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Closed or Not, Topanga State Park to be Re-Envisioned

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It's about 18 square miles in size, has more than 60 entrances, contains 36 miles of trails and is surrounded by eight communities, but the last time any plan was set in motion about Topanga State Park was in 1977 (.pdf). This year, state officials are revisiting the parks' general plan, which in essence revisions the park's future development and programming.

To that effort, California State Parks officials are hosting a public meeting in two weeks to gather input. "We've recently finished a cursory resource inventory and we'll present some summaries from that," explained Karen Adams with California State Parks. "But we need information from [the public] because a lot of people know a lot more than we do for some of these areas and topics. We need to know what the issues are and we need their ideas."

There's no word yet if Topanga State Park will be closed due to budget cuts, but officials hope to continue working on future plans.

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Meeting Information

- September 29th, 6:45 p.m.
- Stewart Hall in Temescal Gateway Park
(Sunset Blvd. and Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades)
- Download the flyer (.pdf)

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