The Peter Strauss Ranch is a regional park unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area – and operated by the National Park Service as Peter Strauss Ranch Park. It is located in the central Santa Monica Mountains — on Mulholland Highway near Agoura Hills, Southern California, in the Western United States. The ranch is named after the actor Peter Strauss, who was the last private owner-resident of the property.GeographyThe Peter Strauss Ranch Park is noted for its extensive California oak woodlands and montane chaparral habitats traversed by a walking path and hiking trail. The moister area along Triunfo Creek has a riparian zone density of plants and animals. The park’s habitats represent the California chaparral and woodlands Ecoregion – with the diverse species of the flora of the Santa Monica Mountains.