Community

Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District

1692 Sycamore Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065, United States

5:00 AM - 7:00 PM Weekdays, 5:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday

Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District is a separate government agency from the City of Simi Valley. It was formed in 1961 for the specific purpose of providing parks and recreation activities to our community. Since that time, the Park District has established 50 parks and preserved over 5,600 acres of open space that is now used for hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife preservation. Several hundred years of Simi Valley history has been preserved at the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum, and docent lead tours are available. Railroad enthusiasts can tour a depot built in 1903 with historic exhibits and miniature train displays. The Park District also provides two equestrian centers, two swimming pools, two golf courses, and numerous sports and other recreation amenities. In addition to the many facilities available for public enjoyment, the Park District offers hundreds of diverse recreation programs and large community events such as concerts, arts and crafts fairs and outdoor movies.

To learn more about their events, click here.

Simi Valley Senior Center

3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA 93063, United States

The Senior Center provides a variety of entertainment, classes, and gallery showings to area seniors and the public. The Center partners with the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District to provide art and dance classes.

To learn more about events at the Simi Valley Senior Center, please click here.

Simi Valley Public Library

2969 Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93063, United States

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday - Thursday, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Friday and Sunday, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Saturday

The Simi Valley Public Library provides a number of free-of-charge educational and community events to the public. They often partner with the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, It’s a New Day, Actor’s Repertory Theatre of Simi, and the Simi Valley Art Association.

For a full calendar of their events, please click here.

Simi Valley Art Association

543 Country Club Drive, Simi Valley, CA, United States

A non-profit organization, the Simi Valley Art Association, Inc. (SVAA) consists of individuals who share a passion in exploring and promoting the visual arts in the community.
Our members include artists who create in a wide range of media, including sculpture and
photography.
Throughout the year, SVAA provides ongoing venues and special 
events in which its members can present original art to the community.  Our temporary gallery at the Simi Valley Town Center has greatly increased the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the art of our members.  Our monthly meetings feature demonstrations by guest artists.

Click here to learn more.

Santa Susana High School

3570 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, United States

Santa Susana High School is a public school of choice for accelerated academics, technical arts, and visual & performing arts for students in grades 9-12.

Santa Susana develops scholarly, skilled, and humane students who are prepared for both college and career. The school thrives as an educational community committed to ensuring our scholars are prepared for the demands of our changing global society. The unique features of our school programs include a Schools and Academies structure where our scholars emphasize in one or more of 18 Pathways during their high school career. At graduation, they certify for completing the course of study and a Senior Project demonstrating their knowledge and expertise.

Performing groups are audition-based, allowing students to learn high level performance skills that prepare them for college and/or industry. Students participate in local and national competitions, festivals, workshops, and performances. Students perform in a state-of-the-art 422-seat Performing Arts Center, frequently selling out school events. All students certifying in the arts are required to complete a portfolio for college acceptance and career placement.

For more information about all of Santa Susana High School’s programs, click here.

Credit for all images to Ventura County Star and Santa Susana High School Choir.