GRIFFITH PARK—Griffith Park will be celebrating 120 years of existence at the park’s Merry-Go-Round on December 16.

The event will be presented by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Park, the event celebrates and recognizes Griffith Park as one of the largest urban parks in North America. The park was created in 1896 and is the second-largest city park in California, after Mission Trails Preserve in San Diego.

The event will feature live entertainment by legendary Jazz musician Dadisi Komolafe, as well as skits by Shakespeare in the Park for all to enjoy.  Activities planned for visitors are diverse, from a rock climbing wall, to an L.A. River Rover appearance, to a night hike with the Sierra Club. Water and shoes are recommended for those planning to embark on the hike. Other venues in the park that will join in the celebration are the Griffith Observatory, Travel Town, The Greek Theatre and The Autry.

Booths from local organizations will also be present, such as Friends of Griffith Park, The Griffith Park Advisory Board, The L.A. Zoo, Friends of the Los Angeles River, National Wildlife Federation, Park Rangers, Golf, Los Feliz Improvement Association, and The Trails Café, among others.

The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round will be located on the Park Center between the Los Angeles Zoo and the Los Feliz park entrance at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, 90027. The event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.