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News and Events for the Park District

Hooked on Fishing at Lake Skinner Recreation Area

Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is proud to announce a FREE Kids Fishing Clinic in collaboration with the California (CA) Department of Fish and Wildlife at Lake Skinner Recreation Area on March 31st, 2018, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The fishing clinic will provide children in the community a chance to experience fishing in a fun and educational environment.

This opportunity to engage community and provide an educational program on the basics of fishing was made possible through the support of various organizations including the Riverside County Parks Foundation, the Bighorn Institute, and the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants will make their way through five educational stations covering all components of fishing, each with a different focus and purpose. Stations will teach participants about biology, habitat and invasive species; how we affect the quality of water; fish handling, knot tying, bait and tackle; safety, ethics, rules and regulations; and, casting and rigging. After completing the learning stations, participants will be loaned a rod, provided with bait and tackle, and have the opportunity to fish for the remainder of the event, putting their newly acquired knowledge to the test. Participants are sure to reel in some fish with a fresh 2,000 pound stock of Rainbow Trout donated by the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

A California Sport Fishing License is required for persons 16 years of age and over when fishing. Please feel free to bring your own equipment. In order to participate in free loan of rod and reel, children are required to participate in learning stations. Limited availability of bait, tackle, rods and reels.

Posted on: 02-16-2018
Posted in: Lake Skinner

Hooked on Fishing at Mayflower Park

Mayflower Park Hooked on Fishing Event

Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is proud to announce a FREE Kids Fishing Clinic in collaboration with the California (CA) Department of Fish and Wildlife at Mayflower Park on March 3, 2018, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The fishing clinic will provide children in the community a chance to experience fishing in a fun and educational environment.

This opportunity to engage community and provide an educational program on the basics of fishing was made possible through the support of various organizations including the Riverside County Parks Foundation, the Bighorn Institute, and the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants will make their way through five educational stations covering all components of fishing, each with a different focus and purpose. Stations will teach participants about biology, habitat and invasive species; how we affect the quality of water; fish handling, knot tying, bait and tackle; safety, ethics, rules and regulations; and, casting and rigging. After completing the learning stations, participants will be loaned a rod, provided with bait and tackle, and have the opportunity to fish for the remainder of the event, putting their newly acquired knowledge to the test. Participants are sure to reel in some fish with a fresh 2,000 pound stock of Rainbow Trout donated by the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

A California Sport Fishing License is required for persons 16 years of age and over when fishing. Please feel free to bring your own equipment. In order to participate in free loan of rod and reel, children are required to participate in learning stations. Limited availability of bait, tackle, rods and reels.

Posted on: 02-16-2018
Posted in: Mayflower

Upcoming Historical Commission Meeting

The Historical Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m. at the Little Temecula History Center located at 31870 Redhawk Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592.

To view a copy of the agenda, please go to http://www.rivcoparks.org/about-us/historic-commission/historical-commission/.

For additional information, please call 951-955-4306.

Posted on: 02-7-2018
Posted in: Historical

District Advisory Commission Meeting on February 1, 2018

*There will be a special joint workshop of the District Advisory Commission and Trails Committee at 11:30am on Thursday, February 1, 2018 to discuss the Comprehensive Trails Plan (please see agenda for more information). The District Advisory Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting after the joint workshop.

The District Advisory Commission will holds its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m. at the Park District Headquarters, Carriage House located at

4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509.

To view a copy of the agenda, please go to: February 1, 2018

For additional information, please call 951-955-4398.

Posted on: 01-29-2018
Posted in: dac

I-15 Bridge Over the Santa Ana River

WHAT’S HAPPENING: STAY CONNECTED
Construction crews will begin work in an area surrounding the I-15 Santa Ana River Bridge in preparation for bridge widening, as part of the I-15 Express Lanes Project.

WHEN:
December 2017 through 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Construction equipment will be utilized on portions of the Santa Ana River Trail, between Old Hamner Road and Corona Avenue. Movement of equipment and construction operations will create some noise, vibration and dust. A limited section of the equestrian trail will be closed for the safety of horses, riders and pedestrians, requiring the use of a detour.

This closure will allow for the following:
• Vegetation clearing and maintenance
• Widening of bridge over the Santa Ana River
• Replacement of removed vegetation

Veg Clearing and Trail Flyer

Posted on: 01-12-2018
Posted in: Trails News

Rancho Jurupa Park “Kids Fishing Clinic”

Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is proud to announce a FREE Kids Fishing Clinic in collaboration with the California (CA) Department of Fish and Wildlife and Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation at Rancho Jurupa Park on January 27th, 2018, 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 environment.

