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News and Events for the Park District

Historical Commission Meeting Cancelled

The Historical Commission meeting scheduled for May 18, 2017 has been cancelled. The Commission will meet again on August 17, 2017, at Riverside County Archives, 2724 Gateway Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. For questions and additional information, please call (951) 955-4398, thank you.

Posted on: 05-9-2017
Posted in: Historical, Uncategorized

Santa Ana River Trail Bike Ride & Festival

Save the date for the Santa Ana River Trail Bike Ride & Festival, Sunday, June 11, 2017! Join RivCoParks and the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for this FREE event from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Festivities will include live entertainment, retail and food vendors, health and safety fair, youth activities and much more! For more information, please call (951) 955-4310, or visit www.SARTbikefestival.org!

Posted on: 05-2-2017
Posted in: Trails News, Uncategorized

District Advisory Commission Meeting

The District Advisory Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.The meeting will be held at Gilman Historic Ranch located at 1901 West Wilson Street, Banning, CA 92220. For more information, please view a copy of the Agenda, or call (951) 955-4398.

Posted on: 04-27-2017
Posted in: dac, Uncategorized

Wild West Festival & Western Art Show

Join us for the 6th annual Wild West Festival and Western Art Show, Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2017. Dress up in your cowboy hat, boots, plaid shirt, jeans and travel back in time to the Old West with our historic re-enactors! Enjoy live music, blacksmith demonstrations and beer garden; plus many exciting activities including; gold panning, ranch house tours, petting zoo and much more. Celebrate festivities from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; entrances fees are $7.00 per vehicle. For more information, please call (951) 922-9200, or visit www.WildWestFestival.Info.

Posted on: 04-7-2017
Posted in: Gilman, Uncategorized

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Mayflower Park Improvements

Riverside County and City of Blythe officials invite the community to come out to Mayflower Park and celebrate the renovated boat launch ramp and dock, new restrooms and other improvements to this Blythe area county park. A ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the recently completed upgrades to Mayflower Park will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

In an effort to improve access and enhance the experience for visitors, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors undertook a couple projects that total a $1.26 million investment into the park. The first project renovated the park’s boat launch ramp, which had to be maintained and closed regularly due to low water levels. The project extended the ramp by 30 feet and added a boarding float dock system to assist park guests in loading and unloading their vessels.

As part of the project, the park district created Americans with Disabilities Act compliant walkways, improved the parking area and replaced the existing 40-year-old restroom with a new restroom and shower facility that is centrally located and energy-efficient. The second project installed a new potable well to replace failing wells on-site, ensuring visitors have a reliable water source.

Approximately half of the funding is from a $620,000 grant the park district received from the California Boating and Waterways Commission in 2012. Construction began in January 2016 and was substantially completed in January 2017. For more information about the ceremony, please call (760) 922-4665.

Posted on: 04-3-2017
Posted in: Mayflower

Public Invited to Celebrate Mayflower Park Improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2017

CONTACT:
Darin Schemmer, Office of Supervisor John J. Benoit, (760) 863-8211

Public Invited to Celebrate Mayflower Park Improvements

BLYTHE – Riverside County and City of Blythe officials invite the community to come out to Mayflower Park and celebrate the renovated boat launch ramp and dock, new restrooms and other improvements to this Blythe area county park.

A ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the recently completed upgrades to Mayflower Park will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Refreshments will be provided.

One of eight regional parks managed by the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, Mayflower Park is located along the banks of the Colorado River near Blythe at 4980 Colorado River Road. Popular activities at the park include boating, fishing, shuffleboard, horseshoes and picnics.

In an effort to improve access and enhance the experience for visitors, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors undertook a couple projects that total a $1.26 million investment into the park.

The first project renovated the park’s boat launch ramp, which had to be maintained and closed regularly due to low water levels. The project extended the ramp by 30 feet and added a boarding float dock system to assist park guests in loading and unloading their vessels.

As part of the project, the park district created Americans with Disabilities Act compliant walkways, improved the parking area and replaced the existing 40-year-old restroom with a new restroom and shower facility that is centrally located and energy-efficient.

The second project installed a new potable well to replace failing wells on-site, ensuring visitors have a reliable water source.

Approximately half of the funding is from a $620,000 grant the park district received from the California Boating and Waterways Commission in 2012. Construction began in January 2016 and was substantially completed in January 2017.

In 2011, the county completed $3.1 million in improvements to Mayflower Park. The project included an expanded RV storage area, paving at the entryway and maintenance building, and the addition of an entrance kiosk, maintenance building, three shade structures, water and electrical enhancements.

The ribbon cutting ceremony coincides with the 60th Annual Palo Verde Valley Outlook Conference, which will be held April 6 at the Colorado River Fairgrounds. The conference highlights past year accomplishments, with a look ahead to future progress. For more information about the conference, contact the Blythe Area Chamber of Commerce at 760 922 8166.

For more information about Mayflower Park, please visit www.RivCoParks.org.

Posted on: 04-3-2017
Posted in: dac, Trails News, Uncategorized

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!

Register Today!

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