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:
Pepper Tree Playfields has multiple playing fields for soccer, baseball, etc. and is a popular spot for local team sports. The park has four individual restrooms and is nicely maintained, with a decent sized play area and smaller kids' play area that was updated in 2008. There's also a .8 mile fitness trail course that runs around the perimeter of the park.
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 newly updated with a farm motif in Fall 2014, 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.
Dos Vientos Community Park in Newbury Park (4801 Borchard Road) is also a large park that 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, including the popular "Ant Hill." This is where the Thousand Oaks Community Center is located - a hub for CRPD activities and programs.
Conejo Creek South Playfields at 1300 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks 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. Although there are no playground areas here, the Conejo Creek Bike Path runs through this park to the Thousand Oaks Library, making it a perfect place to take your young ones who are learning how to ride a bike!
Conejo Community Park at Dover and Hendrix in Thousand Oaks is a nicely sized park that is well known for the extremely popular CRPD free summer concert series. In November 2008, anew play area was completed between the community center and the Botanic Garden that 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. There's also a creek that runs through the park and the Kids' Adventure Garden adjacent to the park open on Sundays only is a great activity for your 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 restrooms are present. A fun place for the kids to run around. Not a lot of fully grown trees at this park.
Old Meadows Park at 1600 Marview Drive in Thousand Oaks is hidden away off of Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks and is where the CRPD Therapeutic Recreation Unit is located. Kind of a quiet, low key, fairly undeveloped park that is geared towards the local neighborhood and younger children. The park features a “SenseAbility Playground” geared towards children with special needs with a sensory interactive play area stimulating senses and abilities. But all kids are welcome!
Banyan Park at 3571 Erinlea Ave in Newbury Park is a small neighborhood park with restrooms, small covered picnic area and a small kids playground area.
Lang Ranch Community Park at 3287 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks has 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 and restrooms are available.
Newbury Gateway Park at 2250 Michael Drive in Newbury Park 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.
Spring Meadow Park at 3282 Spring Meadow in Thousand Oaks is close to Cal Lutheran University and is a smaller neighborhood park with limited facilities.
Stagecoach Inn Park at 51 S. Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park is a relatively small park with no restrooms and a small kids play area. There is one basketball court. It is adjacent to the Stagecoach Inn Museum and parking is fairly limited.
Waverly Park at 1300 Avenida de las Flores in Thousand Oaks 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.
Wildflower Playfield at Avenida de los Arboles at Canna Street, west of Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks 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).
The 26 acre Del Prado Playfield in the Dos Vientos section of Newbury Park opened in January 2013, with a cool new playground, tennis and pickleball courts, restrooms, plenty of parking, playfields and nearby hiking. Click the link for more information.