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We invite you to join us this Memorial Day Weekend for our Wildflower Show at the Idyllwild Nature Center taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 26 & 27.

This two-day event will feature over 100 wildflower displays, guest speakers, naturalist-led walks, wildflower art, children’s activities, and much more. Entrance fees will be $4 per adult, $3 per child and $1 per dog.

Upcoming Events at Lake Skinner Recreation Area – Public access to the park will be limited during these events

Solar Cup – May 18-20, 2018

CLOSED: Launch Ramp 1, the East Bay of the Lake, Campgrounds A, B, & C, and portions of the Day Use areas will be CLOSED to public use.

OPEN: Launch Ramp 2, the Splash Pad, Boat Rentals at the Marina, and Day Use Area 2 will remain OPEN for public use.

Regular operations will resume on Monday, May 21st.

Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival – June 1-3, 2018

CLOSED: The Entire Park will be CLOSED to public access during this event. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.tvbwf.com.

Regular operations will resume on Monday, June 4th.

We thank you for your understanding and continued support.

In celebration of the county’s 125th anniversary, the Riverside County Historical Commission has created a free mobile app tour of the county’s designated historic landmarks and points of interest. With over 130 sites plotted on the interactive map, users can tour through the county from one landmark to the next, or just sit at home and browse through the photographs and descriptions. The Historic Riverside County Map Tour app is available now on the Google Play Store. Download the app directly from the store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.esri.HistoricRiversideCounty.

Each site featured in the app is a county, state and/or federally designated landmark or point of historical interest, many of which the Riverside County Historical Commission has helped register in the past 40 years.

For more information about the app, or about the work of the County Historical Commission, please contact Antone Pierucci, curator of history at apierucci@rivco.org.

Fly on in for Hidden Valley Wildlife Area’s Duck Daze where we celebrate the wonders of wetlands and wildlife.

Duck Daze is fun for the whole family featuring: Nature walks along the Santa Ana River, Hayrides, live animal exhibits, 4-H petting zoo, children’s crafts and games, face painting, and more!

Admission is $4 per person, with children under age 2 admitted for free. Parking is free.

Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center
11401 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92505

The 4th Annual Healthy Living Extravaganza will be taking place on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park located at 4800 Crestmore Rd., in Jurupa Valley, California.

This year we will be joining forces with the Riverside County Superhero 5 K Run/ Walk which will commence at 8 AM the morning of the Healthy Living Extravaganza. Participants of the Healthy Living Extravaganza are encouraged to come early and participate in the Run/ Walk (Registration Required).

Event participants will get the opportunity to explore and take advantage of free health screenings, nutrition and meal planning, opportunity drawings, kid’s zone, food zone, entertainment and more! This event is beneficial for all ages and income levels, as we encourage all to come and bring the whole family to learn about available services throughout Riverside County.

Resources are brought to one central location where Riverside County residents are able to gain invaluable information on how to live a healthier and more active life.

This event is proudly brought to you by the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District in collaboration with Riverside County Parks Foundation, Healthy Jurupa Valley, the City of Jurupa Valley, Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District, Jurupa Unified School District, Reach Out, the City of Riverside, Riverside Community Services Foundation, Riverside County Health Coalition, and the Riverside University Health System-Public Health.

For more information visit our Healthy Living Extravaganza website.

RivCoParks Reservations System Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of our new reservations system. It provides our customers with a seamless and more attractive design. Our new reservations system engages users with an enhanced search and navigation experience. When using this system you will notice improvements in performance and functionality.

Some benefits of our new reservation system includes:

  • Easy-to-use reservations (desktop and mobile device friendly)
  • Ability to purchase annual passes online
  • Transfer your reservation dates and camp sites online
  • Reserve campsites, cabins and shelters 6 months in advance
  • Interactive maps

We thank you for your patience throughout this process, and for your continued support.

For further questions or if you are having any difficulties, please call our Guest Services team at 1-800-234-PARK(7275)

RivCoParks Reservations Announcement UPDATE

Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is proud to announce a new reservation system that will enhance your Parks Experience. We have shifted our launch date over to March 21st, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

We are anticipating to launch our new platform that will ease your reservation process.  While most of the changes will be transparent to you, you will see some improvement in performance and functionality.

Because of the transition to the new system, all reservations (both reservations made online and over the telephone) will be offline between 3/12/18-3/21/18.

Some benefits of our new reservation system includes:

  • Easy-to-use reservations (desktop and mobile device friendly)
  • Ability to purchase annual passes on line
  • Transfer your reservation dates and camp sites on line
  • Reserve campsites, cabins and shelters 6 months in advance
  • Interactive maps

For further questions please call 1-800-234-7275 or visit www.RivCoParks.org

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.