The Peter Strauss Ranch


The Peter Strauss Ranch is a regional park within the Santa Monica Mountains just south of Ladyface Mountain in Agoura Hills, north of Malibu, and west of Malibu Lake. Recreational facilities include a stone house with a large terrazzo patio which is available for outdoor events including concerts, weddings, picnics, and art exhibits. The area was inhabited by the Chumash people for approximately 8,000 years. After Spain took possession of the area, it became part of the Rancho Las Virgenes land grant. The entry to the park is from Mulholland Drive, near Troutdale Drive. The ranch was named after the former owner, Peter Strauss, who sold the land to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in 1983.