On Saturday, June 9th, the brand new Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center will open at King Gillette Ranch, replacing an older visitor center located outside the actual boundaries of the parkland.
The Park Service is billing the new center as a “net zero” facility – which does not mean it has free WiFi sponsored by NetZero, but rather that the facility produces all of its energy needs from a solar panel system. Not only is it the first such visitor center in the National Park System, but it’s also LEED Platinum certification AND meets the 2020 federal standards for sustainability 8 years ahead of schedule. In other words, this place is a sustainability-nut’s dream.
The Center will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10AM, then lead tours and other activities through 4PM. There will also be live music, food trucks, and lots of other stuff to do. The Center is located at 26876 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas.
Tags: Calabasas, Hiking, king gillette ranch, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains, visitor center