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WCAPT Event: Preservation in Designed Landscapes

  • Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • 09:30 - 19:00
  • Los Angeles County Arboretum and Santa Anita Racetrack
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Arboretum and Racetrack Tours with Lunch,

Presentations, Reception & AGM

September 17th

We're going to the horses and you're invited! Join WCAPT for a full day event at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and the Santa Anita Racetrack:

Saturday, September 17th 2022

9.30am to 7pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hugo Reid and Lucky Baldwin as we explore the Queen Anne Cottage, the Reid-Baldwin Adobe, the Santa Anita Train Depot and the Coach Barn at the Arboretum.

Tours will be lead by an all-star cast of local preservation professionals, followed by presentations in the on-site conference room, then a lunch under the trees with the peacocks!

Speakers, tour guides and other contributor's will include:

Mitchell Bishop - LA County Arboretum

Peyton Hall, FAIA - Historic Resources Group

Sandy Snider - Historian

Bill Ellinger - Ellinger Architects & Associates

Jeff Seidner - Eagle Restorations Group

John McCall - Eagle Restorations Group

After lunch, we take a short jaunt across Baldwin Avenue to the Santa Anita Racetrack, where more local preservation superstars will guide us through the history of the park as we amble through the paddocks and around the art deco grandstand.

A short business meeting will take place in the Baldwin Conference room with a celebration of newly elected and outgoing board members.

The day will conclude with a twilight reception at Clocker's Corner where we can take a seat in the grandstand, admire views of the San Gabriel mountains and unwind with a glass of wine and a bite to eat.

Thanks to a more than generous contribution from our key event sponsor, RLA Conservation, registration fees are lower than ever:

Members: $35

Students: $10

Non-Members: $50

Registration includes:

Arboretum Entry (Typical value $15)

Lunch (Typical value $15)

Santa Anita Parking and Entry (Typical value $10)

Wine and Cheese Reception (Typical value $20)

Local expert knowledge - Priceless!

Register now as space is limited. More information

including speaker details to follow!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are anticipating hot weather on the day of the event. The tours will include a significant amount of walking through the Arboretum, around the Racetrack, and up stairs to the third floor conference room at the Racetrack.

Please dress appropriately, with sturdy shoes, hats, and sunscreen. We will provide water at various points throughout the day but please bring your own supply too.

If you will require special access assistance, please submit your request to at your earliest convenience and we will do our best to make your experience inclusive and comfortable. 

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