In April of 2018 the District initiated the two step phase of moving from the current headquarters at 1692 Sycamore Drive to the new location at 4201 Guardian Street in Simi Valley. The new location was officially named the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Activity Center, named purposely to identify the facility as a primary location for classes, activities, and functions available to the public. The location previously operated as a light manufacturing and distribution center and required a process of renovation and redesign to facilitate the first phase of the move which included the Administration, Recreation, front desk and meeting room elements previously housed at the Sycamore location.
After moving into Phase I, the development of Phase II began and a year later the completion of the back half of the warehouse was completed and the full move out of the Sycamore location was complete with the move of the Maintenance and Park Operations department to the Activity Center. The Guardian headquarters allows for all departments to function under one roof, with offices and maintenance work stations located in the front and back of the building. The completion of the project at the heart of the building, Activity Center Phase III, is conceptually designed around the creation and implementation of the recreational component.
Phase III conceptual design was crafted after consideration of existing and desired community amenities. The design provides spaces that are multi-use and interchangable which allows for maximizing facility use, maintaining relevancy and programming with current trends in mind. The multi-purpose rooms will house a variety of classes, private rentals, theatre performances, corporate retreats and patron celebrations. Party rooms are designed to be used in conjunction with the recreational amentities, while a warming kitchen will be benefit corporate events and community rentals.
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Upper Level proposed amenities:
Lounge/Gaming (Arcade games, sports simulator, large tv's)
Lower Level proposed amenities:
Multi-Use Sports Courts
Gymnastics and Martial Arts
Gym for Fitness
Sensory and Virtual Reality Room
Estimated timeline for project is 33-47 months.