Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing - Thousand Oaks

Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing

Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing in Thousand Oaks has a large air-conditioned climbing area with over 10,000 square feet of climbing surface. The tallest sections are 45 feet and the beginners' area rises to 25 feet.  Check it out and go conquer your fear of heights!

Boulderdash is open 7 days a week and you can enroll as a member or pay for a day pass.  Located at 880 Hampshire Road, Suite A., Thousand Oaks.  Visit www.boulderdashclimbing.com or call 805.557.1300 for more information.

Birthday parties for ages 6 to adult are great at Boulderdash. Staff provides basic instruction and belaying for all participants. Ratio of staff members to climbers is one to five to ensure lots of climb time! After climbing, celebrate in our private party room where we provide tables, chairs and refrigerator/freezer.

Equipment: Climbers are provided with a harness and should wear sneakers. Climbing shoes are available to rent. Spectators are welcome at no additional charge!

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Ventura Community Park Aquatics Center

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The City of Ventura’s Aquatic Center is located at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball, at Telephone Road. This is a beautiful state of the art facility, containing a 50 meter competition pool with two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving stands, a water playground pool, 2 water slides and a recreational pool.  Pools are heated to about 80 degrees! They have dressing room areas, picnic areas, lessons, classes, group rates and birthday parties there.

More information at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/612/Aquatics or call 805.654.7511 for more information. Single entry fees as of May 2019 are $8 for ages 3 to 61, $5 for 62+ and free for 2 and under. Special "splash passes" available for families and multiple visits. 

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FootGolf at Lake Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills

My wife surprised the family with a round of FootGolf at the Lake Lindero Country Club at 5719 Lake Lindero Drive in Agoura Hills and we had a blast!

FootGolf is the same as golf, except you kick a regulation #5 soccer ball rather than knock a golf ball into the hole. The hole in the case of FootGolf is a 21 inch cup and the holes are not quite as far as the regular golf holes.

Yes, FootGolf is an official sport internationally and domestically, with the American FootGolf League as the governing body in the United States. As of November 2015 there are 445 FootGolf courses in 49 states, including local courses here at Lake Lindero CC, River Ridge Country Club in Oxnard, Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore and I believe, Saticoy Regional Golf Course in Ventura.

This nine hole FootGolf course is 970 yards and 30 par in total. The course was launched in August 2014. The first six holes are north of the Lake Lindero Country Club. The final three holes are south of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and thus you must cross the street. A little funky but it didn't damper the fun.

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We played and it was fun. None of us are particularly good soccer players and kickers. The biggest challenge was keeping the ball on the course, away from the creek and lakes on the course.

As of February, pricing is $10 for 18 and over, $7 for under 17 and ball rental is $5 (if you don't have your own soccer ball).

Learn more at www.lakelinderocc.com/footgolf.

Lake Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills

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Lake Lindero Country Club at 5719 Lake Lindero Drive, Agoura Hills offers golfers a challenge on it's 2000 yard, nine hole executive golf course which can be played from two sets of tees and extended to 3600 yards for 18 holes.

The golf course and driving range is open to the public. The golf course provides seven par-3 holes and two par-4 holes, several of which must be played over and around a running creek and through narrow fairways. 

Also available at the club are a swimming pool, tennis courts, Osteria Orto Restaurant and "FootGolf."

More information at www.lakelinderocc.com or call 818.889.1158.

Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course in Thousand Oaks

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In 1969, George Sappenfield, Recreation Supervisor for Conejo Recreation and Park District, introduced a new game by conducting the first official Disc Golf Tournament. He contacted Wham-O Manufacturing and asked for help with the event. Wham-O supplied frisbees for throwing and hula hoops for use as targets. And with so Disc Golf was born right here in the Conejo Valley! Since then, Disc Golf has exploded with its own professional organization of nearly 40,000 members, tournaments worldwide, and courses across the world.

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The Conejo Recreation and Park District re-established the sport in the Conejo Valley on May 22, 2010 with the grand opening of the 18 hole Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course, located on 9 acres at Thousand Oaks Community Park. There are 9 baskets for beginners and 18 for more advanced players, playing from 9 tees through some challenging fairways.

Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course is located at the far west end of the park behind the softball fields at 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 805.495.6471 or visit www.crpd.org/programs/sports/disc_golf.asp.

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NeuroBoxing Program in the Conejo Valley

NeuroBoxing is a non-contact, therapeutic boxing program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease based in Thousand Oaks that provides services at Agoura Fitness, 28716 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.

Founded by local resident Jennifer Parkinson (who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at age 32) and Josh Ripley, NeuroBoxing provides intense forced exercise to help clients take back control over their disease and live the best life possible.
 
Other fitness programs offered include dance, yoga, pilates, stretching and more.

Learn more at www.neuroboxing.org.

Running/Walking Track at Arneill Ranch Park in Camarillo

Tucked into a residential neighborhood in Camarillo is a relatively small, very low key park called Arneill Ranch Park. This is an older park surrounding by homes at 1301 Sweetwater Avenue, just west of Arneill, between Dunnigan and Rocklyn.

This particular photo of the park does not highlight the running track, but trust me, there is one. :>

This particular photo of the park does not highlight the running track, but trust me, there is one. :>

While I would not go out of my way to visit this park with my kids (there's a small playground and swings for the local neighborhood kids), what is particularly unique about this park is that there is a full 1/4 mile hard-packed dirt track that circles the park. Nothing overly fancy, but a great opportunity to do some track/interval training or just jogging/walking in a controlled, measurable fashion. It is quite rare to find a park with a running track like this.

The park also has some decent, fairly newish looking fitness stations around the track, as well as restrooms.

More info at www.pvrpd.org/parks/active/arneil.asp.

Fitness Trail at Pepper Tree Park in Newbury Park

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Pepper Tree Park is a 21.7 acre park located at the corner of Reino Road and Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park. It is a park that is well known by local youth sports teams that practice and play here, such as AYSO soccer and others.

Surrounding the park is a .83 mile fitness trail that is popular with local walkers and runners. Every 1/8th of a mile around the trail is a fitness activity. This is mostly a hard-packed dirt path, with one paved section crossing between the restroom/parking lot area. Learn more about Pepper Tree Park at crpd.org/parkfac/parks/peppertree.asp.

Conejo Fencing Club

The Conejo Fencing Club, established in 1976, supports both recreational and competitive fencers. All levels of skill and all three weapons (foil, èpèe, and sabre) are taught and fenced at the club.  The club meets at the Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks

Classes include: Introduction to Fencing -  provides background on the sport of fencing, teaches proper footwork basics, simple attacks and the basic parries. Beginning Fencing for students who have fenced before, covering more advanced footwork, strategy, attacks and parries. Fencing Club is for fencers who do not need/want lessons, but just want to fence. Makes sense.

For more information, visit www.ConejoFencing.com  or call 805.495.2738.