06 June 2015

Chino Hills State Park Lecture Monday

On Monday at 7:00 p.m., the Chino Hills Historical Society presents its next lecture on local history with Claire Schlotterbeck, executive director of the conservation organization Hills for Everyone, talking about the creation of Chino Hills State Park.

Ranch land for decades, the park property was subject to all kinds of potential development proposals from a regional airport, to a national cemetery, to transportation corridors to housing developments.

Fortunately, Schlotterbeck and other dedicated volunteers labored and lobbied starting in 1977 to create a suburban oasis that led to the creation of the 14,000-acre state park, which officially became a park in 1986 and which contains 65 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

This presentation is being held at the Chino Hills Community Center at 14250 Peyton Drive, across from Ayala High School between Eucalyptus and Grand avenues.

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