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New dog parks to be dedicated Saturday

With all improvements complete, we will officially dedicate the three new mini dog parks this Saturday with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony around 11 a.m. at Walnut Grove Park.

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Conejo Creek Grill in second month of operation

Seniors are eating well at the Goebel Adult Community Center's new Conejo Creek Grill. It is now open to members of the general public in addition to patrons of the center. 

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Keeping Up With Water Conservation

Even with the promise of an impending El Niño—a promise that appears more flimsy with each passing day—the Conejo Rec and Park District's drought-related conservation efforts haven’t waned.

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To protect...and learn

Local children were recently treated to book shopping spree. During the visit to Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, kids from T.O.'s Warwick Apartments used the gift cards they received during a Christmas event. The 80 gift cards valued at $1,300 were donated by students, parents and parishioners at St. Patrick's Church and Day School.

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Reclaimed Water System Gets Greenlight

During the Dec. 3 meeting, CRPD's Board of Directors awarded a $316,000 contract to convert the irrigation system at North Ranch Neighborhood Park from using potable water to reclaimed water— treated water that’s safe for plants but not for human consumption.

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Park board votes to make off-leash dog areas permanent

Three off-leash dog areas added to the local park system in March will remain permanently, the Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors decided last week. The vote came Nov. 5, three weeks after a decision on the fate of the mini-dog parks at Kimber, Walnut Grove and Estella neighborhood parks was postponed due to a legal concern.

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CRPD In Talks To Alter Park Path

CRPD is seeking additional input on a plan to build a shared-use bicycle and equestrian path along the western edge of Conejo Creek Park North, similar to one that exists at Conejo Creek Park South. Over the summer, officials with the City of Thousand Oaks approached CRPD with the idea of adding lanes to the park's existing path.

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Grassy areas headed for endangered list

With the goal of decreasing its overall water use by a third, the Conejo Recreation and Park District approved last week a host of significant measures aimed at conservation. Among them: The district will convert all "nonfunctional turf" at city parks to wood chips or mulch within the next couple of years.

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Trailhead at Rancho Potrero open for business

The Rancho Potrero trailhead improvements will officially be open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders on Saturday! It has about three miles of trails with another one mile planned. The rails tie into the trail systems of Rancho Sierra Vista-Satwiwa Park, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Point Mugu State Park.

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Wildwood Park Update

Two and a half months after a cracked water pipe erupted at Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, sending a geyser high into the air and damaging parts of the park, facilities have been repaired and are open again to visitors.

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