Oxnard Beach Park
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|Oxnard Beach Park|
|formerly Oxnard State Beach|
|Location||Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA|
|Area||62 acres (25 ha)|
|Operated by||City of Oxnard|
|GNIS feature ID||1871139|
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.
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. The developer of an adjacent residential with a hotel site dedicated an additional 36 acres, giving the park its present size of 62 acres. 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. The park was transferred to City of Oxnard in 1998.
Scenes from Oxnard Beach Park
- "Parks Amenities Listing, Parks Information". City of Oxnard. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oxnard Beach Park
- Public Resources Code "Section 5003.14" State of California
- Myers, David W. (December 14, 1986) "Court to Decide State's Beach Access Issue" Los Angeles Times
- Staff report (October 19, 1986) "Beachfront Site to Be Dedicated" Los Angeles Times