• 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 September

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  • A Bit of Local History

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Join us for a stroll through the grounds of the Ranch and learn about the history of the site. More

  • Free Cultural Program

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Design a gourd necklace with Potawatomi /Cherokee artist Nadiya Littlewarrior as she presents a workshop on decorating gourd necklaces. More

  • Native & Drought Tolerant Blooming Wildflowers

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Tour the garden and learn how to reduce landscape watering without resorting to pebbles and cactus. More

  • Whose Hoo?

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Join a ranger and discover the tricks of identifying the different owls that may be found within the area on this 1.5-mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, water, hat and sunscreen. More

  • Summer Hike with a Ranger

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Enjoy a summer hike to Inspiration Point on a 1 mile loop trail. More

  • Self-Sufficient Talk

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Author and instructor with 40 years of experience, Christopher Nyerges, will describe practical methods of self-reliant living. Methods include both the "old ways" Native American skills and modern urban skills. More

  • Backbone Q & A

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    The Santa Monicas' quintessential trail. Why should I? How do I prepare? Will I like it? What should I expect? Get answers and reference materials. 'Drop-in' any time from 10-2 for Q&A. More

  • Cultural Workshop

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Tongva artist, Julia Bogany presents a workshop on how to make a tule reed bird dolls and tule reed boats. More

  • From Set to Screen

    Sunday, September 28, 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

Did You Know?

Yellow Star thistle from texasinvasives.org

Invasive plant seeds and fruits can stick to you boots, shoelaces, backpacks and even pets! Check your gear! Make sure you’re not introducing harmful invasive species like the Yellow Star thistle to the Park, or into your back yard. More...