The plans for a 200-person pavilion and a 100-site parking lot on Rancho Potrero next to Circle K Ranch, is way over the top. The reasons to oppose it are many, but the fact that the proposed structure on the site is referred to as a "party pavilion" by many should alert the Conejo Recreation and Park District and the City Council that this is not a popular plan.
Why are some elected officials intent on ruining a beautiful area with a place for people to get drunk, loud and cause risk to equestrians who ride on trails throughout the site? Have they ever ridden a horse around a wedding party?
Start from scratch and make this recreational area fit in with the surrounding park, homeowners and equestrians. Put a few picnic tables up, a few trails and leave the rest alone. This area was never meant to be a place for hundreds to party with DJs and music blasting into the surrounding parkland and neighborhoods. It should be available for those who want to enjoy a picnic in the peace and quiet of a serene setting where wildlife abounds.
What is planned is obscene and defeats the very purpose of acquiring open space.
— Jocelyn DeVault, Newbury Park