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Have you discovered Marina Park?

15th October 2015

UPDATE 8/2016:  So much for the zip line… apparently someone got hurt so the city took it down.  I don’t know the details… if you do please comment and let us know.

One of the things that amazes me about Ventura is how many people haven’t really discovered how many great things there are nearby.  My neighbor has lived in the Ventura Keys for 22 years and has never been out to the Channel Islands.  I’ve talked to several people who have never driven up into the Sierras to see the Giant Sequoias or to ski at Mammoth Mountain.  One of my favorite places to go is Marina Park which is tucked away in the Pierpont/Ventura Keys neighborhood.  It’s a public park with a lot to offer, including Ventura’s only zip-line (OK it’s just a small one for kids but they LOVE it).

There are big grassy areas for picnics and Frisbees which are actually still green.  I’m all for pitching in to save water but it’s really nice to still have a little green oasis to visit.  There is beach access with lifeguards in the summer.  You’ll also fine a new playground, the pirate ship zip-line, a small pier, picnic tables and BBQ’s and public restrooms.  There are nice paths too that lead to the point by the harbor.  It’s one of the best views in Ventura.

The only caveat – this place is insanely crowded on any holiday weekend, and pretty much any Sunday.  So you might save yourself the aggravation of parking and just ride your bike down there.

So if you live in Ventura and haven’t visited Marina Park what are you waiting for?  Here’s a map… come discover one of the best things here.

Marina Park in Ventura, CA

Marina Park Zip Line

Marina Park Playground

Marina Park Pier

Picnic table at Marina Park

Marina Park Beach in Ventura, CA

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  • Kayla Hockman
    Posted at 9:13 am January 12, 2016
    Kayla Hockman
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    I just wanted to put on your radar a new local entertainment destination opening Saturday, January 16th at 10 a.m. in Ventura County! Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is opening a new location in Ventura, CA to offer locals popular activities such as Ultimate Dodgeball, Open Jump and SkyRobics for maximum Active Fun. (

    The ribbon cutting ceremony with be held Saturday at 10 a.m. and will feature appearances by Sky Zone President and CEO Jeff Platt and Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko. Sky Zone Ventura will gift the first 100 people with free 30-minute jump passes in addition to offering $5 off all jump passes during the grand opening weekend from January 16 to January 18. The celebration continues on the opening day with activities such as a dodgeball tournament, carnival games and a DJ playing today’s best hits. Throughout the grand opening day, guests will have the chance to win awesome prizes every hour including hover boards and flat screen televisions.

    The new Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is located at 2825 Johnson Dr., Ventura, CA 93003. Operation hours are Monday-Thursday from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday from 10 am – 12 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Might you be interested in sharing this family-friendly business opening with the community?