The Friends of Coyote Hills is an award winning group of volunteers from Fullerton and its surrounding communities united on the mission to save all of West Coyote Hills for a park and nature preserve for now and the future. We are a 501c3 non-profit through the Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks. We are supported by these well known organizations: Center for Biodiversity, La Habra Vital Community Task Force, Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, Hills for Everyone, Audubon Society: Sea and Sage Chapter, Southern California Botanists, Roots and Shoots: CSUF Chapter.
The Friends were founded in 2001 by Connie Spenger. Since then we have grown to thousands strong! We are committed to protecting one of the last remaining natural open space in North Orange County from development through acquisition. Permanent protection of all 510 acres of West Coyote Hills will ensure that we have a lasting public park for recreation and enjoyment. This is best and smartest use of this wonderful asset in our community. Join us in making this a reality.
History and Background
The 510-acres West Coyote Hills is North Orange County’s last remaining natural open space. It is located in the northwest corner of the City of Fullerton close to its borders with the cities of La Habra, La Mirada, and Buena Park.
The property is currently owned by Chevron-Pacific Coast Homes who has plans to develop 760 homes and a commercial area on the site. The Sierra Club Coyote Hills Taskforce and the Friends of Coyote Hills are working to preserve all 510 acres of West Coyote Hills as a park and preserve for now and the future. We believe that West Coyote Hills must be preserved for its ecological, recreational, and educational values.
West Coyote Hills has been used as an oil field since the late 19th century. As oil production dwindled in the 1970s, Chevron-Pacific Coast Homes began to steadily develop this site with homes. The last remaining 510 acres of the West Coyote Hills is currently zoned as oil and gas.