Oxnard Beach Park
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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. Residents and visitors enjoy beachcombing, walking, and ocean swimming at this park. The park was designed to protect the sand dune ecology whereas dunes have mostly been removed at other developed portions of the over 20 miles of coastline in the City of Oxnard.
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 Park.
Scenes from Oxnard Beach Park
- "Parks Amenities Listing, Parks Information". City of Oxnard. Retrieved 21 September 2013.