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Geyser in Wildwood Regional Park

A crack in a section of pipeline running though Wildwood Regioinal Park sent water surging high into the air for at least an hour on Monday, causing damage to the park's nature center and attracting the attention of residents for miles around. Residents and the fire department called to report the break and crews arrived at the site within minutes.

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Teen Programs Benefit From Haunted House

Janss Marketplace officials presented Conejo Recreation & Park District with a $30,000 donation recently through money raised at the shopping center's annual Reign of Terror Haunted House.

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Park District adds off-leash areas

Thousand Oaks dog owners will soon have three new places where their canines can legally run free.  At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors voted 4-0 (chair Joe Gibson was absent) to convert portions of three parks—Kimber, Walnut Grove and Estella—into fenced-in, offleash dog areas for a six-month trial period.

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Volunteers at Goebel Center make stuffed animals to comfort children

Leaning over tables covered in mounds of white filling and colorful cloth, yarn and markers, volunteers at the Goebel Adult Community Center spend hours every week painstakingly creating one-of-a-kind toys and blankets that will be sent to underserved and sick children, young accident and natural disaster victims and orphans locally and around the world.

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Turf Replacement Helps Reduce Water Consumption

We are making a difference during this historical drought by replacing nonessential portions of parks—areas other than playing fields and high use grassy areas—with wood chips and drought-tolerant plants. Read more about incentive programs in our area! 

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Environmental analysis of proposed park available

The last giant swath of unused land in the city's boundaries, a 145-acre site in the Lang Ranch area of Thousand Oaks, could become a haven for runners, mountain bikers, model plane fliers and disc golf enthusiasts.

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CRPD Gives Grants to Local Sports Groups

The Conejo Recreation and Park District is teaming up with local sports and community organizations to improve park properties. As it has for the last five years, the district is granting capital improvement funds to groups that use the parks and are willing to help make changes.

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CRPD moving ahead with Rancho Potrero additions

Long-held plans to improve public access to the picturesque Rancho Potrero open space in Newbury Park are moving ahead. 

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Future park space renamed in honor of Conejo's native peoples

What has until recently been called Lang Ranch Community Park has been designed and redesigned. The new name, Sapwi Trails Community Park, was chosen to reflect both the history of the area and likely use of the land.

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Our Water Situation is Serious

Last year was the driest year on record for our area and the Governor has declared a drought emergency throughout California. Southern California water agencies served by the Metropolitan Water District reportedly have enough water stored to get us through another year. But what if there is below average rainfall over the next twelve months?

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