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The City, in partnership with Conejo Recreation and Parks District, oversees the conservation and maintenance of more than 15,000 acres of open space with 150 miles of public hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Learn more about this unique partnership and how you can get involved at the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) website.


 Your Open Space: Quick Links
Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency
Conejo Open Space Foundation
Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee
Rattlesnake & Mountain Lion Info
Adopt an Oak Program

Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding and Wildlife 
Surrounded by foothills and encompassing a diverse mosaic of natural landscapes, Thousand Oaks is known for its distinctive and picturesque character. Decades of work by local residents and elected officials have preserved many of these resources, creating an extensive system of publicly-owned natural open space. 

Dedicating One Third of the City
Currently more than 15,194 acres, or 34 percent of the City's planning area, is set aside as open space. This natural area includes untouched hillside areas, creeks, oak woodlands and native plants and wildlife, including large mammals such as deer, bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions.

A Legacy that Sets us Apart
The community's open space is a tribute to the commitment of residents and officials to preserve the natural environment for future generations. The open space system contains about 150 miles of multipurpose hiking, biking and equestrian trails that provide recreational opportunities for all ages. In 1996, the American Hiking Society and National Park Service recognized this trail system by presenting the City with the Trail Town USA Hall of Fame Award.  We are also recognized by the National Arbor Association as a Tree City USA.