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Frequently Asked Questions!
How are County Parks funded?
The County Parks Department is funded through revenues received from user fees, state, and federal grants. The Department is not funded by local tax dollars. All user fees are retained by the Parks Enterprise Fund for the continued maintenance and enhancement of its recreation facilities.
What is the cancellation policy?
a) 45 days or more prior to reserved date: a. Reservation fee forfeit. b. Use fee fully refunded or transferred to another date. c. Security deposit fully refunded.
b) 44-15 days prior to reservation date: a. Reservation fee forfeit. b. Use fee - 50% forfeit; remainder refunded or transferred to another date. c. Security deposit fully refunded.
c) Less than 15 days prior to reserved date: a. Reservation fee forfeit. b. Use fee forfeit. c. Security deposit fully refunded.
Can reservations be made at beach parks?
County Parks is not taking reservations for (Faria Beach Park and Rincon) the beach parks at this time. Reservations can be made for Hobson Beach Park for the off season.
How long can I camp at a Ventura County Park?
Maximum stay is 14 consecutive days in county parks (with the exception of the Rincon Parkway). Campers at Hobson Beach Park and Faria Beach Park must vacate the park for seven (7) days after a single stay of any length before occupying either Hobson Beach Park, Faria Beach Park, or Rincon Parkway. Campers at any park other than Hobson Beach Park, Faria Beach Park, or Rincon Parkway must vacate the park for 48 hours after a single stay of any length before re-occupying the same park. Maximum length of stay in the County operated park system is sixty (60) days per twelve (12) month period, although an individual may stay a maximum of ninety (90) days total, if thirty (30) of those days are during the off season as defined by the Rent and Fee Schedule.
How long can I stay on the Rincon?
Maximum stay for the Rincon Parkway is no more than 120 continuous hours or continuous fraction thereof during the period of 1 April through 31 October or no more than 336 continuous hours or continuous fraction thereof, during the period of 1 November through 31 March. Campers must vacate the county beach parks for 7 days (with the exception of the Rincon Parkway) before reentry. The Rincon must be vacated for 14 days before reentry to the Rincon.
How far in advance can reservations be made?
Reservations can be made from 2 weeks to 12 months before the date requested. A reservation fee of $20.00 shall be charged for group reservations, and $10.00 for individual reservations and $3 if booked online(reservation fees are non-refundable). The first change to a reservation is free as a courtesy; additional changes will incur a $10.00 charge per change.
Are jumpers allowed at any of the Ventura County Parks?
Yes, jumpers are allowed at Camp Comfort, Dennison, Foster, Oak, Saticoy, Soule, Steckel, Tapo Canyon, and Warring Parks only. Besides the vehicle entry fees, there is an additional $110 fee and paperwork for having a jumper at one of the parks mentioned above, however if a group area is reserved, the fee is waived.
Does a reservation fee include vehicle entry fees?
No, a reservation fee does not include a $4.00 per vehicle weekend, $2.00 weekday or $15.00 per bus entry (12 persons or more) fee.
How can I reserve a meeting room or other community center area?
The Ventura County Parks Reservation Center (805) 654-3951 handles the reservations for the Casitas Springs, Oak View, Piru, Saticoy, and Roger Jones Community Centers.
How can I reserve an athletic field?
Ventura County Parks offers a limited range of sports facilities for organized sports or a friendly pick-up game, including, softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and volleyball courts.
Sports leagues, organizations, or groups need a special use permit, available through the Parks Reservation Center at (805) 654-3951 Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Organizations that have reserved on an ongoing, annual basis have priority over new requests.
How do I make a reservation for a group picnic area?
Ventura County Parks offers a variety of group facilities that can be reserved. Since these sites are very popular, we suggest reserving early. To reserve a picnic area or to find out more about special use permits, please contact the Parks Reservation Center at (805) 654-3951 Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
What is the difference between individual and group reservations?
An Individual reservation is a specific campsite by a single party. The same party can reserve a two (2) campsite maximum. A Group reservation may reserve a minimum of five (5) sites up to the campground capacity. In addition, a Group reservation is used for group use areas.