Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara

Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara is a huge park that sandwiches East Cabrillo Boulevard.  On the ocean side of Cabrillo the park consists of a palm-lined, narrow strip of park adjacent to East Beach with an oceanfront bike path and walkway from Stearns Wharf to East Beach.  This side of the park is host to Sunday/holiday arts and crafts shows.  The 14,600 square foot Skater's Point skate park is also located on this side of the park.

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Call 805.564.5418 for more information or visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/parks/features/playgrounds/chase.asp.

On the other side of Cabrillo is a huge 10 acre parcel that features fountains, creeks, a lagoon, carousel, snack bar and a shipwreck playground modeled after an ocean schooner from the turn of the century.

The park is walking distance to Stearns Wharf, the beach, bike rentals, State Street, etc.

From 1999 to 2017, the park was home to a vintage 1916 40 foot in diamater carousel, The carousel was relocated to Fort Hood, Oregon to a museum.

Reef Volleyball Club

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Reef Volleyball Club is a member of the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) whose governing body is USA Volleyball. This program is for girls 18 years of age and younger. The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for athletes to receive high quality instruction in volleyball skill development and strategy at all ability levels. Locations in Newbury Park and Agoura Hills. More information at www.reefvbc.com.

Lakeshore Learning Saturday Crafts for Kids - Ventura

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Lakeshore Learning stores have free crafts for kids ages 3 and up every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLICK HERE for upcoming sessions. Lakeshore Learning is such a great store for educational games, toys and materials.

The Ventura store is located at 4705 Telephone Road.  Phone 805.289.1550 or visit www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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Oxnard Beach Park

The Oxnard Beach Park is located on South Harbor Boulevard, South of Wooley Road and next to the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort in Oxnard.  The park has an awesome, large pirate-themed play area. There is a larger structure for 5 to 12 year olds and a smaller one for younger kids.

This park is just a short walk to the beach, where you and the kids can spend time digging holes, building sand castles and running from the waves. The park is also in close vicinity to Channel Islands Harbor

The park has a large grassy area, restrooms, BBQ grills, bike paths, etc.  There is a parking fee at this park; just $1/hour or $5/day.

For more information, visit www.oxnard.org/parks-faq/#.

Center Stage Performing Arts in Agoura Hills (CLOSED)

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Center Stage has closed its doors.

Center Stage Performing Arts is a small theater and music store located at 28311 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, at the corner of Lewis Road. Center Stage offers music and acting instruction as well as live theater performances. Learn more at www.centerstageagoura.com or call 818.991.3030.  They also offer birthday party options at the theater.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Thousand Oaks, Ventura

Since its inception in 1983, My Gym Children’s Fitness Center© has been at the cutting edge of the child fitness industry. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center© has combined innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children - ages 6 weeks through 13 years - by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults through weekly classes.

Located at 2701 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks (805.494.4154) and 9388-A Telephone Road, Ventura (805.659.9245).  Visit www.mygym.com for details.

My Gym Ventura website is www.mygym.com/ventura. My Gym Ventura has "free play" times currently available on designated hours on M/T/W/F - check their website or call for specific times and details.

My Gym Thousand Oaks website is www.mygym.com/thousandoaks.

i9 Youth Sports in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Woodland Hills

i9 Sports runs recreational teams for youth (ages 3-14) soccer, cheerleading, basketball, T-ball and flag football league that covers Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Woodland Hills. i9 is committed to safety, organization and sportsmanship with the highest degree of customer service and professionalism. Here is information from the i9 website at www.i9sports.com:

i9 Sports Flag Football is non-contact continuous action, using minimal equipment. The games emphasize basic football skills of passing, catching, defending, and running. In i9 Flag, participants also learn about formations, pass patterns, and different types of defense.

This five-on-five game is designed by the NFL for youth players. The offensive team plays for a first down at midfield and a touchdown in the end zone. Running and passing plays are allowed, although there are no-running zones at midfield and near each goal line. The defensive team covers receivers, rushes the passer, and grabs flags to make stops.

I9 SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL IS NON-CONTACT; BLOCKING AND TACKLING IS NOT ALLOWED. This league is great for beginners to experienced players! Signups for the fall season are going on now and the season starts Sept 24th . Format is 6 vs 6 or 5 vs 5 and everyone plays (generally 8 to 10 players per team). Ages range from 3-14. Players assigned to teams based on age. No drafts/tryouts!

Visit the local i9Sports website by www.i9sports.com or call 805.719-1166 for more information.

Protégé Performing Arts Center in Westlake Village

Protégé Performing Arts Center is a new performing arts school in the North Ranch area of Westlake Village at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite D-1, offering classes in all styles of dance, singing, music and acting. Dance classes available for all levels and age ranges, including adults. Both group and private sessions are available. Birthday dance parties available too! Visit www.protegearts.com or call 818.532.7700 for more information.

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