Alamos Canyon (326 acres) has been transferred from Waste Management to Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.
Like the recently celebrated 71-acre Fran Pavley Meadow on our eastern city limit, this is another key acquisition toward a protected open space connector for hikers, bikers, equestrians and wildlife all the way from Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi Hills and beyond.
Rancho Simi will construct a trailhead parking lot and a connecting trail from Oak Park County Park to Alamos Canyon Road/trail. This will allow trail users to cross the railroad tracks using the park’s official crossing station.
The transaction took about 2.5 years from the time that The Nature Conservancy initiated the process.The result is the preservation of very important habitat which also serves as a natural buffer between the communities of Simi Valley and Moorpark. Rancho Simi’s ownership of the property also ensures maintenance and park ranger staff protection of the property.