Tierra Rejada Park

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Tierra Rejada Park
Tierra-Rejada-Park-Simi-Valley.jpg
TypeOpen-space park
Location Simi Valley, CA
Coordinates 34°16′34″N118°48′22″W / 34.27611°N 118.80611°W / 34.27611; -118.80611 Coordinates: 34°16′34″N118°48′22″W / 34.27611°N 118.80611°W / 34.27611; -118.80611
Area150 acres (61 ha)
Operated byRancho Simi Recreation and Park District
StatusOpen

Tierra Rejada Park is a 150-acre park located in the northern Simi Hills foothills, in southwestern Simi Valley city near Moorpark, in Ventura County, California. [1] [2] [3]

Simi Hills mountain range in Southern California, United States

The Simi Hills are a low rocky mountain range of the Transverse Ranges in eastern Ventura County and western Los Angeles County, of southern California, United States.

Simi Valley, California City in California, United States

The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States, 40 miles (64 km) from downtown Los Angeles, making it part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city sits next to Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Chatsworth. The city's 2018 population has been estimated at 125,851 up from 124,243 in 2010. The city of Simi Valley is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain range and the Simi Hills, west of the San Fernando Valley, and northeast of the Conejo Valley. It is largely a commuter bedroom community, feeding the cities in the Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley to the east, and cities in Ventura County to the west.

Ventura County, California County in California, United States

Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 823,318. The largest city is Oxnard, and the county seat is the city of Ventura.

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There are several trails leaving from the park to: Moorpark; Mount McCoy, Oak Canyon, Coyote Hills Park, Long Canyon, Wood Ranch Open Space, and other open-space nature areas in southwestern Simi Valley. Trails up into the Simi Hills, offer panoramic views of the Simi Valley, the Santa Rosa Valley, eastern Moorpark, and the western Santa Susana Mountains.

Mount McCoy (Simi Valley) mountain in California, United States of America

Mount McCoy is a 1,325-foot-high peak in Simi Valley, California known for its characteristic 12 foot white cross on the top. There are numerous trails leading to Mount McCoy, which sits in a 200 acres (81 ha) nature area operated by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (RSRPD), while the cross and its immediate surroundings are owned by the Simi Valley Historical Society. By 1813, the cross on Mt. McCoy was a landmark for the Friars and others in the Simi Valley.

Santa Rosa Valley, California Place in California, United States

Santa Rosa Valley is a rural unincorporated community, named after the eponymous valley in which it lies, located in Ventura County, California, United States. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Santa Rosa Valley as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The 2010 United States census reported Santa Rosa Valley's population was 3,334. Santa Rosa Valley sits at an elevation of 433 feet (132 m).

Santa Susana Mountains mountain range in Southern California, United States

The Santa Susana Mountains are a transverse range of mountains in Southern California, north of the city of Los Angeles, in the United States. The range runs east-west, separating the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley on its south from Santa Clara River Valley to the north and Santa Clarita Valley to the northeast. The Oxnard Plain is to the west of Santa Susana Mountains.

The main Tierra Rejada Trailhead is adjacent to the Arroyo Simi wash, and the city is planning trailheads from the park along the new Arroyo Simi Greenway along the creek. [4]

Arroyo Simi river in the United States of America

The Arroyo Simi is a 19-mile (31 km) westwards-running creek, running from the city of Simi Valley and crosses the valley from east to west, before entering the city of Moorpark. It originates at Corriganville Park by the Santa Susana Pass, and streams westwards into Moorpark where it merges with Arroyo Las Posas by Hitch Road. It extends for 12 miles (19 km) through the Simi Valley, and leaves the city limits by Oak Park at the western end Simi Valley, and continues for seven miles in Moorpark. It is a tributary to the Calleguas Creek, which enters the Pacific Ocean by its estuary at Mugu Lagoon by Naval Air Station Point Mugu. Besides an arroyo, it has been described as a channel, waterway, river, drain, wash, and stream. Arroyo Simi drains an area of 343 square miles in southern Ventura County. In its natural state, it is an ephemeral creek, which is only seasonally filled during winter time and periods of heavy rain. Today it is for the most part a concrete lined water drain that flows year round. Tributaries to the Arroyo Simi includes Aaamos Canyon-, Sycamore-, Dry Canyon-, Tapo Canyon-, Las Llajas Canyon-, White Oak-, Runkle Canyon-, and Bus Canyon Creeks, as well as the Erringer Road- and North Simi Drains.

Access

Near Highway 118 (Simi Valley Freeway) or Highway 23 (Moorpark Freeway), the main entrance is at Tierra Rejada Road and Stargaze Place.

California State Route 118 highway in California

State Route 118 is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that runs west to east through Ventura and Los Angeles counties. It travels from State Route 126 at the eastern edge of Ventura immediately northwest of Saticoy, then through Saticoy, in Ventura County east to Interstate 210 near Lake View Terrace in Los Angeles. SR 118 crosses the Santa Susana Pass and the northern rim of the San Fernando Valley along its route.

