The Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law (501 c 3) exclusively for public and charitable purposes. Our primary purpose is to be a vehicle for neighborhood empowerment, informing the residents of Beachwood Canyon of matters affecting us all and acting on behalf of our neighbors to affect positive change.

We are an issues-based group holding meetings at least every quarter and more often if need arises. We send out e-mail reports and alerts. Click on Archives on the right to see a list of past newsletters. Feel free to download the BCNA Dues Request Form. In it, you will see an overview of the range of activities that we do in order to serve this great community:

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  • Katie Haupt-Higashi

    I think ALL Residents of Beachwood Canyon should be required to have a parking permit not only above the sign, but from Franklin on up. Even in the flats, there is a parking problem and often our guests can not find parking……I get awfully tired of tourists parking in front of my driveway and house and taking a walk.

  • Eric Watson

    Good Morning!
    This morning I went up to the Beachwood Trailhead access point to walk my dog and Park & Recreation had blocked it off. I was very upset about this, as I have been hiking in the park for many years. Do you think we could appeal to Park and Recreation to stop this illegal activity of blocking our public access to the park?
    Thank you!
    Eric Watson

  • hysign

    @Eric; Because of the safety issue created by the trailhead at the top of Beachwood, it will probably have to remain closed to vehicular traffic for a while. You say you were not able to go up there on foot? Hmmm. I was up there yesterday with my dogs. The gate was closed to vehicles but open to foot traffic.

  • hysign
      @Katie; You are not alone. The streets around the Franklin Strip restaurants are full of patron parking leaving little space for residents. Beachwood Canyon has a real problem with parking from tourists as well as hikers right now. Also, some local employees of Hollywood proper are parking on Beachwood Canyon streets and taking the Dash bus down to their Hollywood Blvd jobs.
  • Jessie M

    I’ve noticed a new electronic sign at the bottom of Beachwood that says starting March 25th there will be no access to the trails via Beachwood/Sunset Ranch area. Does anyone know if this is just a temporary thing or permanent? Perhaps I am just interpreting the sign incorrectly? I hike those trails every week and it is very frustrating to now not have access to public trails without having to go over to Griffith.

  • hysign

    It’s temporary. There is a gate about to be constructed at the top of Beachwood that will allow hikers like you in from sunrise to sunset every day. The cars that will be allowed access will be customers and employees of Sunset Ranch. Basically, this will be a pedestrian gate. In the meantime, I’ll walk up Beachwood and up Linforth to Deronda and continue upward to the other pedestrian gate and up to the Hollywood Sign. Or, up to the top of Deronda and over on the dirt trail that leads to Mulholland Hwy – then over to 6161 Mulholland trailhead and hike that trail to the Lake Hollywood area and up Canyon Lake past Lake Hollywood Park up to the Vista and over on Mulholland and retrace my steps. That’s over 3.5 miles of hiking and I never had to access the Hollyridge Trailhead. Also, from the Vista, there is a dirt trail that leads behind the Durand homes and lets out at Wolf’s Lair on Durand/Creston. From there, it’s a little walk down Flagmoor to Belden and down to the Village. Otherwise, see TheHollywoodSign.org for more hiking ideas.

  • David

    Is Sunset Ranch closed during the construction of the gate?

  • hysign

    The City wouldn’t allow for the business to be harmed during the installation of the gate. Boarders and employees will certainly be allowed access.

  • Becky M

    Is beachwood canyon park trail open now?

  • hysign

    Access to Griffith Park from upper Beachwood is not allowed until the gate has been completed. There are countless other ways to get up there. TheHollywoodSign.org will give you several options.

  • hysign

    Sunset Ranch is doing well as the rent riders don’t have to struggle for parking before saddling up for their ride.

  • hysign

    Since you’re a local, you can use the multitude of Griffith Park access roads and end up coming down the Hollyridge trail and exit through the gate. It’s only entrance that is prohibited during the gate construction. Exiting is permitted.

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