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.
Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Premieres New Art Exhibit October 7
Contact: Kate Kuykendall, 805-370-2343
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- The National Park Service will host an exhibit opening for Native American gourd mask artist Bernie Granados, Jr. on Sunday, October 7 at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. A talented Apache-Zacatec artist, Garanados produces visually stunning acrylic art and intricately painted gourd masks.
The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a special presentation from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through January 5, 2013.
All ages are welcome and the program and parking are free.
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. For questions, please call (805) 370-2301.
Did You Know?
Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.