|Beautiful Southern California Parkland and Open Space Available Now for Your Filming Needs
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) manages more that 75,000 acres of diverse parkland in Southern California. While some MRCA parks have been closed in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire, hundreds of our parks and open space areas throughout LA County are thriving and open for filming.
Popular locations under MRCA jurisdiction that are operating business as usual include King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch in Chatsworth, Vista Hermosa Natural Park in downtown LA, and Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills.
We welcome the filming community whose locations were compromised to contact us for immediate help to relocate their shoots.
Our 75,000 acres of parkland offer an amazing diversity of landscapes, vistas, and structures—almost all within the 30-mile zone.
With facilities throughout Southern California, MRCA parks span open spaces and varied terrain throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor, including the Simi Hills, the Verdugos, the Santa Clarita Woodlands, and the Los Angeles River Watershed. From secluded mountain lakes, lush forests, and dry, rocky terrain, to Western highways, landscaped mission gardens, and historic homes—our parkland is as varied as your filming needs may be.
Extraordinary range of locations, including:
- Open fields
- Rocky peaks
- Winding roads
- Old missile sites
- Scenic overlooks
- Mountains & hills
- Pacific Ocean views
- Urban parks with city skylines
- Oversized capacity for basecamp
- Sports facilities: pools, tennis & basketball courts
- Seasonal creeks and waterfalls, ponds, lakes, L.A. River
Why Film with MRCA?
- Film-friendly staff
- Quick turnaround
- Evening, weekend and holiday filming
- Just one permit required when filming on property
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve (formerly Ahmanson Ranch)
5,600-acre Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve features wide open spaces, blue sky views, gravel and dirt roads, a helipad, a ranch house, a bunk house, grasslands, deep wilderness, and much more.
King Gillette Ranch
One of the most stunning locales in the Santa Monica Mountains, 588-acre King Gillette Ranch offers green, diverse landscapes and historic architecture. Features include huge open spaces, a variety of both institutional and residential buildings, ponds and bridges, athletic facilities, plenty of parking and room for oversized basecamp.
Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch
Breathtaking views at high altitudes with winding roads, rolling hills, helipads, interesting stuctures, and flat areas with striking lone oak trees. Capacity for oversized basecamp/parking.
Franklin Canyon Park
A portal to forested tranquility in the center of the city. Pacific Northwest-style foliage including redwoods and pines, a large reservoir/lake surrounded by trees and many grassy areas, administrative buildings and nature center. Plenty of parking and capacity for oversized basecamp.