Oxnard Beach Park

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Oxnard Beach Park
formerly Oxnard State Beach
Oxnard Beach Park is located in California
Oxnard Beach Park
Location Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA
Coordinates 34°10′58″N 119°14′25″W / 34.18278°N 119.24028°W / 34.18278; -119.24028Coordinates: 34°10′58″N 119°14′25″W / 34.18278°N 119.24028°W / 34.18278; -119.24028
Area 62 acres (25 ha)[1]
Created 1989; 25 years ago (1989)[1]
Operated by City of Oxnard
GNIS feature ID 1871139[2]

Oxnard Beach Park is a public beach operated and maintained by the city of Oxnard, California at 1601 South Harbor Boulevard.[1]

Description[edit]

The park is located along the California Coastal Trail and the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route. The park includes palm tree lined pathways and a bike/walking path connecting the communities of Oxnard Shores and Channel Islands Beach. There is also an easy bike/walking connection to Channel Islands Harbor. Oxnard Beach Park includes two spacious barbecue areas with a capacity of 200 occupants, each with a public sink, table, and a large grill. Activities include beachcombing, walking, and ocean swimming. The park was designed to protect the sand dunes between the beach and grass picnic area.[3]

History[edit]

Jean Harris persuaded city of Oxnard leaders to adopt a grand vision in the creation of this park. The State of California initially purchased a 26-acre site for the park in 1979.[3] The developer of an adjacent residential with a hotel site dedicated an additional 36 acres, giving the park its present size of 62 acres.[4] With the adoption of an operating agreement between City and State in December 1983, plans were developed for this park that was initially called Oxnard State Beach.[5] The park was transferred to City of Oxnard in 1998.[2]

Scenes from Oxnard Beach Park[edit]

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