Camarillo Grove Park

NOTE: Camarillo Grove Park re-opened in April 2019 after closure resulting from the Hill Fire in November 2018. Everything has since re-opened, except most of the trails (as of 7/7/19 there were still large “Trail Closed” sign up for all but the lower trail). The play structure is currently down and will be replaced at a future date.

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Camarillo Grove Park is located at the bottom of the Conejo Grade at 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road (Camarillo Springs exit). There is an off-leash dog park where you can bring your pooch. There is a small playground area for the kids (currently removed as of 7/7/19, to be replaced with a new structure at a future date). There are several large outdoor covered group picnic areas that are popular for parties.

Additionally, the park has some fun trails for roughly a mile** or so of hiking and exploring. At the back (east) end of the park you'll see the trail sign. the lower loop is fairly short, with some interesting, large rock formations. The upper loop is more significant and steep and provides for some nice views.

Two miles of new trails with over 20 interpretive signs were added in January 2017.

Also relatively new is the Outdoor Nature Center, which includes interpretive signage along a trail that provides information about local ecosystems, flora and fauna; an interactive water table; teaching deck for programs; nature-based play equipment such as boulders, logs, ant hill, and more; as well as native gardens with braille signs.

This park offers multiple options for hiking. The lower loop is an easier gently sloping trail with oak trees, sage, volcanic rock formations, and more.  You can even take dogs off-leash on weekends Saturdays and Sundays before 10 a.m.

The park opens at 7:30 a.m. until dusk. There are parking fees at this particular park to help pay for its upkeep. As of July 2019, these fees are $3 on weekdays, $5 on weekends and $10 for oversized vehicles (RVs, etc.) on weekends. Or buy an annual pass for $55.

Learn more at pvrpd.org/parks/park_list/camarillo_grove_park.asp.

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The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch

The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch (formerly known as Paraiso at Dos Vientos Ranch), located at 350 Via Las Brisas, Thousand Oaks ("Dos Vientos" community of Newbury Park) is a beautiful 50,000 square foot community retail shopping center.

Tenants currently include Red Coral Sushi, BeanoVino (formerly Boney Mountain Coffee), The Local Table (opened 2/4/14) Fitness Together, Paraiso Cleaners, Paraiso Family Dental, ETF Portfolio Management, women's clothing store Nati and Village Trader Market and Deli.

 

At The Village is a small, fun children's playground area and grassy area with pond.

Visit www.thevillageatdosvientos.com for more information.

Community Center Park in Camarillo

Community Center Park in Camarillo is home to the administrative offices of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, Community Center, Senior Center, classrooms and quite a nice park that is host to numerous community activities year-round, like the Easter egg hunt, Christmas parade, Earth Day, Halloween Carnival, etc!

The park is nearly 13 acres and plenty of parking. And, the playground has some REALLY nice, newer equipment! Check it out!

In addition, the park has some really nice, new exercise equipment adjacent to the playground area on the west side of the park! I've tried (in late March 2013) the equipment and it is some of the nicest "free" outdoor equpment I've been on! Let's just hope they are able to keep the equipment in such nice shape!

Community Center Park is located at 1605 E. Burnley Street in Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org/parks/active/community.asp or call 805.482.1996.