The Conejo Valley’s trials and recreational facilities. FAQ

Our community has been blessed with many excellent natural resources and recreational facilities. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 crackdown, access to some of the facilities has been limited.  Many people have questions regarding availability and future plans of the Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) and the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) facilities. Some of the answers are addressed below. Why has access to Paradise Falls been closed? During the Memorial Day weekend, the Paradise Falls area of Wildwood Park was inundated with record crowds that compromised the sensitive habitat…

Spring: Time to Get Outdoors

Lake Eleanor - CRPD

By Doug Nickles [Note: While writing this article, the rules and guidelines implemented, due to the Covid-19 virus, changed daily. Please observe all applicable guidelines when outdoors, to keep yourself and others safe. Latest update is that the trails are open again, as of April 22, 2020.] We often talk about it, wish we had more time to execute it, relish the days we indulge in it and often, make some of our best memories when we succeed in accomplishing it. Think for a moment…back to a day that brings…

Public Invited to Get Involved in Conejo Recreation and Parks District Planning

By Doug Nickles When I first visited the Conejo Valley, I was enthralled with the idea that a city could be readily identified and surrounded by open space. The 1970’s was a transitional decade for me. I left my home in the Santa Clara Valley for college, met my wife, who was from Thousand Oaks, and where we ultimately made our home in 1984 (she moved here with her family in 1963). Having spent my formative years watching the greater San Jose region merge into a metropolis, including the birth…