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 to 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.
The Dreamcatcher Playground
The park includes a one-of-a-kind “Dreamcatcher Playground”, a disability-sensitive and 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 final phase of the Dreamcatcher Playground project was completed in August 2017. It incorporates unique features that cater to the special needs community and expands 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. Funding was provided in cooperation with local Rotary clubs, funding partners and fundraising activities.
The park is open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm. For further information, call (805) 495-6471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Center Information
For information regarding the Therapeutic Recreation Unit, including programs and hours, contact the Old Meadows Community Center.
Map of Amenities (PDF)