Newbury Park

 

The community of Newbury Park is located in Ventura County, partly within the city of Thousand Oaks, and partly in Casa Conejo which is an unincorporated area of Ventura County. The Santa Monica Mountains, Hidden Valley, and Potrero Valley are just to the south of Newbury Park and most of Dos Vientos Ranch, a 2,300 acre master planned community, is located in Newbury Park. Newbury Park is also part of the Conejo Valley which is one of the safest and most affluent areas in the United States.

 

Casa Conejo

Casa Conejo is an unincorporated area in Ventura County surrounded on all sides by Newbury Park. The Casa Conejo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) serves residents of Casa Conejo and makes recommendations to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The Conejo Valley's longest creek, Arroyo Conejo, flows westward through the southern part of Casa Conejo.

 

Stagecoach Inn Museum - Newbury Park

Conejo Valley Historical Society

The original Stagecoach Inn, built in 1876, was located at the southwest corner of Ventu Park Road and the Ventura Freeway. The hotel, originally named the Grand Union Hotel, served as a stagecoach stop for Coast Stage Line from 1887 to 1901 and was the first commercial building constructed in the Conejo Valley. The stage line carried both passengers and mail. It was declared a historical landmark in 1965 and was destroyed by a fire in 1970. The Conejo Valley Historical Society was instrumental in raising the funds to rebuild the Stagecoach Inn to appear as it did back in 1876. Today, the Stagecoach Inn is a museum operated by volunteers and the Conejo Valley Historical Society. A docent council was formed and tours are given.

 

Ventu Park Open Space

Ventu Park is a 141 acre open space area located in the community of Ventu Park which is part of Newbury Park in the Conejo Valley. The area is covered by dense chaparral and Oak Trees and provides a valuable habitat for deer, coyotes, rabbits, and bobcats. The area is owned by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency.

 

Knoll Open Space

The Knoll Open Space, commonly referred to as Knoll Park, is a 21 acre open space area in western Newbury Park. The Ventura County park is owned and operated by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) and is adjacent to the 21.7 acre Pepper Tree Playfield. Rabbit Hill, or Knoll Hill offers excellent views of the Conejo Valley, Conejo Mountain, Boney Mountain, and vast areas of the Santa Monica Mountains.

 

Arroyo Conejo Open Space

The Arroyo Conejo Open Space, also referred to as the Arroyo Conejo Nature Preserve and the Arroyo Nature Reserve, is a 302-acre open space reserve in the western Simi Hills in northern Newbury Park. Locally, the preserve is referred to as La Branca, the Barranca, and the Grand Canyon of the Conejo Valley. The preserve is owned and administered by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA). The preserve is home to bobcats, coyotes, deer, black bears, mountain lions, golden eagles, hawks, owls, quail, and pond turtles.

 

Dos Vientos Open Space

The 1,216 acre Dos Vientos Open Space area is located in Newbury Park which is in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Dos Vientos Open Space is adjacent on its south to Rancho Potrero, Rancho Sierra Vista (Satwina), the Boney Wilderness, and Point Mugu State Park. Adjacent to the east is the Alta Vista Open Space, the Los Vientos Open Space, and the Potrero Ridge Open Space. The Dos Vientos Open Space is administered by the Conejo Open Space Foundation (COSF).

 

Dos Vientos

Dos Vientos Ranch is a 2,300 acre master-planned community located in the Newbury Park area of Thousand Oaks within the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Homes range from condominiums to large lUxury estates. The community enjoys numerous parks and open areas, and is situated just north of the Santa Monica Mountains. As part of Thousand Oaks, Dos Vientos is ranked as one of the safest communities in the United States.

 

Potrero Ridge Open Space

The 203-acre Potrero Ridge Open space is located in the southwestern section of Newbury Park in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. The area is adjacent to the Dos Vientos Open Space to the west which provides access to the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, the Alta Vista Open Space, the Los Vientos Open Space, and the Los Robles Trail which leads to the Los Robles Open Space in Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. The Arroyo Conejo runs through the Potrero Ridge Open Space. Wildlife includes bobcats, coyotes, deer, golden eagles, black bears, and mountain lions.

 

Potrero Valley

Potrero Valley is a large valley in Ventura County located south of Newbury Park and Dos Vientos Ranch, west of Hidden Valley, and north of Point Mugu State Park. Potrero Valley is a highly affluent equestrian area with large single family ranch style homes on 20 acre or larger parcels of land.

 

Hope Nature Preserve

The Hope Nature Preserve is a 360 acre nature preserve in Newbury Park. The beautiful Conejo Valley property was generously gifted to the city by Bob Hope for whom the preserve is named. Access to the preserve is from the Los Robles Trail and Lynn Oaks Park. The preserve connects to other open spaces including the Ventu Park Open Space and the Deer Ridge Open Space. Wildlife includes deer, coyotes, bobcats, gray fox, rabbits, and mountain lions.

