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News and Events for the Park District

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

Healthy Living Extravaganza

Join Riverside County and Healthy Jurupa Valley as they present the Healthy Living Extravaganza on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and find out how to begin your journey towards a new healthy lifestyle! Being healthy and strong is a lifelong journey, so you don’t have to rush. The Healthy Living Extravaganza will provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions about your health. FREE health screenings, nutrition and meal planning, opportunity drawings, kids zone, entertainment and more will be offered throughout the event.

The Healthy Living Extravaganza is beneficial for all ages; bring the whole family and learn about available services and representatives in our county that are eagerly waiting to serve every member of your family. The Healthy Living Extravaganza will be held at the beautiful Rancho Jurupa Park from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Various healthy food vendors are scheduled to participate and activities and entertainment for all ages are on the agenda. For more information, please visit HealthyLivingExtravaganza.com or call (800) 234-7275.

Posted on: 01-23-2017
Posted in: Rancho, Uncategorized

Decision Notice issued for May Valley Non-Motorized Trails Project

Decision Notice issued for May Valley Non-Motorized Trails Project

SAN BERNARDINO, California, December 22, 2016 – Forest Service officials announced the release of the Decision Notice for the May Valley Non-Motorized Trails Project near Idyllwild, on the San Jacinto Ranger District.

The May Valley trails has been a long-term collaborative effort with Riverside County Park and Open-Space District, the hill communities, local groups, and the Forest Service. The collaborative effort promotes heathy recreation and creates a sustainable and interconnected, shared-use, non-motorized trail network that will complement local, regional, and national trails and day-use opportunities.

Equestrian riders will be able to ride from McCall Memorial Equestrian Park to Hurkey Creek Park, while enjoying scenic vistas. Bicyclists and hikers will be able to ride and hike a variety of trails suited to both the beginner as well as the experienced user.

Within the 5,500 acres analyzed in the May Valley area, Forest Officials are adopting 22 miles of unauthorized trails, constructing 2.5 miles of new trails, developing 2 trailheads, and rehabilitating 10.5 miles of unauthorized trails.
“I am very pleased to sign the decision today and express a huge thank you to everyone that has participated in the process,” said District Ranger Arturo Delgado. “The community and our staff are ready to initiate the project, and we anticipate beginning work in the spring,” added Delgado.

For more information about the project and the decision, please visit our project webpage at:
http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15568.

Official Decision Notice

11th Annual Trout Fishing Derby

Cast your line and reel’em in, let’s see who has the biggest fin. Fishing enthusiasts, anglers, and all the like; get ready for Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area’s Annual Fishing Derby! Come rain or shine, the Trout Derby will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 7:00am to 12:00pm. Gates open at 6:00am, come early for that perfect spot; and REMEMBER, “the early bird catches the”…TROUT!

Many prizes are up for grabs, top prizes valued at over $300 awarded to first, second and third place anglers. Not sure if you can reel in the big one? Not to worry, the smallest catch wins too! Purchase advance tickets for $15.00 at Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, or by clicking below. All derby entrants are required a state fishing license, (not sold at park) for more information, please call (760) 564-4712. For reservations and camping information, call (800) 234-7275.

All buckets must be clean and dry prior to being brought into Lake Cahuilla. Any fishing bait brought into the park shall be in an unopened and unused container, prior to being used in Lake Cahuilla.

Purchase Tickets Today

Posted on: 12-13-2016
Posted in: Lake Cahuilla, Uncategorized

Fancy Rat Show

Visit Hidden Valley Nature Center Saturday, December 10, 2016, for the Fancy Rat Show presented by The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association. This fun, educational and free event will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; $5.00 will be charged for parking. For more information, please visit www.afrma.org.

Posted on: 11-21-2016
Posted in: Hidden Valley Nature Center

11th Annual Trout Fishing Derby!

Cast your line and reel’em in, let’s see who has the biggest fin. Fishing enthusiasts, anglers, and all the like; get ready for Rancho Jurupa Park’s Annual Fishing Derby! Come rain or shine, the Trout Derby will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:00am to 12:00pm. Gates open at 6:00am, come early for that perfect spot; and REMEMBER, “the early bird catches the”…TROUT!

Many prizes are up for grabs, top prizes valued at over $300 awarded to first, second and third place anglers. Not sure if you can reel in the big one? Not to worry, the smallest catch wins too! Purchase advance tickets for $15.00 at Rancho Jurupa Park, or by clicking below. All derby entrants are required a state fishing license, (not sold at park) for more information, please call (951) 684-7032. For reservations and camping information, call 1(800) 234-7275.

Purchase Tickets Today

Posted on: 11-15-2016
Posted in: Rancho, Uncategorized

District Advisory Commission Meeting

The District Advisory Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Noble Creek Park, Great Room, located at 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA 92223. For more information, please view a copy of the Agenda, or call (951) 955-4398.

Posted on: 10-28-2016
Posted in: dac, Uncategorized

RivCoParks Celebrates National Dog Day!

For many, our four-legged, friends are more than “pets,” they are family. As with any family member, they too deserve a day of celebration, dedicated to showing our love and gratitude for all they do.

“Dogs have both an outer and inner beauty, an ability to love and a spirit that connects with humans in a way that cannot be replicated by any other living thing,” said Colleen Paige, pet and family lifestyle expert and animal advocate.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th and was founded in 2004 by Colleen with a purpose of bringing attention to the plight of animals and encouraging adoption. RivCoParks will join the annual celebration and show support by honoring our furry companions and offering free admission for dogs on National Dog Day, Friday, August 26, 2016, at all regional parks where pets are permitted.

According to NationalDogDay.com, the day is meant to “celebrate all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.” To find out more on this National holiday and how to get involved, please visit NationalDogDay.com.

Posted on: 08-25-2016
Posted in: Uncategorized
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