Longtime open space advocates inducted into Gratitude Circle

Two people responsible for establishing preserved areas of parkland were honored last week. Frances Prince and Rorie Skei were inducted May 9 into the Gratitude Circle, which honors people who’ve made special contributions to the agency and its mission.

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Keeping Up With Water Conservation

Even with the promise of an impending El Niño—a promise that appears more flimsy with each passing day—the Conejo Rec and Park District's drought-related conservation efforts haven’t waned.

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To protect...and learn

Local children were recently treated to book shopping spree. During the visit to Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, kids from T.O.'s Warwick Apartments used the gift cards they received during a Christmas event. The 80 gift cards valued at $1,300 were donated by students, parents and parishioners at St. Patrick's Church and Day School.

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Reclaimed Water System Gets Greenlight

During the Dec. 3 meeting, CRPD's Board of Directors awarded a $316,000 contract to convert the irrigation system at North Ranch Neighborhood Park from using potable water to reclaimed water— treated water that’s safe for plants but not for human consumption.

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Park board votes to make off-leash dog areas permanent

Three off-leash dog areas added to the local park system in March will remain permanently, the Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors decided last week. The vote came Nov. 5, three weeks after a decision on the fate of the mini-dog parks at Kimber, Walnut Grove and Estella neighborhood parks was postponed due to a legal concern.

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Wildwood Park Update

Two and a half months after a cracked water pipe erupted at Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, sending a geyser high into the air and damaging parts of the park, facilities have been repaired and are open again to visitors.

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CRPD Vote Clears way For Mixed Use on Thousand Oaks Blvd

Developers seeking to build multifamily housing along Thousand Oaks Boulevard cleared a major hurdle this month when the Conejo Recreation and Park District's board of directors voted in favor of reducing its Quimby fees for that section of the city.

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PLAY CONEJO RECEIVES $50,000 DONATION

Play Conejo has received an unexpected and unprecedented $50,000 personal gift and donation from the Tull Family Foundation. The funds will help create the unique and much anticipated playground at Old Meadows Park – home of Conejo Recreation and Park District's award-winning Therapeutic Recreation program.

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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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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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