In 1962, voters created the Conejo Recreation & Park District when folks moving into the Conejo Valley decided they wanted to create local parks and recreation programs for their growing families.
To enrich the quality of life for our community by preserving and enhancing recreational opportunities, parks, and open space.
Today, the District serves nearly 140,000 Conejo Valley residents by maintaining more than 50 parks and recreation facilities, offering thousands of classes each year, hosting dozens of community events, and, in cooperation with the City of Thousand Oaks, caring for 15,000+ acres of open space and 140 miles of trails via the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA).
CRPD is full of passionate and dedicated employees who take pride in providing quality parks and interesting and diverse programs. We consist of 91 full-time, 53 regular part-time, and approximately 325 part-time/seasonal employees, not to mention our myriad of contract instructors who supply us with outstanding recreational offerings. Plus, we rely heavily on—and are so very grateful for—more than 1,000 volunteers each year!
Our annual operating budget for the general fund is $20,000,000, approximately 70% of which comes from property taxes. Approximately six cents of every base property tax dollar is allocated to CRPD. So a big THANK YOU to Conejo Valley property owners for your ongoing investment in your community.
Beneficial partnerships with other government agencies like the City, the County, and the School District, and with community institutions like California Lutheran University and a host of service clubs and non-profit organizations enable residents to enjoy significantly more facilities and recreational services than we could hope to offer on our own.
CRPD Staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community and are proud of what your Park District has to offer.
Our vision is to serve our community and be recognized as a top recreation and park district in the nation we must:
- be financially stable
- be the primary source of leisure activities and services
- match our programs and facilities to demographic needs
- distinguish CRPD as a leading partner with other agencies and organizations for recreation, park and open space needs
- be an employer of choice
- evaluate and leverage emerging opportunities, while maintaining our facilities and infrastructure
- update the District’s Strategic Plan annually
- inform and educate about recreation, parks and open space
- engage in, and promote, environmentally responsible and sustainable facilities and business practices.
Finance & Audit
The Management Services Division of Conejo Recreation & Park District protects assets, oversees financial policies, and manages revenue and payments. Finance prepares the annual budget and provides regular reports and budget analysis to guide and grow the District's financial health.