Community Outlines Priorities for Conejo Recreation and Park District
We Prioritize Wildfire Prevention Maintenance, Youth, and Community Health
THOUSAND OAKS, CA – A recently commissioned independent community survey commissioned by the Conejo Recreation and Park District highlights residents’ views on and priorities for the District.
Conducted in April 2021 by FM3 Research, the survey provides insight into constituent opinions and priorities for the District. Top priorities include maintaining wildfire prevention efforts, keeping children and youth healthy and safe, and protecting natural areas.
“We greatly appreciate this community feedback. We agree. As evidenced by the recent Woolsey, Thomas, and Hill fires; fire season is now year-round in Thousand Oaks and we all need to do our part to continue wildfire prevention. CRPD serves 15,000 kids and their families – everything from after-school programs to outdoor recreation – that is so critically important to maintaining a healthy and safe community. This feedback is invaluable as we plan to continue meeting the needs of the community,” said Conejo Recreation and Park District General Manager Jim Friedl.
The survey also evaluated constituent interest in a potential local funding measure. Up to 66% indicated potential support for a local revenue measure to maintain clean and safe parks and recreation, wildfire prevention efforts, and protect natural areas.
“As studies have shown, participating in outdoor recreational activities has a number of mental and physical health benefits to people of all ages. Conejo Recreation and Parks is responsible for over 50 local parks, 8 community centers, and over 150 miles of open-space trails in the Thousand Oaks area. We need to keep it up and maintain our local parks, trails, and open spaces, upgrade recreational spaces; and expand recreation opportunities to keep our community fit and healthy,” said retired Park Ranger, Police Chief, and Youth Program District Volunteer Tim Hagel.