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Ojai - Libbey Park, California, USA

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Ojai - Libbey Park, California, USA
Address: 210 S Signal St, Ojai, CA 93023, United States
Ojai - Libbey Park, California, USA

Ojai - Libbey Park, California, USA

Libbey Park | Ojai Recreation Dept

Ojai Recreation Dept. Official website of Ojai Recreation Department.

The history of Libbey ParkLibbey Park was formerly called Civic Center Park. It was originally purchased for $7500. The park was then developed by Edward Libbey of Toledo, Ohio. The park was donated by Mr. Libbey to the Ojai Civic Association on April 7, 1917. Ojai Civic Association raised the funds from the rent of the Post Office building in order to maintain it and other buildings. The deed made the City of Ojai the owner and protector of the downtown park. It was signed by the Ojai Civic Association on March 2, 1971. In honor of the man who had so generously supported the city, the city decided to name the gift Libbey park.

Libbey Park TodayThe park is a peaceful place for relaxation and a playground for children. It also hosts tennis courts, a community bandstand, and the renowned Libbey Bowl. This bowl is home to the Ojai Music Festival as well as many other events. Every year, \"The Ojai\", the oldest American amateur tennis tournament, is held at Libbey Park. Ojai Recreation Department offers a long-standing tennis program for both adults and youth in the Ojai Valley. Eight courts are located in the park's hard-surface outdoor courts. The area is divided into Lower and Upper Libbey and each section contains four courts. There are over 450 tennis participants each year. The World Team Tennis Program has 100 participants. Private lessons are available. 50 National Junior Tennis Leagues are sponsored by the USTA. The Ojai Valley Tennis Club, Inc hosts the annual Ojai Tennis Tournament. This tradition dates back to 1896. The Libbey Park Tennis courts are a popular gathering place for residents and a must-see spot for visitors. The Sound Arch, a unique interactive sculpture by Trimpin (a Seattle-based artist), is located in Libbey Park. The Sound Arch was dedicated as public art for the rebuilt Libbey Bowl in 2011. Libbey Bowl was completely rebuilt in 2011, just in time to open for the 2011 Ojai Music Festival.