California State Route 23 highway in California

State Route 23 is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that connects the Pacific coast and the Santa Monica Mountains to the Conejo and Santa Clara River valleys. It runs from Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu in Los Angeles County to Ventura Street in Fillmore in Ventura County.

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Rocky Peak mountain in California, United States of America

Rocky Peak, located in Rocky Peak Park, is the fourth-highest point in the Santa Susana Mountains, and overlooks the San Fernando Valley and Chatsworth, the Simi Hills, and the Simi Valley in Southern California. The peak, which is 2,715 feet (828 m) in elevation, sits on the Los Angeles County–Ventura County line.

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area protected area in Southern California, USA

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Simi Peak mountain in United States of America

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Oak Park, Simi Valley

Oak Park is a 100.5-acre open space regional park (40.7 ha) located at 901 Quisma Drive in Simi Valley, California, near Moorpark and California State Route 118. This county park, maintained by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, is situated in the foothill country surrounded by rolling hills in the extreme west Simi Valley. Oak Park is recognized for its many large oak trees, rolling hills, canyons, wildlife, and hiking trails through abundance of coastal scrub brush. The facilities offered are a playground, horseshoe pits, basketball court, picnic tables, restroom,dump station for RV’s, water fountain, BBQ, fire rings, as well as tent- and RV-camping. Oak Park is a reservation only park with a 2 night minimum. There are partial hookups and 30 amp service at 16 campsites in 2018 for tents or RV’s, a 16 space rv group camping area and one group tent site area for up to fifty people. There are 4 day use group areas, please call for reservations. There are occasionally summer programs in the camping site area. The park is home to various native flora and also wildlife, which consists of a wide range of Simi Valley native species such as numerous raptors, sagebrush lizards, alligator lizards, roadrunners, hummingbirds, grey foxes, bobcats, raccoons, opossums, skunks, and various snakes, including the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake and California Kingsnake. The park district is in the process of acquiring the 734-acre Alamos Canyon (297 ha) on the other side of West Los Angeles Avenue. A trail connecting Oak Park to the Alamos Canyon would be created and included within a greenbelt between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Arroyo Conejo Creek in the Conejo Valley, California

Arroyo Conejo is the longest creek in the Conejo Valley, sprawling over the cities of Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, and the communities of Newbury Park, Casa Conejo and Santa Rosa Valley. Arroyo Conejo is the primary drainage for the City of Thousand Oaks Its watershed covers 57 square miles (150 km2) of which 43 square miles (110 km2) are in the Conejo Valley and 14 square miles (36 km2) in the Santa Rosa Valley.

Rancho Conejo Playfields

Rancho Conejo Playfields is a 13 acres (5.3 ha) multi-use community park in Newbury Park, California, adjacent to Conejo Canyons Open Space and the Arroyo Conejo Nature Preserve which includes 302 acres (122 ha) of public open-space land and numerous trails in the western Simi Hills.

Hill Canyon

Hill Canyon is a deep canyon in the western Simi Hills and within northern Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, in Ventura County, southern California.

Pepper Tree Playfield

Pepper Tree Playfield is a 21.7-acre community park located in western Newbury Park, California. It is located at the corner of Reino- and Old Conejo Roads, and was acquired by the Conejo Recreation & Park District (CRPD) in 1977, but not developed nor opened until 1983. It contains a 0.83-mile fitness trail loop, and is nearby numerous trailheads. The park is within walking distance from the Conejo Vista Trailhead in Old Conejo Open Space, located immediately north of Pepper Tree Playfield, and the park is directly across the street from the Knoll Trailhead in Knoll Open Space, which is to the park’s immediate east, crossing North Reino Road. It is also an access point for trails leading to the Conejo Mountain. Pepper Tree Playfield is named for its many pepper trees, which surrounds the park area.

Arroyo Conejo Nature Preserve

Arroyo Conejo Nature Preserve is a nature preserve located in the western Simi Hills and within the Conejo Canyons Open Space, in northern Newbury Park, Ventura County, California.

Ventu Park Open Space

Ventu Park Open Space is a 141-acre open space area in Newbury Park, California. Its primary features are the Rosewood Trail leading to Angel Vista, a 1,603 ft peak in the Santa Monica Mountains. Parking for the Rosewood Trail is located at the Stagecoach Inn Park, across Lynn Road from the primary trailhead. The Rosewood Trail begins with oak woodland and crosses a creek at the canyon floor, before climbing up towards the steep Angel Vista Point. There are 360-degree panoramic views of the Conejo Valley, the Oxnard Plain, the California Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean, Point Mugu, Hidden Valley, as well as the Santa Monica-, Santa Susana- and Topa Topa Mountains.

References

  1. http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=176
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-06-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2007-04-13/neighbors/017.html
  4. http://www.simivalley.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4618