 

Deer Ridge Open Space

The Deer Ridge Open Space is a 188 acre open space located in Newbury Park, Ventura County. It shares borders with the Los Robles Trail open space and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. A trail connects to the Hope Ranch Preserve, also in Newbury Park. Hidden Valley and Rancho Sierra Vista Satwiwa are just to the south. Wildlife includes deer, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, grey fox, and black bears.

 

Arroyo Conejo - Ventura County

The Arroyo Conejo, also known as Rabbit Creek, is the primary drainage for Thousand Oaks In the Conejo Valley. The creek originates in the Conejo Valley in Newbury Park and then flows through Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and the Santa Rosa Valley where it merges with the Arroyo Santa Rosa which flows Into Conejo Creek. Conejo Creek flows Into Mugu Lagoon, in Ventura County, at the far north end of Santa Monica Mountains.

 

Dos Vientos Community Center

Dos Vientos Community Park

Des Vientos Community Center, in the Newbury Park region of Thousand Oaks, consists of a 28 acre park and 14,000 square feet community center that includes soccer fields, children's play area, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, and reservable picnic areas. The community center building includes several meeting rooms that can be reserved, kitchen, restrooms, and a large gymnasium.

 

Borchard Community Center

Borchard Community Park

Borchard Community Center in the Newbury Park region of Thousand Oaks consists of a 28.7-acre park and community center that includes a soccer field, three softball fields, four tennis courts, three reservable picnic areas, a lighted outdoor basketball court, a sand volleyball court, two sets of horseshoe pits, and a large children's play area.

 

Lynn Oaks Park

Lynn Oaks Park is a 9-acre neighborhood park in Newbury Park. The park connects directly to the Hope Nature Preserve which is a 359 acre preserve generously donated to the Conejo Recreation and Park District by actor and comedian Bob Hope. The park features picnic tables, barbeques, a volleyball court, basketball court, a children's play area, a walking path, and lots of open space. It also offers great views of the Santa Monica Mountains.

 

Walnut Grove Park

Walnut Grove Park is a 6 acre neighborhood park in the Newbury Park area of Thousand Oaks. It is named fer the many Walnut trees that occupy the park. Walnut Grove Park features outdoor handball courts, basketball courts, a children's play area, picnic tables, barbeques, backstops, hiking trails, and lets of open space.

 

Rancho Potrero Equestrian Center

 

The Rancho Potrero Equestrian Center located in Newbury Park, south of Dos Vientos, is owned and operated by the city of Thousand Oaks. The 20 acre site connects the 326 acre Rancho Potrero to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area which is, to the east. The equestrian center boards horses and offers both horse rentals and riding lessons.

 

Big Sycamore Canyon

Big Sycamore Canyon Trail

The Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is an 8.4 mile one-way mountains to the ocean trail through the Point Mugu State Park and Santa Monica Mountains through a deep, wooded canyon, with many trees. It is considered a difficult trail by many experienced hikers. The trail starts in the Newbury Park community of Ventura County and ends at Sycamore Cove Beach in Ventura County which is the location of the Sycamore State Canyon Campground. The trail joins the Backbone Trail at one point and later separates from it. The area is especially beautiful after the winter and early spring rains.

 

Rancho EI Conejo

Rancho EI Conejo was the 48,572 acre Spanish land grant given in 1803 that included most of the area now known as the Conejo Valley which is located in southeastern Ventura County and northeastern Los Angeles County. Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, part of Westlake Village and a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills are located within the Rancho EI Conejo boundaries established in 1803. Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, established in 1939, has more than 900 members and serves the communities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, and Newbury Park. In addition, the chamber has members from Woodland Hills, Camarillo, Ventura, Moorpark, Calabasas, Simi Valley, and many other surrounding communities.

 

Amgen

Amgen, founded in 1980, is a United States based biopharmaceutical company listed on NASDAQ, located in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County. The company employs more than 25,000 people, of which, over 5,000 are employed in the Thousand Oaks headquarters.

 

Newbury Park Library

The Newbury Park library is actually a branch of the Thousand Oaks library which is operated by the city of Thousand Oaks.

 

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC), established in 1975 in Chinatown, Los Angeles, is a non-profit organization that serves the Chinese communities in Southern California, including those in the San Gabriel Valley, the Conejo Valley, and Orange County. Its mission is to bring together people with a mutual interest in the important history of Chinese and Chinese Americans in Southern California; to pursue, preserve and communicate knowledge of this history; and to promote the heritage of the Chinese and appreciation of our rich, multi-cultural society. CHSSC holds monthly meetings and sponsors regular events. Memberships are available and donations are always welcome.

 

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