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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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CRPD Opens Permanent Pickleball Courts

The first dedicated pickleball courts in the Conejo Valley are now open at Del Prado Playfields in Newbury Park. The paddleball sport, described as a more sedate version of tennis, is played on a court about one-third the size of a tennis court and with a lower net.

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Teen Programs Benefit From 2013 Haunted House

Janss Marketplace officials presented representatives from the Conejo Recreation & Park District with an $18,000 donation recently through money raised at the shopping center's annual Reign of Terror Haunted House. The generous $18,000 donation was raised in just 12 days from proceeds from the hugely successful Reign of Terror Haunted House during the month of October.

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CRPD Officials Propose New Off-Leash Areas

Conejo Recreation and Park District officials will fetch feedback from the public this spring regarding a proposal to create off-leash areas for dogs at nine local parks. The purpose of the meetings will be to gather input from residents on the possibility of adding gated areas where neighborhood dogs can roam free.

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CRPD Holds Racquetball Competition

A racquetball tournament at Thousand Oaks Community Center brought out dedicated players for a double-elimination competition. Nine men signed up for the tournament at the district’s two enclosed courts in the basement of the community center on North Moorpark Road, adjacent to Thousand Oaks High School.

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For a trail with pleasing flow, hit Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks

This unexpectedly pleasant waterfall destination will seem a little off the map for some Angelenos, but I found it well worth the drive to Thousand Oaks and very much worth the walk. Note: It includes a short water crossing that in damp weather could involve some slippery stepping stones.

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