Conejo Recreation & Park District Programs and Services Highly Valued by Community

CRPD Web-release
Contact: Jim Friedl, General Manager  - [email protected]/805-495-6471

June 15, 2022

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – A recently commissioned independent community survey conducted by FM3 Research provides insight into resident perspectives, views of, and priorities for the Conejo Recreation and Park District.

“Community feedback is critical to best serve our residents – by prioritizing our residents’ needs and keeping CRPD parks, recreation, and open space safe and healthy for all,” said District General Manager Jim Friedl.

Conducted in May of 2022, the study found the District’s favorability ratings continue to be overwhelmingly positive, with 85% having a favorable view of the District and 81% favorably viewing local parks and recreation programs.

“Conejo Recreation and Park District is responsible for over 50 local parks, 8 community centers, and over 150 miles of open-space trails. We couldn’t be more thankful for this feedback and support from the community, especially as we celebrate our milestone 60th year,” said District Board Chair Nellie Cusworth.

Residents also identified as important District efforts to help prevent and respond to emergencies and wildfires, maintain safe drinking water, provide children safe places to play, and keep facilities clean, well-maintained and safe among their top priorities for CRPD to maintain and address.

“So many of us live here, because of our ability to access natural areas and open spaces.  We agree – doing our part to reduce the risk of wildfires in our area by removing hazardous dead trees and dried brush and helping ensure there is an adequate number of rangers available to patrol trails and open space for early warning signs protects these special assets for the entire community,” Friedl continued.

Conejo Recreation & Park’s mission is to enrich the quality of life for our community by preserving and enhancing recreational opportunities, parks, and open space. As studies have shown, participating in outdoor recreational activities has a number of mental and physical health benefits to people of all ages. Serving nearly 140,000 Conejo Valley residents, including over 15,000 kids in our area participating in supervised sports, recreation and after-school programs that help keep them safe and on the right track, the District will continue to engage the community to responsibly plan with their input and by prioritizing community needs.