTRANCE

  • DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Franklin Avenue and N. Vista Street head north on N. Vista Street a block and a half until you reach Runyon Canyon Road. At Runyon Canyon Road head east and you will see the park entrance ahead. 
  • ADDRESS: No Specific address for GPS
  • PARKING: Street parking is located all around but pay attention to signs. Some are NO PARKING at any time, others have restrictions such as street cleaning and parking for 2 hours between 7am and 7pm only. 

MULHOLLAND DRIVE ENTRANCE (THE NORTHERN ENTRANCE)

  • DIRECTIONS: This entrance is on Mulholland Drive where Pyramid Place and Mulholland Drive intersect. 
  • ADDRESS: Located off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive
  • PARKING: There is a small parking lot located at this entrance with very limited space. Street parking is close by, but again pay attention to signs! 

HAPPY HIKING! 

Stay FIT my FRIENDS.

XoXo, Brittney

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