About Us

The Parks Department is a department of the General Services Agency and is charged with the planning, development, maintenance, and operation of various recreational facilities throughout Ventura County.

The parks are funded and operated with revenues received from user fees and grants. The department is not supported by local tax dollars through the County General Fund. All user fees are retained by the Parks Enterprise Fund for the continued maintenance and enhancement of its recreational facilities.

There are some recreational facilities operated by private enterprises, through long term leases managed by the department. We sincerely hope you will take the opportunity to visit one of our recreational facilities soon and your experience is enjoyable.


”Through the preservation and enhancement of park and recreation facilities within Ventura County and the delivery of world class customer service, we provide a diverse, high-quality recreation experience that is self-supporting and exceeds the needs and expectations of our customers.”


The Ventura County Parks Department will continually pursue an improved quality of life for the citizens of Ventura County and other visitors by way of the quality of our facilities and services, while protecting the natural resources and beauty of our parks and historical areas.