WHO WE ARE
Friends of Campus Park is a non-profit affiliated group working with the city of Oxnard, the residents of Oxnard and other non-profit groups to make Campus Park (site of the old Oxnard High School) a beautiful park and botanic garden for all to enjoy.
In 2011 our local grassroots movement created a petition proposing that the City of Oxnard develop Campus Park into more than just a sports park. We proposed that Campus Park be made into a beautiful space that would include botanical gardens, community gardens, cultural and artistic areas and similar features that would inspire anyone to let their spirits run free, learn about the world of nature, the preservation of open spaces and about maintaining a healthy, self-sustainable environment.
WHAT WE DO
We are proud of our city.
Our group understands the importance of community outreach and has the experience to do so. Many of us are already making our City better by working in other non-profits and groups that organize local festivals and events like the Oxnard Farmers Market, First Thursdays Food Trucks, and the Oxnard Christmas Parade. Others have volunteered their time as Parks and Recreation Commissioners, Cultural Heritage Board Members or Downtown Design Review Committee Members. Most importantly, though, we have worked on various community workshops with the City and with outside groups. This experience has allowed us to recognize how important it is to involve the community and the City in important projects like the one we are working on now.