The Ivey Ranch Facility
Ivey Ranch Park Association is a 29-year-old private non-profit community based corporation that provides services targeted to disabled and able-bodied children and young adults located throughout San Diego County. Services are located on 12-acres of the original Ivey Ranch in Oceanside.
Ivey Ranch Child Development Center serves over 75 children per month; over 50 of these children have moderate to severe disabilities, which include behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, and disabilities caused by accident or trauma.
The children are bussed to the facility from area school districts. School age children come for after school, summer, and off track care. The Center also operates a preschool. Plans are underway to complete a new preschool which will triple the preschool’s current capacity.
Ivey Ranch also operates in-home respite services and summer camp for disabled children. The summer camp has over 120 children who participate in day camp for both able-bodied and disabled children.
The Oceanside community garden is located on the Ranch. Forty spaces are rented to families and senior citizens who otherwise may not have the opportunity to cultivate a garden. The Ranch also operates a Botanical Garden and Memorial Tree program.
The Association relies on donations from the community to sustain the many different programs available to area families. Volunteers donate over $150,000 worth of services each year, including childcare, equestrian program assistance, and ranch maintenance. The Association is broadly supported by local service organizations and grants through local companies and foundations.
Ivey Ranch Park is a unique place, the only park of its kind in California, which provides educational and recreational services to disabled individuals as a focus.
We invite you to come tour the Ranch and meet our special children and staff.
Ivey Ranch is truly a special place, where the community comes together!