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News and Events for the Park District

Notice Inviting Public Comment

The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District is developing an application for grant funds from the State of California, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division. If successful, these grant funds will be utilized to prepare a feasibility study for constructing an OHV facility on public lands within Riverside County. The public is invited to review and comment on the preliminary application package. The preliminary grant application will be available on the OHMVR website beginning March 7, 2017. The public comment period for grant applications ends April 3, 2017.

Grant applications can be found by going to the California State Parks website at: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov. Click on the Off-Highway Vehicle tab, then the Grants tab. A link to the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) can be found in the middle of the page. Once at the OLGA site, the menu on the left contains Public Review Instructions and Reviewing Preliminary Applications information.

For information or questions related to the applications, contact Contracts and Grants Analyst Jeanne McLeod at: (951) 955-3819.

Posted on: 03-6-2017
Posted in: Trails News

Earth Day Celebration 2017

Our Earth Day Celebration features a variety of ways to give back to mother earth. Enjoy kid’s crafts and activities throughout the day with featured presentations on Dendrochronology, Leave no Trace® Principals, and the chance to join our Volunteer Trail Crew for an afternoon; from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, no experience necessary!

District Advisory Commission Meeting

The District Advisory Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at at Hampton Inn & Suites, Meeting Room, located at 2011 Eaton Donlon Street, Blythe, CA 92225. For more information, please view a copy of the Agenda, or call (951) 955-4398.

Posted on: 02-28-2017
Posted in: dac, Uncategorized

Youth Fishing Clinic

RivCoParks is proud to announce a collaboration with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to bring a FREE Kids Fishing Clinic for the first time to Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area on April 8, 2017, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The fishing clinic will provide children in the community a chance to experience fishing in a fun and educational way.

Participants will learn about biology, habitat and invasive species; how we affect the quality of water; fish handling, knot tying, bait and tackle; safety and ethics, rules and regulations; and casting and rigging. And that’s not all, participants will be loaned a rod, provided with bait and tackle and can fish for the remainder of the event putting their newly acquired knowledge to the test. For more information, please call (760) 564-4712.

Posted on: 02-23-2017
Posted in: Lake Cahuilla, Uncategorized

Duck Daze

Fly on in for Hidden Valley Wildlife Area’s Annual Duck Daze Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Start your day with a beautiful nature walk along the Santa Ana River, come visit the petting zoo, create crafts, have your face painted, and much much more. This event is fun for the whole family and only $4 a person. Children 2 and under and parking are FREE!!!

For more information, please visit Hidden Valley Nature Center located at 11401 Arlington Ave. Riverside CA. 92505, or call (951) 785-7452 for more details. Duck Daze tickets will be sold at the door, cash or check please.

Trails Committee Meeting

The Riverside County Trails Committee will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Park District Headquarters, located at 4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509. For meeting information, please refer to the Agenda; you may also contact Shannon Chamberlain at or call (951) 955-1396.

Posted on: 02-16-2017
Posted in: Trails News, Uncategorized

Farewell Visit with Clackers

Come visit us Saturday, February 18, 2017 as we bid Clackers, our Great Horned Owl a found farewell. Clackers has been Louis Robidoux Nature Center’s long-time mascot, but now, she will find her new home with Los Angeles County Parks. For more information, please call (951) 683-4880.

Posted on: 02-14-2017
Posted in: LRNC

Planned Power Outage

Park District Headquarters and Rancho Jurupa Sports Park will experience a Planned Power Outage on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All departments including Reservations will be affected; to make a reservation, please visit our Reservations page. Normal business hours will resume once power is restored assuming no technical difficulties are encountered. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Posted on: 01-31-2017
Posted in: Uncategorized
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