Since 1977, Coldwater Canyon Park has been home to TreePeople. Set atop chaparral-covered canyons, TreePeople’s historic headquarters provides a haven of natural beauty in the midst of Los Angeles’ sprawling urban landscape. From this shady, quiet retreat you can enjoy panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley as you walk your dog (or simply yourself) on countless hiking trails.
Over 70,000 people a year visit Coldwater Canyon Park, confirming Los Angeles Magazine’s declaration that it is “one of the 300 best reasons to stay in Los Angeles.” Those who visit marvel at what they experience: a sanctuary for nature, for all who love nature, and in particular, for children, who come to love and learn how to nurture the natural world around them.
Take pleasure in a diversity of tree species as you stroll around the Arboretum and the tree nursery. If you visit during the week, don’t be surprised to be greeted by children from all over Los Angeles, who join TreePeople’s Eco-tours – a favorite field trip for many Los Angeles teachers. Come enjoy a magical performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre or attend one of our many monthly events – from tree talks to edible plant walks to moonlight strolls – that help make the cycles of nature understandable and accessible to a city-bound population.
This 45-acre public recreation area is owned by the City of Los Angeles and is part of a 1,000-acre cross-mountain park that includes Wilacre Park, Fryman Canyon Park and Franklin Canyon Park. TreePeople maintains the park with help from the Friends of Coldwater Canyon Park and the commitment of volunteers who choose to care for the park.
Hours The Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.
Dogs Responsible pet owners who clean up after their dogs are welcome. Los Angeles Municipal Code section 63-44-B.2.C requires that all dogs be on leash.
No Smoking This is a high fire risk area. LAMC 5725.14 prohibits smoking in the park.
Trails The Park is home to many plants and animals. When you visit, please admire them at a distance and leave their habitat areas undisturbed. While we encourage you to take your trash with you (and recycle it if possible) we ask that you leave all plant life in the park and respect the privacy of our park neighbors. Staying on the trails is the best way to avoid rattlesnakes, ticks and poison oak.