Chatsworth is located in the San Fernando Valley. It’s an area rich in history and offers several family-friendly things to do.
Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park
22400 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Families can hike and explore in the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. You’ll find a variety of plant life here as well as panoramic views. According to the California State Parks brochure, “The story of Santa Susana Pass includes an ancient Indian hunting trail, rocks used as shelter by native people, and hair-raising stagecoach trips down Devil’s Slide.” In days past, this area was part of a transportation corridor between Mission San Buenaventura and Mission San Fernando. This historic area was once home to three native groups — the Chumash, the Tongva, and the Tataviam.
Mason Park and Recreation Center
10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Families enjoy visiting Mason Park and Recreation Center because there is so much to do here. You’ll find baseball diamonds, a variety of sports programs, basketball courts, picnic tables, and a children’s play area.
Chatsworth Historical Society
10385 Shadow Oak Dr., Chatsworth, CA 91311
You’ll find the Chatsworth Historical Society at the Homestead Acre, a Los Angeles Cultural Historical Monument. Families can visit from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the first Sunday of each month. Because Chatsworth was home to different California Indian groups, you’ll find many indigenous artifacts as well as photographs and archaeological items representing Chatsworth’s early history.
Total Equestrian Experience
21126 Chatsworth St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
If you’ve ever thought of taking riding lessons, check out Total Equestrian Experience. They offer riding lessons as well as camps at their facility. If you’re not sure if your child is old enough or ready for riding lessons, be sure to check out the tips offered on the website that answer the question “When can my child ride?” Lessons include information on grooming, and riders will be provided with a safety helmet. Check the website for rates and schedules.
Valley Relics Museum
21630 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
A visit to the Valley Relics Museum is like traveling back in time. You’ll find a unique collection of artifacts pertaining to the history of the San Fernando Valley. On display are vintage neon signs, menus, clothing, art, photos, documents, and more. Families can visit the museum each Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, with free admission offered to all who visit.
11000 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA
Stoney Point is where to bring your family if you’re interested in exploring boulders that have formed caves, dens, and alcoves. This is a popular spot with hikers and rock climbers. You’ll find a small stream here, but there are no restroom facilities or drinking water so come prepared. Families will enjoy the scenic views and will feel like explorers after spending some time in this special spot in Chatsworth.
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