Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor recreation refers to recreation engaged in the outdoors in a natural setting and is a broad concept that encompasses a range of activities and landscapes. It is typically pursued through physical exercise, general well-being, spiritual renewal, and an opportunity to partake in nature.

Current outdoor recreation programs include:

  • Astronomy Night
  • Forest Bathing
  • Full Moon Hikes
  • Morning Hikes
  • Senior Walks
  • Volunteer projects
  • Wildflower Hikes
  • Workshops

For hikes and walks, participants should feel comfortable walking on uneven terrain for 90-minutes. Hiking boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes are recommended. Bring water and dress in layers.

Pre-registration is required at MalibuCity.org/Register.

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Rattlesnake Habitats at City Parks


Rattlesnakes are native to Malibu and play an essential role in the ecosystem. They control rodent populations which lower the spread of rodent-borne diseases like Lyme disease and reduce property damage caused by mice, rats, and ground squirrels. They are cold-blooded, which means they cannot regulate their body temperature, and because of this, they are most active when the temperature is between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit.

When visiting City parks,  it is important to be aware of your surroundings and treat every location as though a rattlesnake could be present. Please remember to stay on trails, keep your dog on a leash, and check playground areas before allowing children to use the equipment.   Keep in mind that rattlesnakes do not always rattle before striking, so a visual check is needed to guarantee they are not present. If you see a rattlesnake, stay as far away as possible, report the sighting, and do not harm the snake. 

If City staff are onsite, notify them, and they will address the situation.  If the snake is in a high-traffic area and City staff are not present, call the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter at 818-991-0071.  Be prepared to report the snake's location, size, and danger to the public.