The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, an independent special district, was formed in January 1962 under the State Public Resources Code of California. The birth of the District was approved by voters in the Camarillo community to provide quality programs, parks and facilities that could be enjoyed by everyone. The District is located in and around the city of Camarillo, serves a population of over 70,000 and covers an area of approximately 45 square miles. It has grown from one park to 27 parks since its inception 55 years ago. Within the District, a variety of recreational facilities exist including: a senior center, an indoor aquatic center, a community center, dog parks, lighted ball fields, tennis courts, a running track, walking paths, premier soccer fields, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, children's play equipment, barbecue areas and much more!