The people of Ventura’s Westside neighborhood needed a park. But with little open space and a very limited budget, they waited years for the right opportunity. Finally, in 2012, a former auto-body shop—two acres with park potential—came onto the market. The Trust for Public Land helped the city acquire the property for the public.

The park is currently under construction and neighborhood residents, like Jose and his family, are looking forward to its opening in April, 2018.

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