This opportunity to engage the community and provide an educational program on the basics of fishing was made possible through the support of various organizations including the Riverside County Parks Foundation, Turner’s Outdoorsman, Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation, and the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants will make their way through five educational stations covering all components of fishing, each with a different focus and purpose.

Stations will teach participants about biology, habitat and invasive species; how we affect the quality of water; fish handling, knot tying, bait and tackle; safety, ethics, rules and regulations; and, casting and rigging. After completing the learning stations, participants will be loaned a rod, provided with bait and tackle, and have the opportunity to fish for the remainder of the event, putting their newly acquired knowledge to the test. Participants are sure to reel in some fish with a fresh stock of rainbow trout donated by the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The fishing clinic will also offer children’s activity booths and prizes for participants. Rancho Jurupa Park is located at 4800 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509. For more information please call (951) 684-7032 or visit www.RivCoParks.org.

Posted on: 01-5-2018
Posted in: Rancho

Hooked on Fishing at Lake Cahuilla

Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is proud to announce a FREE Kids Fishing Clinic in collaboration with the California (CA) Department of Fish and Wildlife at Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park on February 24th, 2018, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The fishing clinic will provide children in the community a chance to experience fishing in a fun and educational environment.

This opportunity to engage community and provide an educational program on the basics of fishing was made possible through the support of various organizations including the Riverside County Parks Foundation, the Bighorn Institute, and the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants will make their way through five educational stations covering all components of fishing, each with a different focus and purpose. Stations will teach participants about biology, habitat and invasive species; how we affect the quality of water; fish handling, knot tying, bait and tackle; safety, ethics, rules and regulations; and, casting and rigging. After completing the learning stations, participants will be loaned a rod, provided with bait and tackle, and have the opportunity to fish for the remainder of the event, putting their newly acquired knowledge to the test. Participants are sure to reel in some fish with a fresh 2,000 pound stock of Rainbow Trout donated by the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The fishing clinic will also offer children’s activity booths and prizes for participants. Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is located at 58-075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta, CA 92253. For more information please call (800) 234-7275 or visit www.RivCoParks.org.

A California Sport Fishing License is required for persons 16 years of age and over when fishing. Please feel free to bring your own equipment. In order to participate in free loan of rod and reel, children are required to participate in learning stations. Limited availability of bait, tackle, rods and reels.


Facebook Event

Posted on: 12-12-2017
Posted in: Lake Cahuilla

National Accreditation Awarded to RivCoParks

National Accreditation Awarded to Riverside County Regional Parks and Open-Space District
RIVCOPARKS Becomes Only the Second County to Receive this Distinction in the State
Riverside, CA – Supervisor Kevin Jeffries (Park District Board Chairman) announced today that the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District (RivCoParks) has been granted national accreditation for standards of excellence in quality and efficiency through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation.

RivCoParks became the 113th nationally accredited parks-and-recreation agency in the nation, out of the more than 3,000 state and local publicly funded agencies that are NRPA members. Each year, parks-and-recreation departments apply for CAPRA Accreditation, a multi-step process that includes an extensive pre-evaluation of the agency, a three-day visit from CAPRA reviewers, and an evaluation and formal report by the commission. Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 144 standards of best industry practices. To achieve accreditation, an agency must comply with all 36 Fundamental Standards and at least 85 percent of the remaining 108 standards. Parks District General Manager Scott Bangle said that the District is “pleased to announce that the Department scored 100% by meeting every standard in all ten categories.”

Bangle attended the hearing of the Commission on Monday, October 6, 2013 to address questions and provide comments related to the process. After the hearing, Mr. Bangle praised Parks staff for being one of only three agencies in California to receive accreditation and only the second County in the State. Bangle emphasized that CAPRA accreditation reaffirms Riverside County’s continued pledge to bring quality programs, leisure activities, parks, trails, and recreational opportunities to County residents and visitors. “This is a proud moment for the District, the constituents we serve, and the County of Riverside,” he said.

Supervisor Jeffries was very pleased with the honor for RivCoParks: “Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District is responsible for maintaining a variety of first class facilities across Riverside County, and I am happy to see them receive this recognition for all their hard work.”

Brande Hune (Business Operations Chief) and Kyla Brown (Parks and Recreation Chief) accepted the National Accreditation Recognition Award for the County during the annual Best of the Best Reception on October 9, 2013 in Houston, TX.