The Conejo Recreation and Park District maintains over 4 dozen parks in the Conejo Valley. These parks contain over 20 tennis courts, close to 30 basketball courts, dozens of softball/soccer fields, nearly 150 swing sets, around 100 slides, dozens and dozens of play structures and jungle gym equipment and countless other fun things for the kids.
Some observations below based on personal experiences:
Peppertree Playfields has multiple playing fields for soccer, baseball, etc. and is a popular spot for locl team sports. It has 4 restrooms and is a nicely maintained park. It has a decent sized play area and the smaller kids' play area was updated in the latter part of 2008).
Conejo Creek Park - North in Thousand Oaks behind the Thousand Oaks Library is easily my kids' favorite park. It is large, has nicely appointed play areas, plenty of restrooms and parking and a large duck pond with a 720 foot creek joining them. This park is officially known as "The Ducky Park" in our household. The playground also has a NEOS, an interactive, electronic game with flashing lights, music and sound effects.
Borchard Community Park in Newbury Park (Reino Road and Borchard Road) is another large park with multiple playing fields, restrooms, separate play areas for older and younger kids that are quite interesting and nicely updated, tennis courts and a community center where hundreds and hundreds of CRPD classes are held each year. This is truly a community park with a large diversity of activities taking place year-round. Adjacent to Newbury Park High School.
Dos Vientos Community Park in Newbury Park (4801 Borchard Road) is also a large park that is relatively new, has multiple restrooms, numerous playing fields, separate play areas for large and small kids, a large, covered picnic table and BBQ area, lots of parking and is another active community hub with hundreds of CRPD classes taking place each year.
Thousand Oaks Community Park (2525 N. Moorpark Road) is a large park that holds numerous annual CRPD events (such as the extremely popular "Touch-a-Truck" event near Father's Day, Halloween events, etc.) and hundreds of CRPD community classes. Nice playground there too. Adjacent to Thousand Oaks High School.
Conejo Creek South Playfields in Thousand Oaks (1300 E. Janss) is primarily used for team/league sports, both day and night. However, other events often take place there, such as Conejo Valley Days, Circus Vargas and various CRPD community events like an annual Easter egg hunt.
Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks (Dover and Hendrix) is a nicely sized park that is well known in the summer for the CRPD free summer concert series...that alone makes this one of my favorite parks as it is a perfect venue for outdoor summer concerts on the grass. In November 2008 a brand new $550K play area was completed between the community center and the Botanic Garden. It includes a rock and rope climbing area and a skateboard "simulator" for 5 to 12 year olds, along with a separate play area for the younger set.
Rancho Conejo Playfields on North Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park has a large expanse of grass for soccer games and a baseball diamond. There is a fun kids area there and 2 restrooms. Parking lot is fairly small. A fun place for the kids to run around. Not a lot of fully grown trees at this park.
Old Meadows Park in Thousand Oaks (1600 Marview Drive) is hidden away off of Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks. Kind of a quiet, low key, fairly undeveloped park that is geared towards the local neighborhood and younger children.
Banyan Park in Newbury Park (3571 Erinlea Ave) is a small neighborhood park with 2 restrooms, small covered picnic area and a kids playground area.
Lang Ranch Community Park at 3287 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks is about 10 acres (7 acres usable) with a large open space for baseball, soccer, etc., a nice playground, a basketball court, etc. Right across the street from the Chumash Indian Museum and Oakbrook Regional Park. Plenty of parking on the street.
Newbury Gateway Park in Newbury Park (2250 Michael Drive) is a small neighborhood park with no restrooms and a play area. There really isn't any parking other than across the street at the shopping center. Park at Lamppost Pizza, eat and burn some calories off afterwards.
Spring Meadow Park in Thousand Oaks (3282 Spring Meadow) is close to Cal Lutheran University and is a smaller neighborhood park with limited facilities.
Stagecoach Inn Park in Newbury Park (51 S. Ventu Park Road) is a relatively small park with no restrooms and a small kids play area. It is adjacent to the Stagecoach Inn Museum and parking is fairly limited.
Waverly Park in Thousand Oaks (1300 Avenida de las Flores) is a fairly small, older park geared towards local residents. If you like to run, this park is popular for the local cross country crowd (particularly TOHS).
Wildflower Playfield in Thousand Oaks is located on Avenida de los Arboles at Canna Street, west of Lynn Road. It has 19 acres, tons of grassy area for soccer and baseball, a nice playground area, 4 tennis courts, a basketball court, restrooms and more. Some unique looking playground equipment at Wildflower (see below).