VENTURA : Council Gives Final OK for Tennis Court


A tennis court proposed for Ventura’s Camino Real Park will not have a negative impact on the environment, Ventura city officials said Monday.

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved an environmental impact report on the proposal, estimated to cost between $30,000 and $35,000.

The proposal will now go out to bid.

Plans call for constructing a lighted court, restrooms and an office, as well as resurfacing existing courts at the park.


The council’s vote Monday marked the end of a saga dating back two years, when a concept by Oxnard businessman Marv Kohlman to build seven clay tennis courts at the park sparked an uproar from nearby residents.

They protested, saying that seven new courts would significantly increase traffic and shrink the park’s open space.

The idea lay dormant until this spring, when city officials began to discuss building new courts at the park. The original proposal was for four new courts, but public opposition at a May hearing whittled that number down to one.