LATEST NEWS & INFO
- Effective 1 November 2019, we will no longer be enforcing the rule of having to be in a site to use Mobile Payment. Come November, you will be able to same day book an open site before arrival to ensure you have a site when you arrive. We hope this coming change improves access and reduces frustration. This change will still allow you to just pull into an unreserved site and pay.
- The Ventura County Public Works Agency is constructing a new bypass storm drain facility in the Casitas Springs community that will require closure of the Ojai Valley Trail from 20 August 2019 – 20 January 2020. The trail will be closed between the Arroyo Mobile Home Park to the North ad Foster Park to the South.
There is an alternate route (Santa Ana Blvd. to Santa Ana Rd. to Casitas Vista Rd) available for trail users. If you have any questions please call VCWPD. Bike Alternate route map.
- County Parks are for the enjoyment of all. With that said, Parks Administration wants to reiterate the long standing rules on third party rentals. Someone who owns an RV is not allowed to reserve a campsite in a county park and then resell the reservation to a third party. They are allowed to rent the RV to someone who has a reservation for a campsite at a County park. Reservations made by one person are not permitted to be transferred to another person. Violations of these rules have heavy consequences.
- Rincon Update: After being made aware of increased sighting of rodents on the Rincon through social media activity, the County hired an independent consultant to complete a target specific survey of the area. The results confirmed the activity is not abnormal for this location and use.
Again we would like to remind guests to be responsible when disposing of food and other types of waste. Please do not feed the wildlife. Furthermore, it is against County ordinance to set traps, or to use any type of anticoagulant rodenticide, or disperse other pest control substances on County property due to unintended consequences.
Certain events held in County parks will require a Use Permit(s) per County of Ventura ordinance. Examples of events that require a Use Permit(s) are large groups or parties that:
- are open to the public, or
- will have vendor booths selling goods or services, or
- will sell beer, wine, or alcohol, or
- will feature amplified sound (DJ or live band), or
- will have a Jolly Jumper, clown, etc., or
- will be filming inside the park (applies to professional filmmakers and student filmmakers).
The number of Use Permits required for one event depends on the type of the event. As an example, a private party of 250 people that will have a live DJ, a Margarita stand that sells drinks by the glass and a Jolly Jumper, would require the following Use Permits:
- An Amplified Sound Permit for the live DJ
- An Alcohol Sales Permit to sell Margaritas
- A Special Use Permit for the Jolly Jumper
- A Alcohol Beverage Control Permit (not issued by the County of Ventura)
For more information about Use Permits or to schedule an event, call the Parks Reservations Line at 805-654-3951 or click on the E-mail Us link below.