Chatsworth, California is one of the many cities in the Los Angeles county area. This originally was controlled by the Spanish in the 18th century and later controlled by the Mexicans. The Mexicans obtained the land from one of the largest land grants ever in California. During the Mexican-American War, the United States gained control over the city in its victory.
It has been noted that there were several Native American tribes that called this area home, according to some there native drawings located inside of caves in the mountains. There appears to be archeological findings that put Native Americans in the Chatsworth area more than 8,000 years ago.
After the U.S. gained control, the population started to change and the city began to flourish and develop. Chatsworth, California is home to just over 35,000 residents in its 15 square mile boundary. The residents of Chatsworth are considered old in comparison to the county with an average age of 40. For this particular area in the county there seems to be a relatively high number of Caucasians and Asians.
In 1895 a new wagon road was developed to bypass Devil’s Slide. The new road was dubbed El Camino Nuevo or The New Road in translation. As the years passed it was changed to Chatsworth Grade Road further down the line. Nowadays this road is known to many as the Old Santa Susana Pass Road. It was considered new when it was established in 1917. Good old’ road knowledge does a body good. Not many know the history behind the roads that they drive on.
There are a lot of places in Chatsworth to see and things to do. Chatsworth is rich in culture and rests right under the Santa Susana Mountains. It also sits on top of Winnetka and Canoga Park. The activities that are available through parks and other recreational centers are family friendly and affordable.
Chatsworth, California has so much to offer, with a wide variety of parks, allowing residents to go out and explore nature. Chatsworth Park North has over 20 acres in the Simi Hills, offering a wide variety of outdoor activities such as baseball and football fields, hiking trails, jogging path, picnic tables, basketball and tennis courts, as well as a children’s play area.
Chatsworth Park South is a park that allows bouldering and rock-climbing. In the park, the Chatsworth Recreation Center can be found, as well as the historical landmark containing the Minnie Hill Palmer House, an original homestead house. Another great park located in Chatsworth, California, is the Stoney Point Park known as a historical site, which is perfect for outdoor lovers wanting to take a day trip. The park has hiking trails, rock climbing, dens and natural caves. Chatsworth also has a Reservoir which is home to several fish species, and open to anyone wanting to try bait casting or even fly fishing.