Fern Dell In Griffith Park

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Fern Dell In Griffith Park

Postby nichols » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:08 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Restoring a sanctuary in Griffith Park
The once-exotic Fern Dell has deteriorated into a tangled, neglected patch of L.A.'s large urban park. Now a nonprofit group has pledged to restore its past glory.

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By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2012

Los Angeles city dwellers once enjoyed a sanctuary of gnarled oaks, serene pools and exotic ferns on Griffith Park's southwestern edge. But four decades of neglect have left the 20-acre Fern Dell retreat a shabby relic of its former self, which is why a band of park lovers is now trying to restore it to its early Hollywood heyday...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 2471.story

http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:47 pm

i remember going there often as a kid in the mid to late 1960s.

happy to hear about this - as long as they restore and not replace the historic and rustic features.
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