Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Parks Opens Parks Previously Closed by the Woolsey Fire
January 11, 2019
CALABASAS, CA (January 11, 2018) — The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) announced today that it has opened most of the parks that had been previously closed by conditions related to the November 2018 Woolsey Fire.
The MRCA has cleared hazardous conditions from the parks and open space. In addition, in order to assure public safety, the MRCA has conducted limited radiological analysis of soils in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve and other MRCA areas which determined that the fire had not increased the low-level concentrations of radionuclides that are generally consistent with normal background levels.
As always, trail users should exercise caution in the open space, and not venture off established trails so that plants and wildlife can recover from the fire aftermath.
The following parks managed by the MRCA that were previously closed are now open to the public:
Previously Closed and Now Open to the Public:
Liberty Canyon Trailhead
The following parks managed by the MRCA remain closed until further notice:
Sill Closed for Hazardous Conditions:
Escondido Canyon Park
All other parks, open space and trails managed by the MRCA are open to the public.
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is a local government public entity dedicated to the preservation and management of open space and parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat. The MRCA works in cooperation with other government partners to acquire parkland, participate in vital planning processes, provide natural resources and scientific expertise, and complete major park improvement projects. The MRCA manages and provides ranger services and fire protection for almost 75,000 acres of parkland that it owns and that are owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy or other agencies and provides comprehensive education and interpretation and leadership programs for youth. It is one of the lead agencies providing for the revitalization of the Los Angeles River.