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Great for weddings

My sister and her husband got married there before the fire and it was absolutely beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Bakersfield, California, United States
Closed but beautiful

So I've walked up there a few times since it has been closed. It's nice because you don't have all... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Camarillo, California
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Barkey Road, Ventura, CA 93001
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All reviewsmiles and milespack a picnic lunchwinding roadenjoy the viewbotanical gardenschannel islandsworth the short drivequick drivebeautiful city hallstunning views of the oceanbeautiful weddingromantic spotdowntown venturaclear daystaking photosgrassy areapicnic tables
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park has been the source of major controversy over the years, because there was a cross on public land. There is a lovely view of the town below, the vast Pacific, and the Channel Islands.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My sister and her husband got married there before the fire and it was absolutely beautiful. The pictures that were taken all had stunning views of the ocean. Even the simple ones near and under the tree came out gorgeous.

1  Thank JnRA3
Reviewed 3 March 2018

So I've walked up there a few times since it has been closed. It's nice because you don't have all the stoners up there smoking AND it's pretty quiet! The best thing to happen to the park is for it to close. It's very serene...More

5  Thank Lireyes820
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not often one can look straight down on a city and the Pacific Ocean. Plenty of free parking. Grounds were well kept and litter free.

1  Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The best way to do this is to walk up the stairs starting from the Mission then up the road to the Cross gives you a good work out and you can stop and look back at the views that you get of the city...More

1  Thank Triker T
Reviewed 13 February 2018

is a beautiful spot, a heartrate-hill type walk if you need or want the exercise and atop it allows one to view a panorama of the Oxnard Plain, all of Ventura, the ocean, pier, City, and from the Ventura Avenue area to the Ojai mountain...More

1  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

It was the most spectacular day and the the view was outstanding while mour friends exchanged their vows at the cross. We had ocean breezes and island views for what couldn't have been the most beautiful wedding I've ever witnessed. If you've never gone for...More

1  Thank FaithA
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We took our dog to this cool park set up high on the mountain top. Kind of disappointed that there wasn’t more green space, but the views are awesome. There is more mulch than grass so good for a picnic or a relaxing day just...More

Thank Yehbut
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a great place to sit and look at the view during the day then wait for the sunset. It is an ideal place for taking pictures. There is a car park and the grounds leading up to the park are being landscaped. Well...More

1  Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 15 October 2017

You can see miles and miles. It seems sore of a romantic spot and would be great for picnics and gorgeous at sunset.

Thank gzgirl
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1 January 2017|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
MediaByte's answer is right on the mark. Nothing I can add to it.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a couple of picnic tables up there.