Part of the mission water system for Mission San Buenaventura was the settling tank or receiving reservoir from which water was distributed to the church and to the few Spanish families who lived near the mission.
Easy to get to and a wonderful walk. Walking downtown it is easy to pass by Valdez Alley/Eastwood Park and to just keep walking but you are missing a wonderful experience by not entering it. It is right next to the Albinger Museum. Valdez is beautiful as you traverse its many stairs (difficult for some). Surprises await you as you take the walk to the top. The next time don’t just walk by it take the journey and see the settling tank.