If you enjoy hiking in Runyon Canyon Park, you might be surprised to hear that one of the most popular trails is actually located on private property and is threatened by development of as many five to twenty mansions. Help Friends of Runyon Canyon and The Trust for Public Land purchase the trail and 14 acres of adjoining open space for the public to enjoy forever.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT
Every dollar donated will be doubled by a matching grant from the David Schwartz Foundation, transforming a donation of $50 into $100, $200 to $400, $500 to $1,000, and you get the picture. Every donation is tax-deductible and makes a difference. Hike in the hills knowing you helped save them!
YOUR DONATION WILL:
- Preserve 14 acres of trails for hiking and recreating, open space for regional wildlife conservation and linkages, natural vegetation providing habitat and water management, and open vistas both of the hills and from the hills.
- Contribute to the proper management of this valuable resource. Currently, as private property, the land goes unmanaged. Once purchased, the land will be cared for and managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, helping to preserve its resources and recreational capacity.
YOU- You the user of this valuable resource and beloved park. The park is a treasure because of you, and can be preserved because of you.
Friends of Runyon Canyon- www.friendsofrunyoncanyon.org
A volunteer-run nonprofit made up of concerned citizens and neighbors of Runyon Canyon with a mission to restore, manage, enhance and protect the Runyon Canyon Park Recreation Area in partnership with the public and the City of Los Angeles for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Trust for Public Land- www.tpl.org
A national nonprofit working to build parks and protect land for people. In Los Angeles, this work includes creating parks in underserved communities such as Maywood and Watts as well as preserving open space within the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding natural lands. Essential to this mission is increasing access to these locations for all Los Angeles County residents, making it easier to recreate, connect with nature, and reap the many health benefits provided by being outdoors.
ABOUT RUNYON CANYON PARK
Every year as many as two million people escape the urban bustle of Los Angeles to hike Runyon Canyon Park located in the Hollywood Hills. Next to one of L.A.’s most dense neighborhoods, this city-owned park is a favorite place to meet with friends, walk dogs, hike the park’s hilly trails, explore its natural landscape, and enjoy expansive views of the city.
Visitors often assume that all the park’s hills and trails are publicly owned. In fact, one of the most popular destinations in Runyon Canyon is an island of private land under immediate threat of development. With its sweeping views, this 14-acre parcel, long treated as a de facto part of the park, is a potential site for five to twenty mansions.
The land’s development would completely compromise this much-loved park, blocking trails that have long been open for everyone to enjoy and effectively ending efforts to weave Runyon Canyon into a much larger complex of public open space, including the Santa Monica National Recreation Area. We now have the opportunity to acquire this important property for the public.