Park Policies

For your safety and enjoyment – and for the protection of Coldwater Canyon Park – we ask you to respect these guidelines:

No smoking

Coldwater Canyon Park is in a high fire risk area. LAMC 5725.14 prohibits smoking in the park.


We encourage you to take trash home with you and recycle it. You might consider packing food and drinks in reusable containers to enjoy a trashless, no waste picnic. It’s easy to do and helps protect our natural resources.


Responsible pet owners who clean up after their dogs are welcome. We enforce the leash law as outlined in LAMC 63-44-B.2.C.

Trail safety

The park is home to many plants and animals. When you visit, please admire them from a distance, leave their habitat undisturbed and do not remove anything from the park. Please stay on the trails to avoid rattlesnakes, ticks and poison oak.


Restrooms are located at the east end of the W.M. Keck Foundation Nursery and are open during all regular park hours. They can also be found at TreePeople’s offices in the Yurt Village, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restrooms at the Conference Center are only available for use during events held in that facility.

Film and photo shoots

At this time we are not hosting film or photo shoots.