GriffithPark, bequeathed by Colonel Griffith in1896, has, among other assets, 53 miles of hiking trails, campgrounds, a zoo, an observatory, and two 18 hole golf courses. They are Harding and Wilson, named after the Presidents. (There is a third course named Roosevelt- only 9 holes!) If you are on the 18th hole of Wilson, getting ready to approach the green, you can hear the animals in the zoo, because it backs up to the fairway. It is a bizarre feeling to be in the middle of Los Angeles with a golf club in your hands, ready to make a shot, and hear the trumpeting of an elephant.
Berlin, LA’s sister city, has Zoo (train) Station near their zoo; LA has a golf course next to theirs!