• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

NPS Schedule of Events

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Events Upcoming for October

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  • Year-round Resident Birds

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Join us for an easy 1-mile stroll through the grounds while we discuss birds. More

  • A Bit of Local History

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    King Gillette Ranch has been home to a variety of people and used for multiple purposes. Join us for a leisurely stroll around the property and learn the history behind it. More

  • Volunteer Work Day

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to help improve trails at Paramount Ranch. More

  • Art Exhibit Opening

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Enjoy the work of Witchita tribal artist, Michael Williams. Includes pastels, ink and pen, and decorated painted drums. More

  • Gardening with Nature

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Is your garden ready for winter? Come learn how Mother Nature prepares for the next season and which of her skills you can adopt. More

  • A Day in the Life of a Tongva Child

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    Author Pamela Marx and illustrator Debra Vodhanel will present a workshop inspired by their book, A Story of Seven Sisters. More

  • Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    A day to celebrate the bird! Join us for guided walks, photo displays, and presentations on topics including a live bird presentation, creating a bird friendly habitat in your garden, the California condor, and more. More

  • Hike with a Ranger to Inspiration Point

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Enjoy a one mile loop hike with 360 degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring water and sturdy shoes. More

  • Rec Fest

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    A fun event for the entire family! More

  • Cultural Workshop

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Join Navajo-Pueblo of Isletas native, Rowan Harrison, as he teaches and demonstrates how to create small hand-coiled pottery. More

  • From Set to Screen

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch. More

  • Second Migration of the Year

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Join us for an easy 1-mile stroll through the grounds and bring your binoculars and bird book. We have the opportunity to look for species that are “just passing through”. More

Did You Know?

Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash played an important role in making sure 85 acres remained open space.

On June 13, 1980, Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash and concerned citizens fulfilled a dream-- a place for families to explore our natural world and learn about the Chumash. Satwiwa in Newbury Park, CA celebrates the beauty of the mountains and all Native American cultures.