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 2016) 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.

Kids Club at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

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The Kids Club at The Lakes meets every Wednesday of the month from 11am to noon on the lawn during the months of April through October. Geared towards kids 10 and under.

Call 805.497.9861 for more information. Events are outdoors; rain generally cancels events but call first.

Events vary from puppet shows to storytellers to musicians, petting zoos, arts and crafts, etc. for preschoolers and their parents. These are outdoor events and are weather permitting. Contact The Lakes for more information at 805.497.9861 or www.shoplakes.com.

In addition to the kids club, The Lakes has a small playground area that is geared toward the younger kids, an expanse of grass and 2 beautiful lakes, waterfall, fountain, etc. This is a nice park-like setting that makes you forget the fact that you are looking straight out at Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Upcoming Events:

July 10, 2019 | Magic with Joe
Joe has many tricks up his sleeve that are sure to impress even the most discerning of young wizards. Kids of all ages will laugh and be in complete awe of what this master has in store.

July 17, 2019 | The Wizard of Oz Show
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with an appearance from the nationally renowned Judy Garland impressionist. Created by Garland’s son and currently on tour in the U.S., the highly lauded show will transport you to the Yellow Brick Road once again.

July 24, 2019 | Snooknuk & the Robot Puppet Show
Filled with music, dance, lights, bubbles and more, this interactive show is a hit with children of all ages. Watch as Cheri Moon and E-Bot, the robot puppet, perform on an astounding LED rocket ship puppet stage!

July 31, 2019 | The Amazing Dave
The Amazing Dave puts on a wow-factor magic and juggling variety show. Don’t be surprised if you and the kids laugh, ooh and ahh the whole way through.

Kids Club at The Commons at Calabasas

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Stop by The Commons at Calabasas (4799 Commons Way) every Tuesday night at 6pm for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so on.

July 2, 2019 | Reptile Family & Bird Show
Get ready to discover feathery friends like macaws, cockatoos and parrots—as well as creatures that slither! The unique, up-close presentation allows kids and parents alike to learn and hold these beautiful companions.

July 9, 2019 | Magic with Joe
Joe has many tricks up his sleeve that are sure to impress even the most discerning of young wizards. Kids of all ages will laugh and be in complete awe of what this master has in store.

July 16, 2019 | Baila Baila
Feel the rhythm and stomp your feet to rock and roll, reggae, and Latin beats with award-winning children’s musician, Isa. Her collection of bilingual tunes is sure to wow and wear everyone out!

July 23, 2019 | The Wizard of Oz Show
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with an appearance from the nationally renowned Judy Garland impressionist. Created by Garland’s son and currently on tour in the U.S., the highly lauded show will transport you to the Yellow Brick Road once again.

July 30, 2019 | David Skale Magic
David Skale invites you on a magical adventure filled with endless fun and tons of laughs. You’ll cheer him on as he performs an impressive set of wacky tricks.

For more information, visit www.shopcommons.com.

CheerForce - Simi Valley

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CheerForce is located at a 10,000 sq ft athletic training center located at 671 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. CheerForce offers competitive cheer teams, tumbling classes, introductory cheer classes, cheer camps, birthday parties and private lessons to boys and girls.

For more information, visit www.cheerforce.com or call 805.582.2211.

Heart4Art Children's Art Studio in Agoura Hills

Heart for Art is a children's art studio geared towards ages 4 to 15. Flexible scheduling, private and semi-private time slots. No monthly tuition or registration fees. Also, artistic birthday parties and specialized workshops and book discussions for teens, adults and seniors. Located off the 101 Freeway at 5200 Kanan Road, Suite 214 in Agoura Hills. Open Monday through Saturday. More information at www.heart4art.me or call 818.203.5031.

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.

The Ant Hill at Thousand Oaks Community Park

The Ant Hill at Thousand Oaks Community Park is a small hill made with artificial grass covering that provides a fun play slide area for kids. Bring some cardboard! It is located adjacent to a nice playground area and the tennis courts. The park is at 2525 N. Moorpark Road

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Brazil Skilz Soccer Academy in Westlake Village

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The objective at Brazil Skilz Soccer Academy is to bring the techniques and skills of the Brazilian and South American style of training and playing - a system that has produced some of the world's greatest soccer players and teams to America, to help improve the way the game is taught and played in this country.

Brazil Skilz Soccer Academy offers small group instruction for an affordable price. Coach Nando teaches each student proper ball handling skills, dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and the rules of the game. Coach Nando helps each student develop the proper skills so that each student has confidence in his or her abilities, which raises their self confidence and self esteem.

Brazil Skilz also offers birthday parties.

For more information, visit www.brazilskilz.com. The indoor soccer facility is located at 31166 Via Colinas, Westlake Village.

Over 4 Dozen Community Parks in the Conejo Valley

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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.

Most parks are open to the public from 7am to 10am, with the exception of Conejo Community Park and Lynn Oaks Park (7am-6pm Oct-Mar, 7am-8pm Apr-Sep), Conejo Creek North Park (7am-6pm Nov-Feb, 7am-7pm Mar & Oct, 7am-8pm Apr-Sep) and Conejo Creek Dog Park (7am-8:30pm).

CRPD maintains a list of parks it maintains at crpd.org/parkfac/parks/default.asp. Some additional observations below.

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Pepper Tree Playfields has multiple playing fields for soccer, baseball, etc. and is a popular spot for local team sports.  The park is equipped 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 two large duck ponds with a 720 foot creek joining them. The playground also has a NEOS, an interactive, electronic game with flashing lights, music and sound effects.

If you are a duck fan, Conejo Creek Park - North will not disappoint you. There are more ducks per square foot here than the Anaheim Ducks locker room!

If you are a duck fan, Conejo Creek Park - North will not disappoint you. There are more ducks per square foot here than the Anaheim Ducks locker room!

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 of CRPD classes are held each year.

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."

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!

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The playhouse at the Kids' Adventure Garden at Conejo Community Park

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, a new play area was completed between the community center and the Botanic Garden that includes a rock and rope climbing area 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.  A fun place for the kids to run around.  Not a lot of fully grown trees at this park. Plenty of parking.

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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 the Rotary Dreamcatcher 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.

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.

Wildflower Playfield at Avenida de los Arboles at Canna Street, west of Lynn Road in Thousand Oakshas 19 acres, tons of grassy area for soccer and baseball, a nice playground area, 4 tennis courts, a basketball court, restrooms and more.

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.

The expansive Sapwi Trails Community Park opened in the fall of 2018. This 145 acre park is located in the open space between Erbes Road (at Scenicpark Street) on the west and Westlake Boulevard east, with Avenida de los Arboles on the north. The park has numerous features, including a disc golf course, trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, playground, beginners’ bike park, terraced areas with picnic benches and more.