Welcome to Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, United States. It is in the northwestern part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, approximately 35 miles (56 km) from Downtown Los Angeles and is also less than 15 mi (24 km) from the Los Angeles city neighborhood of Woodland Hills. It was named after the many oak trees that grow in the area, and the city seal is adorned with an oak.
The city forms the populated core of the Conejo Valley, which includes Thousand Oaks proper, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, and Oak Park. The Los Angeles County/Ventura County line crosses at the city’s eastern border with Westlake Village. The population was estimated to be 128,731 in 2013, up from 126,683 at the 2010 census.
Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park were part of a master planned city, created by the Janss Investment Company in the mid-1950s. It included about 1,000 custom home lots, 2,000 single-family residences, a regional shopping center, 200-acre (0.81 km2) industrial park and several neighborhood shopping centers. The median home price is around $560,000
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Parks and Recreation
With over 15,000 acres of open space, 140-miles of multi-use trails, there’s an abundance of recreation options in Thousand Oaks. From equestrian trails, to hiking, cycling, running, walking. One of the City’s finest parks is Wildwood Park, comprised of 1,825 acres of open space, 14 trails covering 17 miles, and two waterfalls that flow year-round. There are three water fountains in the park; hikers are encouraged to bring water. Restrooms are located at the bottom of the canyon only. In addition, there are several benches located throughout the park, mostly along the trails. Open 7am – dusk.
Visit the Conejo Recreation and Park District for more information.