Rancho Simi Community Pool in Simi Valley

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District maintains the massive Rancho Simi Community Pool, located at 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley.

The pool is available year round for lap swimming, recreational swimming, swimming lessons, birthday parties, periodic events and more.

Hours vary for recreational swimming, so check website below for schedules. Current admission cost (as of August 2019) is $3 for ages 3 to 64, $1 for 65+ and free to 2 and under.

To learn more, visit www.rsrpd.org/recreation/aquatics.php.

Calabasas Academy of Dance

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Calabasas Academy of Dance offers classes in ballet, pointe, tap , jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, break dancing and musical theater dance. The training is geared towards both aspiring professionals and students who may choose another career path. Faculty consists of highly trained individuals who have danced professionally in ballet companies, Broadway shows, and TV & film. Located at 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 102, Calabasas. Visit calabasasacademyofdance.com or call 818.880.8152 for more information.

Coach Patty's School of Gymnastics in Camarillo

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Coach Patty’s School of Gymnastics is located near Old Town Camarillo at 300 S. Lewis Road, Suite E.  The school has programs for recreational artistic gymnastics, preschool gymnastics, competitive team gymnastics for boys and girls, tumbling & trampoline programs for both children and adults.

The facility is over 16,000 sq ft and is loaded with state of the art equipment, including 60’ Tumble Trak, trampolines, double Mini Trampoline, high bars, balance beams spring floors, vault systems and a 84 foot fiberglass rod floor for power tumbling and a ring tower.  Just for Kids Preschool equipment.

Coach Patty’s also offers fun-filled Gymnastic Birthday Parties, Gymnastic camps, Parents Night out and Open Gymnastics. Open play for ages 6 and up is currently (as of August 2011) on Friday nights from 7-9PM.

For more information, visit www.coachpattyusa.com or call 805.383.9460.

The Hit Factory Baseball and Softball Training Facility in Thousand Oaks

Located at 2001 Anchor Court, Unit A, Thousand Oaks, The Hit Factory is a 23,000 sq ft indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. The facility offers classes, clinics, group and individual training, birthday parties and more. Visit thfbaseball.com or call 805.375.1414 for more information.

Fauves Studio Art Studio in Westlake Village

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Fauves Studio is an art school for all ages and every imagination! Watercolors, acrylics and oils, as well as clay sculpture are taught at Fauves, located at Westlake Village Industrial Park, 31368 Via Colinas, Unit 109, Westlake Village.

Each student works on a unique project, gaining the benefit of a group setting while assuring individual attention to a subject suited to their interests. The studio also serves adults with paint nights and yoga-art sessions!

Kids and adults art classes are available as well as summer art history camp (ages 5-12), birthday parties, paint and sip for adults and more. Visit fauves.studio or call (818) 699-6066 for more information. 


Marina Park in Ventura

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Marina Park is located at the south end of Pierpont Boulevard in Ventura (near the intersection of Pierpont and Coral Street). It is a 15 acre park that has over a third of a mile of oceanfront adjacent to Ventura Harbor, giving it plenty of beachfront, flat sand to play in.

There is also a kids play area (geared toward younger kids), plenty of grass, restrooms and more. There is also a water taxi and a fishing dock. Fun destination park in the Ventura Keys. We never go wrong bringing the kids here. More info at www.cityofventura.net/parks.

The zip line attached to the "San Salvador" ship was taken down in 2016. The city indicates there is a possibility it will be replaced if a safe alternative can be identified.

Newer pirate-themed play area at Marina Park (re-done in 2012).

Newer pirate-themed play area at Marina Park (re-done in 2012).

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Nice, protected beachfront area at Marina Park

Nice, protected beachfront area at Marina Park

The popular San Salvador at Marina Park

The popular San Salvador at Marina Park

This popular zip line was taken down in 2016; the city indicates the possibility of identifying a new, safe zip line possibility but as of April 2019 no specific timing available.

This popular zip line was taken down in 2016; the city indicates the possibility of identifying a new, safe zip line possibility but as of April 2019 no specific timing available.

YMCA of Southeast Ventura County - 4 Locations

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YMCA of Southeast Ventura County serves the areas of Agoura, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. General information at www.triunfoymca.org or call 805.497.3081 x104.

Conejo Valley YMCA is located at 4031 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks (805.523.7613). Open 7 days a week. Facility has a 25-yard indoor heated pool) activity room, fitness center, gym, outdoor multi-sport court, frisbee golf/horseshoes, hiking and biking trail, babysitting, swim lessons, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/conejo

Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village opened to the public in late April 2019 at 31105 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, at Westlake Village Community Park. This brand new 60,000 sq ft facility features a fitness center, eight lane indoor lap pool, warm water pool, gym, group exercise classes, and more. The Kids’ Zone is massive. Visit www.yarrowymca.org or call 818.707-9622.

Simi Valley YMCA is at 3200 Cochran Street (805.583.5338). Open 7 days a week. 25 yard swimming pool, fitness center, indoor cycling, child care, camps, classes, sports, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/SimiValley

Simi Valley Aquatics

Simi Valley Aquatics opened the first indoor swim school in Simi Valley in July 2016. The facility offers year-round swim lessons with two 90 degree pools for all ages, baby to adult. Offering group lessons, private lessons, semi-private lessons, "Baby & Me" classes and private parties. Located at 1263 Simi Town Center Way. Visit www.SVaquatics.com or call 805.443.SWIM for more information.

Gold Coast Gymnastics in Ventura

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Gold Coast Gymnastics, a 10,000 square foot facility located at 1980 Goodyear Avenue, Ventura, offers classes for boys & girls 15 months to adult. Recreational through competitive gymnastics including open gym (Fridays 7-9PM), tumbling and trampoline, Kids Night Out, birthday parties, day camps, summer camps, field trips and more. 

Visit www.goldcoastgymnasticsclub.com or call 805.658.2825 for more information.

Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley

Located at 3700 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley, Rancho Tapo Community Park al is hidden away north of the 118 freeway between Sequoia Avenue and Tapo Canyon Road. The park has something for everyone, including several play areas, splash pad*, covered area for gatherings, nicely appointed fitness circuit area, playfields, basketball and a peaceful Veterans' Plaza with pond in memory those who have served. Best of all, this is a very flat park with a nice, 1/2 mile walking path that the kids enjoy riding their scooters on. We like this park! Visit www.rsrpd.org/simi_valley/parks/rancho_tapo_community_park_%28lemon%29.php for more information.

* A new, 55% larger splash pad area, with a water treatment and recirculation system, opened in May 2015.

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Veterans' Memorial

Veterans' Memorial

Splash pad

Splash pad

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