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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Support Your Park

A group of young volunteers pose with a large National Park Service arrowhead
 

Whether you sign-up as a volunteer, get a new read from our bookstore, or even make a donation to the park's official non-profit partner, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, you are helping the park in so many ways. Thank you!

College and high school students can support their park by becoming an intern and clicking here.

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.