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Building a Green Future

The site of The Ford, nestled in the Hollywood Hills, was chosen in no small part for its natural beauty—so it’s fitting that we have committed to preserve that beauty by conserving its natural setting. The Ford construction project, completed in 2015, incorporated energy-efficient measures to bring the building into compliance with modern standards. The LA Phil will place environmental sustainability at the core of The Ford’s operations and will coordinate the environmental management plan and green practices that have made the Hollywood Bowl one of America’s great amphitheaters and urban oases. 

Here are a few of the changes we’ve made and will continue to make:

  • Planting drought-tolerant native plants and installing low-water drip irrigation systems
  • Improving access to public transportation
  • Replacing inefficient lighting with efficient LED bulbs throughout the venue
  • Using green practices when caring for the grounds
  • Upgrading our facilities to be in line with environmental best practices
  • Aggressively conserving water, soil, and other natural resources
  • Fostering a friendly habitat for native flora and fauna
  • Educating and encouraging all who love our venue to leave it better than they found it


Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Los Angeles County are partners in the management of the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford. Over one million people per year combined visit the two venues, and —and we invite them to share in the responsibility of keeping these natural treasures beautiful.

Arrive via Metro

Both the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford are easily accessible via public transportation, which eases congestion and helps reduce greenhouse gases. For more information on how to get to our venues via Metro, click here.


Recycling bins are located throughout both of our venues, and our staff is trained to separate non-recyclable material that may inadvertently get mixed in. Additionally, we’re dedicated to reusing the organic waste that’s created by our groundskeeping crews.

Taking Steps to Protect the Flora and Fauna

Dozens of animal and bird species and hundreds of native plants call The Ford home, and it’s our responsibility to make sure they’re cared for. Not only do we foster native animals by maintaining as natural an environment as possible, we’ve also emphasized the use of native plants throughout the grounds, which use less water.

Do Your Part

The picnicking tradition is one of the things that makes our venues unique. Enjoy the tradition responsibly by reusing your food and beverage containers and bags, recycling when possible, and depositing the rest in the proper containers. Help us create a strong environmental legacy so The Ford remains an unspoiled place for generations to come.