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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Northeastern Park Sites

A map of park sites found in the northeastern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the yellow box are listed below.
A map of park sites found in the northeastern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the yellow box are listed below.
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Valley and fields with trees or views of nearby cities can all be experienced in this are of the mountains.

Cities and Towns Closest to this Area of the Mountains

Beverly Hills, Burbank, Cal State Northridge, Chatsworth, Calabasas, Encino, Glendale, Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Northridge, Pasadena, Tarzana, UCLA, Van Nuys, West Hills, Westwood, Woodland Hills

Park Sites Found in this Area

Franklin Canyon Park
Griffith Park
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park
Runyon Canyon Park
San Vicente Mountain Park
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve (formerly Ahmanson Ranch)

Also found in this area is the Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch.

Did You Know?

Rangers from California State Parks and the National Park Service discuss program ideas.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.