Park Patrol Program

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District's Park Patrol program was developed and implemented over two years ago to establish a uniformed presence in the parks during peak hours of use, late afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.

This presence provides park users with an easily identifiable District ambassador that can answer questions, deal with concerns, and enforce District regulations.

From its inception, the Park Patrol program has worked to develop voluntary compliance of park ordinances. In the short time the program has been in existence, Park Patrol staff have spoken to over 1,600 park patrons involving a vast array of situations.

Assisting the public with picnic reservations, reminding residents to leash their dogs, and directing traffic at Special Events are only a few examples of the situations that take place at our numerous parks. In every situation the Park Patrol staff has worked to explain the posted rules and gain voluntary compliance.

The Park Patrol program will be taking step forward with attaining the title of Park Rangers. As trained Rangers, they will now have the authority to issue citations for the abuse of District rules and regulations. Additionally, they will have the authority to tow vehicles that are left overnight on District property. Vehicles will be towed by Camarillo Towing, who may be contacted at (805) 388-1185.

As the days get shorter this Fall, we hope you take time to get out to you local park. If you do and see one of the patrol officers please take a minute to say hello and let them know what you see or want to see in the parks.

Your feedback will provide us the ability to improve programs, services and facilities.

For more information on the Park Patrol or our parks, please contact the Park Office at 482-5396.