The main entrance of 1,765 acre Wildwood Park is at the corner of Avenida de los Arboles and Big Sky Drive in Thousand Oaks. The Chumash Indians lived in Wildwood Park for nearly 8,000 years, until the early 19th Century, when the Spanish colonized California. Eventually the park became owned by the Janss Corporation, which sold it to the Conejo Recreation and Park District in 1967.
Wildwood Park is an extremely popular spot for hiking and CRPD regularly hosts nature hikes there (nighttime hikes, family s'mores hikes, "all about owls" hikes, wildflower hikes, etc. The park has 14 trails covering 17 miles, including 2 year-round waterfalls (Paradise Falls and Little Falls). Wildwood Park is known for its spring wildflower displays from January to June.
The park hosted a number of movie/TV productions in the 1930s to the 1960s, including Spartacus, Wuthering Heights, Wagon Train, The Rifleman and Gunsmoke.
Call the CRPD at 805.495.2163 for more information about the park. But for LOTS of detailed information about Wildwood Park, including trail maps and pictures, visit the Conejo Open Space Foundation website at www.cosf.org/website/html/wildwood.html.