Beginning in 1966, W.A. and Janet Rothschild allowed Conejo Recreation and Park District to utilize the area known as Old Meadows Park under a license agreement, eventually giving the property to the District. Shortly thereafter, the District reconstructed the barn which was also donated by the Rothschilds and served as the District's administrative offices and Old Meadows Center in 1968. Located among many gorgeous oak trees, six acres of this 31-acre property is developed, and is now home for the Therapeutic Recreation Unit and the Conejo Valley Therapeutic Advisory Council (CVTAC). The Council, comprised of parents, professionals, and community members, meets monthly with staff to discuss and support programming for individuals with disabilities. New members are always welcome. Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Unit at (805) 381-2739, fax at (805) 381-2874, or go to their webpage by clicking here.
The park includes a one-of-a-kind "SensAbility Playground", an interactive play area stimulating senses and abilities. The playground features many unique play pieces including "Playville" miniature village, elevated sand table, "Sand Works", one back hoe digger, Tenor Marimba (a xylophone-like musical piece), Talking Bob, talking horns, a sign language panel and several sensory panels. The play area is surfaced with sand and rubber, providing accessibility to approximately 60% of the playground.
The Rotary DreamCatcher Project
The DreamCatcher project will construct a disability-sensitive playground, which will incorporate unique features that cater to the special needs community and will expand the existing "SensAbility Playground". Each feature of the playground was selected or designed to communicate welcoming of special populations and an awareness of their journey. In cooperation with local Rotary clubs, the goal is to raise $500,000 through funding partners and fundraising activities, so that we may finish or make significant progress on the project in anticipation of the Summer 2015 Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles. Thousand Oaks, chosen as the host town of the World Games, will welcome about 100 athletes and their coaches form one or more of the 177 countries participating.
Recently, a grant from the City of Thousand Oaks enabled Play Conejo, CRPD's public charity, to complete step 1 of this special project... a large shade structure. The new structure offers cooling shade from the harsh Southern California sun and it fits well with the style and colors of the existing playground.
If you're interested in supporting this worthwhile project, visit www.playconejo.org/donate.html.
To reserve the soccer field or meeting room, contact the Reservations Office at (805) 495-6471 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of reservable athletic fields, including amenities and reservation forms, go to Athletic Field Reservations. For a complete listing of meeting rooms, go to Gymnasiums, Main Halls & Meeting Rooms.
The park is open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm. For further information, call (805) 495-6471 or email email@example.com.
|ADA Parking Stalls||3|
|BBQ Grills||1||First come/first served|
|Dance Studio||1||Capacity: 40|
|Kitchens||1||Refrigerator, sink, stove with oven|
|Meeting Rooms||1||Main hall and kitchen capacity: 75|
|Picnic Tables||6||First come/first served|
|Soccer Fields||1||Reservable; no lights|