Did You Know ...
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the largest urban national park in the United States?
It encompasses over 150,000 acres, extending from the Hollywood Bowl on the east to Point Mugu at its western end; and includes the beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu as well as the canyons and peaks extending north to Simi Valley.
Welcome to the website for the Santa Monica Mountains Fund -- a locally based nonprofit committed to supporting the National Park Service and the California State Parks in the their missions to provide for resource protection and public enjoyment of the
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Whether a nearby neighbor or distant visitor, here you can learn about one of our Nation's most significant, but often over-looked, national parks. You can also learn about the Fund's efforts to help ensure its continued existence for the appreciation and enjoyment of present and future generations. We also offer details on upcoming events that welcome your involvement, as well as access to the Outdoors Calendar, a quarterly guide to programs and happenings provided by some 39 cooperating agencies and nonprofit organizations working in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area -- you'll quickly see that the opportunities to enjoy and learn about the park are almost endless.
Finally, you can learn what you can do to help in this effort. We welcome your interest, encourage your enjoyment, and urge your participation. Please feel free to contact us -- we would love to hear from you.
--- The Board and Staff of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund