Newbury Park, California
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. Approximately 40% of Newbury Park is within Thousand Oaks including over 30,000 residents. 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.
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.
La Fiesta del Triunfo Ball
The event known as the La Fiesta del Triunfo Ball started in 1965 when 400 members of the Conejo Valley Historical Society met to vote on who would be elected as Don and Dona Triunfo and reign over a Spanish Costume Ball fundraiser. The goal was to raise money in order to save the Stagecoach Inn. Today, the event is staged annually and offers residents an opportunity to recognize two citizens with a history of outstanding community service as Don and Dona Triunfo. Funds continue to be raised to support the Stagecoach inn Museum in Newbury Park.
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.
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
Dos Vientos Community Center, in the Newbury Park region of Thousand Oaks, consists of a 28 acre park and 14,000 square foot 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 for 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 lots 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 El Conejo
Rancho El 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 El 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.
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.
The Hope Nature Preserve consisting of 359 acres of prime land is located east of the Ventura Park Open Space.
The Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Ranch and Satwiwa Native American Indian Cultural Center is located just south of Newbury Park in the Santa Monica Mountains.