Los Angeles Griffith Park was temporarily closed on Easter Sunday afternoon due to large holiday crowds.
The Los Angeles Park Rangers office said the 4,200-acre park was closed for the time being due to capacity concerns. It is a popular weekend destination with even more people visiting the park's picnic areas on holidays.
In a tweet, the LA Zoo said anyone with tickets will be allowed to pass on Zoo Drive.
Parts of the park, including Griffith Observatory and Travel Town, were already closed due to pandemic restrictions. All LA parks were closed in April of last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, then gradually reopened to more activities throughout the year.
The closure comes a day before more coronavirus restrictions were set to ease as Los Angeles County enters the state’s orange tier for reopening. Movie theaters, restaurants, churches, museums, zoos and aquariums can go from 25% to 50% of capacity. Gym capacity will be increased from 10% to 25%.