Woodland Hills, California

Woodland Hills is an affluent community in the southwestern San Fernando Valley which is located within the City of Los Angeles. Woodland Hills is north of Malibu and Topanga, south of West Hills, west of Tarzana, and east of Calabasas and the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space PreserveWarner Center, located within Woodland Hills, is a major retail, office, and employment center in the west San Fernando Valley. The south side of Woodland Hills is located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Chalk Hills, located in Woodland Hills, run perpendicular to the Santa Monica Mountains. Calabasas Creek runs through Woodland Hills and is tributary of the Los Angeles River.

 

Woodland Hills Country Club

Woodland Hills Country Club is a private member owned club located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in Woodland Hills. The 18-hole championship course was designed by William "Billy" Bell. The club includes a large clubhouse, dining rooms, and banquet facilities. The views are impressive.

 

Woodland Hills Recreation Center

Woodland Hills Park - Shoup Park

The Woodland Hills Recreation Center is a 19 acre community park and recreation center that is sometimes referred to as Shoup Park. The center features an outdoor unheated swimming pool, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, a lighted football field, an indoor gym, a children's play area, picnic tables, and lots of shade trees and open space. The facility is maintained and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. An extensive sports program and series of classes is offered each year.

 

Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital

The Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, established in 1948, is a retirement community in Woodland Hills that provides individual cottages, plus a fully licensed acute care hospital. The facility provides services through the Motion Picture & Television Fund to members of the motion picture and television industry. To qualify for a cottage, applicants must be at least 70 years of age, and must have worked steadily in the entertainment industry for at least twenty years. Famous residents have included Bud Abbott, Mary Astor, Joel McCrea, Hattie McDaniel, Johnny Weismuller, and many others.

 

Valley Cultural Center

The Valley Cultural Center, founded in 1975, serves the cultural needs of the greater San Fernando Valley by providing concerts, performing arts, and special events through its free Concerts on the Green program. Performances are held at the Warner Ranch Park in Woodland Hills. The program is run by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks.

 

Kaiser Foundation Hospital

The Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Woodland Hills is a 218 bed full service hospital and part of the Kaiser Permanente integrated managed care consortium founded in 1945. The Kaiser Foundation Hospital is a major employer in Woodland Hills and the San Fernando Valley.

 

Health Net

Health Net, Inc. is a major for-profit health care provider covering more than six million people in all fifty states. The company is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California and is a major employer in the west San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County. The company has more than 9,400 employees and is listed on the NYSE.

 

Mulholland Scenic Parkway and Corridor
Mulholland Drive - Mulholland Highway

The fifty five-mile Mulholland Scenic Parkway and Corridor is one of the most famous thoroughfares in the country. Constructed in 1924, twenty four-mile Mulholland Drive in the City of Los Angeles was envisioned by the famous Water Bureau Chief and City Engineer, William D. Mulholland, as a scenic road from the city to the mountains and beaches. The winding route starts west of the 101 freeway in Hollywood, and offers panoramic city, mountain, and ocean views. Eight miles of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway from the 405 freeway west to Woodland Hills are subject to closure. Mulholland Highway starts in the City of Calabasas and twists through the Santa Monica Mountains for approximately thirty miles to Leo Carrillo State Beach. The conservancy maintains seven scenic overlooks on Mulholland Drive.

 

Chalk Hills

The Chalk Hills are a low mountain range running north - south in the Woodland Hills area of the San Fernando valley. They run perpendicular to and adjoin the Santa Monica Mountains. The mountain range has white soil and bedrock from which it derives its name.

 

Agoura - Woodland Hills Pony Club

The Agoura-Woodland Hills Pony Club (AWHPC) is a charter member of the United States Pony Club, a non-profit organization. The club teaches horsemanship and the care of horses to young people through the age of 21. The AWHPC is located in the unincorporated community of Agoura which is between Agoura Hills and Calabasas, just west of Woodland Hills and the San Fernando Valley. The facilities are on 2 acres of land and include 30 stalls, 2 dressage rings, an enclosed jumping arena, a cross-country course, and direct access to adjacent public parkland that extends for miles.

 

Cal Lutheran - Woodland Hills

California Lutheran University (CLU) which is headquartered in Thousand Oaks has a Woodland Hills campus located at 5925 Desoto Avenue. The highly rated private university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

 

The West Valley Occupational Center

The West Valley Occupational Center has been providing high quality, low cost education and training to residents of the San Fernando Valley since 1965. Students can learn a new career, upgrade skills for an existing career, learn English, improve English skills, and more. The main campus is in Woodland Hills. Other campus locations are in Reseda and Van Nuys. West Valley Occupational Center is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

Woodland Hills Public Library

The Woodland Hills Public Library is part of the Los Angeles Public Library System. It includes a children's area, teen area, study rooms, and lots of computers. It is a great place to visit.

 

West Valley Chinese Academy

The West Valley Chinese Academy (WVCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the teaching of Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture. Located in Woodland Hills, the San Fernando Valley school offers classes for students from Kindergarten through high school.

 

Serrania Park

Serrania Park is a community park in Woodland Hills just south of Ventura Boulevard off of Serrania Avenue, which is also Desoto Avenue. The park offers hiking trails, walking paths, picnic tables, restrooms, a children's play area, and a convenient location in the west San Fernando Valley.

 

Alizondo Drive Park

Alizondo Drive Park is a 4.2 acre, scenic unstaffed and undeveloped park in Woodland Hills, California. The park is popular with walkers and runners and is known for the many bird species that visit the park including hummingbirds, finches, and sparrows.

 

Rancho EI Scorpion

Rancho EI Scorpion was a 1,000-acre Mexican land grant in present day Los Angeles County given in 1845 by Governor Pio Pio that covered parts of present day West Hills, Canoga Park, and Woodland Hills. Most of the grant was along Bell Creek in the Simi Hills.

 

 

 

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