The Friends of Hart Park is a non profit California corporation composed of volunteers who donate
their time and talents to help raise funds and otherwise support the Park and Museum as a supplement
to the County of Los Angeles.
The organization is directed by a
board of 16 members
elected annually. The current President is Santa Clarita City
Councilwoman, Laurene Weste.
Memberships are available in several
categories and there are approximately 170 Friends. Many Friends volunteer to assist in organizing
and conducting events and operating the Trading Post. There are also many opportunities to
volunteer as tour guides of the mansion or do other interesting and fulfilling things.
are earned by conducting special events that celebrate the life and times of Hart, or are related in
some way to the Western way of life. These events allow the membership and guests to experience the
mansion and it's surrounds firsthand and in an intimate way not experienced by the casual visitor.
It is a very special place.
The friends have done many things to assist in the preservation
promotion and maintenance of the park and museum, including donating all or part of the cost for several projects.