Chatsworth is a community in the northwestern San Fernando Valley which is part of the City of Los Angeles. The Santa Susana Mountains and unincorporated Los Angeles County are to the north, Porter Ranch to the northeast, Northridge to the east, and West Hills to the south. The current population exceeds 40,000.
Sage Ranch Park overlooks Chatsworth from its more than 2,000 foot elevation in the Simi Hills, while the 680 acre Santa Susana Pass Historic Park is located between Chatsworth and Simi Valley. Oat Mountain which is just north of Chatsworth provides impressive views of Chatsworth and much of the San Fernando Valley. Rocky Peak Park, located between Chatsworth and Simi Valley, offers great views and extensive hiking trails.
Chatsworth Nature Preserve (CNP)
The Chatsworth Nature Preserve, established in 1994, is a 1,325 acre open space nature preserve in the Chatsworth community of Los Angeles, which is also part of the San Fernando Valley. The nature preserve is the former site of the Chatsworth Reservoir, a former water storage facility, located in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains and Simi Hills in Los Angeles County. The western edge of the Chatsworth Nature Preserve is on the line separating Los Angeles County from Ventura County. The Santa Susana Pass Historic Park, Stoney Point, the Minnie Hill Palmer House, and the Burro Flats Painted Cave are all nearby. Wildlife includes woodpeckers, egrets, herons, cormorants, Great Horned Owls, rabbits, mule deer, gray fox, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, raccoons, and more than 200 other species of birds. The Chatsworth Nature Preserve Ecology Pond is a permanent source of water.
Chatsworth Nature Preserve Coalition
The Chatsworth Nature Preserve Coalition was formed to preserve the 1,325 acre Chatsworth Nature Preserve (CNP) which includes seasonal wetlands, an Ecology Pond, the habitat for extensive forms of wildlife, and valuable open space. The long term vision of the volunteer organization is to incorporate the CNP within a larger network of wildlife corridors and protected open space.
Chatsworth Peak, in the Simi Hills, with an elevation of 2,314 feet, overlooks Chatsworth and most of the northern and western San Fernando Valley.
Chatsworth Park North
Chatsworth Park North is a 24 acre open space park located in Chatsworth which is part of the San Fernando Valley and the city of Los Angeles. The park has hiking trails, a baseball diamond, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a soccer field, picnic areas, and a large children’s play area. The main trail connects into a trail system leading to the Santa Susana Pass.
Chatsworth Park South
Chatsworth Park South is a public park consisting of more than 100 acres located in the Simi Hills and Chatsworth which is within the San Fernando Valley. The park includes extensive hiking trails, mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, baseball, soccer, and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas, and a children's play area. The park is one of the most beautiful in Los Angeles attracting rock climbers and hikers from all areas of Los Angeles County and beyond. It is also the location of the Chatsworth Historical Society. The trailhead is at the western end of Devonshire.
Stoney Point Park - Chatsworth
Stoney Point Outcroppings
Stoney Point Park, also known as Stoney Point Outcroppings, is a city park located in the community of Chatsworth which is part of the city of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The park is famous with rock climbers because of its huge boulders and spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley and Santa Susana Mountains. The park was designated a Historic and Cultural Monument in 1974 by the City of Los Angeles. The area was once the home of the Tongva People who left in the 1790's when the Spanish moved into the area.
The Chatsworth Formation is another name for the Stoney Point Outcroppings located in Stoney Point Park in the Simi Hills and Western Susana Mountains. The park is at the north end of Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
Chatsworth Oaks Park
Chatsworth Oaks Park is a three acre community park featuring a children’s play area, picnic tables, barbeques, walking trails, open space, and great views of the western and northern San Fernando Valley.
Browns Creek Park
Browns Creek Park is a 53 acre scenic unstaffed park located in Los Angeles County just to the west of Porter Ranch and north of Chatsworth. The park offers hiking trails, bike paths, and horse trails.
Chatsworth Recreation Center
The Chatsworth Recreation Center has an adaptive sports league for wheelchair bound people and includes hockey, basketball, football, and rugby. The facility features a children's play area, indoor gym, restrooms, picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, and basketball courts. The center is maintained and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
Chatsworth Historical Society
The Chatsworth Historical Society (CHS) was formed in 1963. Its mission is to preserve and mark historical sites and landmarks within the Chatsworth area; to collect photographs, artifacts, and archaeological items that represent the history of Chatsworth; and to establish a museum to house and exhibit the collection. Memberships are available and welcome. Meetings are held regularly.
Mason Recreation Center - Chatsworth
Mason Recreation Center is a park in Chatsworth that features an indoor gymnasium that can also be used as an auditorium with a capacity of 400. It also features a lighted baseball diamond, a children's play area, picnic tables, barbeque pits, and open space.
Twin Lakes Property Owners Association
The Twin Lakes Property Owners Association is a non-profit voluntary association of homeowners formed to serve the residents and homeowners of the Twin Lakes Community. Twin Lakes was subdivided and developed in the 1920s as a vacation community. It is located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County just north of Chatsworth in the Simi Hills.
Minnie Hill Palmer House - Chatsworth
The Minnie Hill Palmer House, built in 1911-1913, is the only remaining homestead house in the San Fernando Valley. James and Rhonda Jane Hill acquired 230 acres of land, in what is now Chatsworth, in 1886. One of their children built the house that stands today. Today, the house and 1.3 acres of the original homestead is owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and serves as a museum that is open to the public. The museum is maintained and operated by the Chatsworth Historical Society which provides tours. The Minnie Hill Palmer House has been used as a movie location and is available for weddings and private parties.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods is a 23 acre park in northwest Chatsworth operated by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. The park was once part of the historic Iverson Movie Ranch. The area was named for its massive sandstone rock formations. Portions of the old stage coach route that connected Simi Valley over the Santa Susana Pass run through the park. Access is near the intersection of Santa Susana Pass Road and Topanga Canyon Boulevard close to where Los Angeles County meets Ventura County. The views from Garden of the Gods are absolutely incredible.
Chatsworth Community Church
The Chatsworth Community Church, built in 1903, is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument designated in 1962. The building was moved, saved, and restored by the Chatsworth Historical Society. It was the center of social life in the north San Fernando Valley for many years and served as the local high school from 1906 to 1908.