Join Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for the 8th Annual Family Wildlife Day, co-sponsored by the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation. Please call (951) 677-6951 for more information, we hope to see you there!
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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.
Join Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve for their 16th Annual Art Show beginning Saturday, July 13, 2013 through Saturday, August 10, 2013. Come and enjoy an array of art displayed by 25 local artists and the first ever Live @ the Plateau Concert Series. Delicious Deli Dinners crafted by The Farmstead Market will be available for purchase, as well as wine, sodas, and water.
No tickets will be sold on day of event; advance ticket purchase only. For SRPF Members, the cost of each concert series is $7 and $10 for the general public. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve (951) 677-6951 or follow the link below.
SRPF Website & Tickets
Reserve and Multi-Use Trails closed May 22 and 23, 2013.
Two (2) prescribed fires will take place between 6:30 am and 12:00 pm on 200 acres of land to help restore native grasslands. If you have questions about Reserve and Multi-Use land access please contact the Visitor Center @ 951-677-6951 or Reserve Manager, Carole Bell 909-971-7457
Join the Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10 am to 5 pm for their 10th Annual Garden Tour & Garden Party. This fundraising event will benefit children environmental education programs at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Spend the day visiting five private garden estates, and enjoy live entertainment, garden cafe, garden seminars, silent auction, organic produce, and MORE!
The Garden Tour & Garden Party will begin at the Mattson Gardens Estate, located at 19495 Avenida Presa Murrieta, CA. 92562; Garden-to-Garden shuttle tickets also available. Advance ticket price is $20 and can be purchased online; tickets will be available day of event for $25. For more information, please visit the Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation’s website, or call 1(800)369-4620