2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
Billy Warsoldier to Premiere Documentary
Cahuilla/Apache Artist Billy Warsoldier to Premiere Documentary and Open Exhibit at Satwiwa Culture Center
(Newbury Park, CA) On Sunday, January 23rd, the National Park Service will screen a short documentary film about the art of Cahuilla Apache Artist Billy Warsoldier at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park. Following the 10:00 a.m. film premiere, the artist will be available until noon to discuss his art and answer questions from the public. In the afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Warsoldier will host the opening of an exhibit of his work at the Culture Center. Warsoldier uses an abstract expressionist technique of creating oil paintings with palette knives. His work explores themes related to wilderness and introspection.
To learn more about Warsoldier and his art check out his website at www.warsoldierartwork.com. The program and parking are free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information call the National Park Service Visitor Center at (805) 370-2301.
Directions to Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: From the Ventura Freeway (101), exit at Wendy Drive and head south. Turn right on Lynn Road. Turn left on Via Goleta. Continue all the way to a parking lot where the road ends. Walk 0.3 miles to the Culture Center.
Did You Know?
Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.