LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Los Angeles Parks Foundation announced today that it has joined forces with Airbnb to host a limited number of exclusive events as part of its 10-year anniversary. Two of the City’s Recreation and Park sites, Wattles Mansion and Mt. Hollywood, promise to be engaging and unique for locals and visitors alike heightening enjoyment of these iconic sites.
Hosted by LA Parks Foundation, guests can select from multiple dates from April through June to either join hikes in Griffith Park led by former councilmember Tom LaBonge or take a private tour and enjoy tea with a family member of the Wattles Mansion estate in the hills of Hollywood.
“These Social Impact Experiences will bring these historic sites to life for locals and visitors highlighting some of the many unique parks in our city,” said Judith Kieffer, Executive Director of the LA Parks Foundation. “We’re proud to launch this public-private partnership with Airbnb that will foster more appreciation of our city parks.”
Built in 1907 and designed by Elmer Grey and Myron Hunt, the Wattles Mansion with its extensive gardens stands out as one of Los Angeles’ most architecturally significant homes. Guests to this exclusive event will learn about the history of the house and the many functions it has served over the years. Likewise, the 1,400 acres of Griffith Park stand alone as one of the most well-known wilderness parks in the nation with an extensive system of hiking trails, golf courses, picnic areas and the LA Zoo. Tom LaBonge, affectionately known as “Mr. LA,” will guide participants on a two-mile hike while providing insight on the park and its regional topography with views of the Hollywood sign and surrounding mountain ranges.
About LA Parks Foundation
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation is a nonprofit created to support the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance, expand, preserve and promote recreation and parks for the people of Los Angeles. The Foundation is an example of the unique benefits that can be realized through public-private partnerships. The Foundation supports LA City parks through programs and initiatives such as Adopt-A-Park, Donate-A-Bench and Friend of the Parks. In addition, the Foundation raises funds for small and large projects throughout the park system. For more information about LA Parks Foundation visit our website at laparksfoundation.org