S/W Westlake Blvd. & Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Land for the sprawling oak-wooded Sapwi Trails Community Park (formerly known as Lang Ranch Community Park) originally identified as the Oakbrook Community Park in the master plan for Lang Ranch, was dedicated to the Conejo Recreation and Park District in 1993.
Initial plans to build a full-service park with a community center, baseball diamonds, and other amenities were abandoned in January 2012 after a geotechnical study revealed stability safety issues for the hillside property, which was determined to be economically infeasible to resolve.
After a series of brainstorming sessions to gather input from the public, a new Concept Plan was developed. The new plan includes an outdoor classroom, a disc golf course, seating areas, barbecue areas, benches, three bike riding areas, a motorless sailplane area, and multiple trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. The project was awarded to Access Pacific Construction by the Conejo Recreation and Park District Board of Directors in September 2017, with an expected completion in 12-18 months.
General construction status/dates - Project to start construction October 2017.
See links below for photos and more detailed updates.
There will be no irrigated turf developed with this project.
The District has and will continue to work with the user groups and volunteers, as well as outsourcing, to provide labor and materials for portions of the project that do not need to be included in Access Pacific's scope of work (i.e. trail maintenance/construction, fencing, directional and education signage, creek clean-up).
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Over the last several years, the District has entered into formal agreements with the user groups to support the development and operations of Sapwi Trails Community Park.
Click on the links below to find out more about each of the user groups.
On April 11, 2017, the City of Thousand Oaks City Council approved the District's $2.5 million grant agreement that will provide significant funding towards the construction of the project.
On June 26, 2017, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy approved the District's $1.76 million Proposition 1 competitive grant application for construction of the project as it relates to Lang Creek development and access within the full construction scope.
Thank you to these important partners!