Play Conejo in the News
A Community Comes Together
On September 20, 2017, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground, serving children with special needs and all families.
Located at Old Meadows Park in Thousand Oaks, this 11,000 square foot playground features carefully selected play pieces, a variety of surfaces, secure fencing, ample shade, plus a gathering space for parents.
The playground ultimately cost $640,000 and unfolded in three phases over several years. The project was made possible by the incredible fundraising efforts of Rotary members, with leadership from Ron Block and Vicki Arndt, and many Play Conejo volunteers. Individuals, families, businesses, institutions and other government entities, including the County of Ventura and the City of Thousand Oaks, all pitched in to make this happen. We did it...together!
About Play Conejo
Play Conejo was created in 2012 as part of the Conejo Recreation & Park District's 50th Anniversary to provide volunteer, charitable, and financial support for public park facilities and recreation programs which benefit Conejo Valley residents.
Play Conejo raises funds helping ConejoRPD maintain quality parks and offer diverse and affordable recreation programs. To date, park improvements have primarily been funded by fees on new residential development. As new Conejo Valley housing projects slow to a trickle, so too do funds available for park improvements.
Through grants and charitable contributions, Play Conejo helps the District with funding for park improvements such as new playground equipment, restrooms, walking paths, and refreshed landscaping.
Play Conejo also supports a scholarship program to place children with limited means into recreation programs. Kids who exercise and are engaged in their community are more likely to be healthy and grow into productive, contributing members of society.
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Play Conejo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization; tax ID #37-1694819.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law; check with your tax attorney.
Many thanks to Mortimer Tree Service
for their continued support of Play Conejo!
The Conejo Recreation & Park District is an award-winning recreation and park agency which:
Through its parks and recreation programs, ConejoRPD: