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Family donates 82 acres to open space agency

February 23, 2017 

The city’s ring of protected open space is one big step closer to being complete.

Earlier this month, the board of the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency voted to accept a donation of 82 acres from the Rasnow family of Newbury Park. The donation represents COSCA’s largest land acquisition in 15 years.

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Wildwood: victim of popularity?

February 21, 2017 

That’s what Conejo Recreation and Park District General Manager Jim Friedl told a group of residents who came to CRPD’s Jan. 19 board of directors meeting to express their frustrations with the heavy volume of visitors to the hilly open space area in northwest Thousand Oaks.

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A legacy written in green

February 16, 2017 

Thousand Oaks would be a much different city were it not for Frances Prince.

The visionary former councilwoman—T.O.’s first female mayor—died last week at age 79, but residents who may never have met her can feel her impact as they hike the city’s vast expanses of open space, browse titles at the city library, take in a show at the Civic Arts Plaza or simply play a game of catch at Wildflower Playfields.

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Free in the Saddle

December 29, 2016 

Jim Faust gripped the horn of his saddle as his horse, Dante, plodded along the dusty streets of the western town, passing an old wooden building marked “Sheriff” and then moseying out into the chaparral-covered countryside.

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Sapwi Trails Park - Lang Ranch Promise to be fulfilled

October 13, 2016 

After three hours of discussion—not to mention decades of public input, planning and court proceedings—Conejo Recreation and Park District has approval to develop a community park in Lang Ranch.

In a 5-0 vote Monday, the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission approved design guidelines for Sapwi Trails, the only remaining undeveloped community park in the city's master plan.

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2016 Nonprofit of the Year

July 6, 2016 

The success of Play Conejo, the fundraising arm of the Conejo Rec and Park District, has caught the eye of former Thousand Oaks City Council member turned Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin.

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Keeping Up With Water Conservation

February 18, 2016 
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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Reclaimed Water System Gets Greenlight

December 11, 2015 
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

November 12, 2015 
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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Wildwood Park Update

March 5, 2015 
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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PLAY CONEJO RECEIVES $50,000 DONATION

January 29, 2015 
Play Conejo has received an unexpected and unprecedented $50,000 personal gift and donation from the Tull Family Foundation. The funds will help create the unique and much anticipated playground at Old Meadows Park – home of Conejo Recreation and Park District's award-winning Therapeutic Recreation program.
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Geyser in Wildwood Regional Park

December 17, 2014 
A crack in a section of pipeline running though Wildwood Regioinal Park sent water surging high into the air for at least an hour on Monday, causing damage to the park's nature center and attracting the attention of residents for miles around. Residents and the fire department called to report the break and crews arrived at the site within minutes.
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Park District adds off-leash areas

November 26, 2014 
Thousand Oaks dog owners will soon have three new places where their canines can legally run free. At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors voted 4-0 (chair Joe Gibson was absent) to convert portions of three parks—Kimber, Walnut Grove and Estella—into fenced-in, offleash dog areas for a six-month trial period.
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