park provides hands down the best view in town. On a
clear day you can see the Channel Islands and almost any
day you can see the miles of gorgeous beaches that have
made Ventura famous.
The most striking
landmark is an enormous cross that is a replica of one
placed during the Mission Era. In later years it
also let passing ships know the town's whereabouts. Even
though the overgrown brush has made it more difficult to
see the cross from below, the view from the top is great.
On any given clear day
there is a steady stream of tourists coming and going from
the parking lot at the summit of the park. You will
find dozens of people gathering around the cross or
positioning themselves in front of the magnificent view
At 107 acres, this is one
of the largest parks in town. In addition to the
view, it also offers picnic facilities, restrooms and a
public shooting range.