September 27, 2022
Nick Rivas, Public Information Associate
Phone: (626) 223-9280
Pico Canyon Park Temporarily Closed
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has taken immediate action to temporarily close Pico Canyon Park, located in Stevenson Ranch, CA., until further notice after an aggressive mountain lion was seen in the area.
An active investigation led by Fish and Wildlife on an attack of a 7-year old child that occurred on September 26, 2022 is underway. The child suffered non-life threatening injuries. According to Fish and Wildlife authorities, the investigation is being carried out as if this were a confirmed attack, however, the investigation is still ongoing.
If you see a mountain lion in the area, you are urged immediately to contact 9-1-1.
For safety tips when confronted by wildlife, please visit: keep me Keep Me Wild (ca.gov).
Media inquires should be directed to Captain Patrick Foy, Fish and Wildlife Public Information Officer at 916-508-7095.
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About LA County Parks and Recreation
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 183 parks and operates a network of 70,079 acres of parkland, 475 sports amenities such as futsal, basketball, tennis, lawn bowling and multipurpose fields, 42 swimming pools, 15 wildlife sanctuaries, 10 nature centers that serve as a refuge for over 200 animals, 14 lakes – 3 of which are boating and swimming lakes, 5 equestrians centers, more than 210 miles of multi-use trails, the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses, in addition to the world-class Arboreta and Botanic Gardens and performance venues – Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Virginia Robinson Gardens and South Coast Botanic Gardens and the Hollywood Bowl and Ford Theaters.