Outdoor Recreation



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
  • Full Moon Hikes
  • Morning Hikes
  • Senior Walks
  • Volunteer projects
  • Wildflower Hikes
  • Workshops

fALL Hikes 

Wednesday, September 27
Nature Walk and Storytime 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Legacy Park
Friday, September 29
Full Moon Hike6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Charmlee Wilderness Park
Wednesday, October 25
Nature Walk and Story Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Legacy Park
Saturday, October 28 
Full Moon Hike
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Charmlee Wilderness Park

For hikes and walks at Charmlee Wilderness Park, 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.


Wednesday, October 11
Raptors and Rodents6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Malibu City Hall
Saturday, November 4
Wildlife and Pet Safety6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Malibu Bluffs Park Michael Landon Center

Workshops are intended to give residents the knowledge and resources to live with the Malibu local flora and fauna instead of fighting against them.  Workshops will highlight principles and policies that are consistent with the City of Malibu Earth Friendly Management Policy which details the sustainability guidelines of City property management. 

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.