Friday, April 16, 2010

Public Staircases: Big Parade Scheduled For June 12 & 13, 2010

Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 11, 2009. The Corralitas Public Staircase is a highlight of any staircase hike. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Big Parade II, the marathon 2 day, 40 mile, 100+ public staircase hike is scheduled for June 12 & 13, 2010. It stretches from Downtown to the Hollywood Sign. You can join the Big Parade for a few staircases, hours or both days. It's free, fun and this year, there's a 1-mile children's loop on Saturday.

If you want to get fit for the 2-day marathon, or just want to try out some local staircase walks with a group, The Big Parade is hosting a series of training walks, including one this Sunday, April 18. Learn more about the Big Parade, training walks, schedules, routes, volunteer opportunities and frequently asked questions on their website:

The Red Car Property neighborhood was featured on both days of last year's Big Parade. See posts from July 18, 2009 and July 19, 2009. See also: photos of many of our neighborhood public staircases.

Still not sure if you're game for exploring the hillside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Downtown and Hollywood via public staircases? Read more about local public staircase news, as well as links to recent books written by local residents on The Eastsider LA.