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MRCA Closes Some Parks and Backcountry Trails Because of Extreme Weather Through September 8, 2020

September 5, 2020

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LOS ANGELES (September 5, 2020) – The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced today that effective immediately, it will temporarily close many of its parks because of the extreme hot weather and the imminent danger to park users in these conditions. The following Parks will be CLOSED until Tuesday, September 8, 2020:

CLOSED:
Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park
Rocky Peak Park
Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon
Mentryville
East and Rice Canyons
Sage Ranch Park
Wilson Canyon Park
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
Corral Canyon Park
Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon

In addition, all backcountry trails into Topanga State Parks will be closed at Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park (at both the Reseda Blvd. AND Van Alden Avenue entrances) and Temescal Gateway Park.

California State Parks, Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area have also closed their Ventura County Parks and Trails.

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.

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