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Jurupa Ditch Replacement

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Jurupa Ditch

Project Number: PK-ARPA002

Address: 4307 Briggs St, Riverside, CA 92509

Project Scope: Project to update existing 6-mile stretch of dilapidated infrastructure in Jurupa Valley to secure water to Jensen Alvarado Ranch and Louis Rubidoux Parkland and Pecan Grove. Main repair goals are to repair two large breaks and sinkholes resulting from years of leaks in the pipes. When repairs are completed, shareholders of Jurupa Ditch Company will receive their share of water. Install new well at Jensen as fail-safe for park operations and irrigation of the orchard if/when new damages to the ditch occur.

Project Funding Source: ARPA
Project Budget: $6 million
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, Jurupa Ditch Company
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: Winter 2026
Project Update (July 2023): Project RFP was published on July 10, 2023 and will close August 9, 2023

Lake Skinner Sewer and Water Infrastructure Update

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SKN Water and Sewer

Project Number: PK-ARPA003

Address: 37701 Warren Road, Winchester, CA 92596

Project Scope: Replace damaged and inoperable water valves in Campground A and other water/sewer infrastructure. The current situation is that the whole campground will lose water to repaid the valve, which leads to increased water waste during repairs, erosion damage from runoff, and increased service times for repair.

Project Funding Source: ARPA
Project Budget: $1.5 million
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Metropolitan Water District
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: Winter 2026
Project Update (July 2023): Project scope of work and RFP in development

Lake Skinner Repaving

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SKn Repaving

Project Number: PK-ARPA004

Address: 37701 Warren Road, Winchester, CA 92596

Project Scope: Repaving from the entry roadway to the campstore and the parking lot for Launch Ramp 1 at Lake Skinner Recreation area. This section of road and parking lot are significantly worn and cracked and due for replacement. 

Project Funding Source: ARPA
Project Budget: $1.8 million
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Riverside County Transportation, Metropolitan Water District, Division of Boats and Waterways
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: 2024
Project Update (July 2023): Plans under development; projected start date of late 2023/early 2024

Rancho Jurupa Repaving

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RJU Repaving

Project Number: PK-ARPA005

Address: 4800 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA, 92509

Project Scope: Repairs to existing Rancho Jurupa Park day-use parking lot and paving of Lakeview campground. $1.8 million dollars was issued in 2022 for the parking lot and $1.2 million was issued in 2023 for the Lakeview campground. The parking lot is significantly worn and cracked and is due for replacement and restriping to address ADA compliance. The paving of Lakeview campground will improve the quality of the campground as well as address major drainage concerns in the area.

Project Funding Source: ARPA
Project Budget: $3 million ($1.8 million issued in 2022; %1.2 million issued in 2023)
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Riverside County Transportation
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: 2024
Project Update (July 2023): Plans under development; projected start date of late 2023/early 2024

OHV Feasibility Study Phase 2

Project Number: PK-ARPA006

Address: TBD

Project Scope: RivCoParks is narrowing down potential sites from the five identified in Phase one in August 2022 to the selected site for a sustainable, protected open space that is easily accessible to the local community to attract diverse users while offering environmental education, an array of recreational challenges, and opportunities for economic development. This OHV Park will serve as a model for a community driven, environmentally sound recreational facility for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Project Funding Source: ARPA
Project Budget: $500,000
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: Winter 2026
Project Update (July 2023): Project scope of work and RFP in development

Santa Ana River Bottom Management

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SARB Management

Project Number: PK-ARPA009

Address: 4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley CA, 92509

Project Scope: Design and planning construction of a new maintenance yard that includes a new building, fencing, road, hazmat area, and modernization of existing storage structure to provide a dedicated space for the RivCoParks Santa Ana River Bottom (SARB) staff to manage equipment, infrastructure, and assets in a controlled environment for maintenance and patrol activities.

Project Funding Source: ARPA
Project Budget: $5 million 
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: Winter 2024
Project Update (July 2023): Project RFP released on July 10, 2023; job walk completed on July 17,2023. All bids due on August 9, 2023.

Lake Skinner Boat Launch Repairs

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SKn Repaving

Project Number: PK-ARPA011

Address: 37701 Warren Road, Winchester, CA 92596

Project Scope: Design and planning of boat launch improvements. Upgrades to the boat launch area, including parking lot paving and restriping for ADA compliance, boat launch ADA improvements, and a new ADA compliant restroom will improve accessibility to the boat launch for boating, camping, and recreation activities. 

Project Funding Source: ARPA/Boats and Waterways Division Grant 
Project Budget: $5 million/ $3 million secured ARPA funding
Partnerships: Riverside County Parks & Open-Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors,  Metropolitan Water District, Division of Boats and Waterways
Project Phase:  Pre-Construction
Estimated date of project completion: Winter 2026
Project Update (July 2023): Project scope of work and RFP in development

Santa Ana River Trail Projects

The Santa Ana River Trail offers opportunities for local outdoor recreation while also connecting Inland Communities to the California Coastal Trail.  It spans 3 counties (Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino) and connects 17 cities. More than seven million people live in the three counties that the trail connects.  The project is an integral part of the effort to restore and revitalize the 100-mile Santa Ana River.

To date, 68 miles of the Santa Ana River Trail have been completed or are under construction. When finished it will run from the San Bernardino County National Forest to the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach where the trail ends, and it will be the longest multi-use trail in Southern California. There are currently two gaps in the trail: From Green River in Orange County to Hidden Valley Wildlife area in Riverside County and from Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino to the National Forest boundary line near Mentone.    

Public Review Draft: Santa Ana River Trail Phase 6
Thru Green River Golf Club
Environmental Documents for Public Review
To give public comments, Click Here
Santa Ana River Parkway Minimum Trail Signage and Maintenance Guidelines

Butterfield Overland Trail

National Historic Trail Special Resources Study

The Butterfield Overland Trail has a rich history in America.  The routes were originally pioneered by John Butterfield and the Butterfield Overland Stage Company as they traveled across the country from the eastern cities of Saint Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee all the way to San Francisco, California in the mid-1800's. In Riverside County, the trail passes through Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Temescal Valley and Corona. It is also known as the "oxbow" route since it takes a u-shaped curved path giving stagecoach travelers a way avoid the dangerous Rocky Mountains and their harsh winter snows.

In 20National Trails System Logo.png09, legislation was enacted to develop a special resource study to evaluate options to protect and  interpret the route. This includes work towards achieving a national historic trail designation and officially adding the route to the National Trails System.  The study project also involves developing collaborations among the National Parks Service, Federal, State, and local government agencies as well as private & non-profit entities. The trail and historic sites along the way are owned by both public and private entities and participation in the national historic trails program is voluntary. 

The Butterfield Overland Trail Project represents a joint effort between the City of Lake Elsinore, the City of Corona, Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency, and Riverside County Park District Advisory Commission.  Technical assistance on this project was provided by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program

 

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Salt Creek Trail Projects

The Salt Creek Trail project trail will consist of a hard surfaced Class I bike path and a soft surface pedestrian path. The trail is located along the north side of the Salt Creek flood control channel between Goetz Road and Antelope Road in Menifee and along the north parkway of Domenigoni Parkway between Sanderson Avenue and Searl Parkway in Hemet. 

 

The following story was contributed by the County of Riverside Transportation Department

Beginning in the 1960s, developers constructed a wide earthen flood control channel along Salt Creek to carry stormwa-ter 16 miles from the City of Hemet westerly through the community of Winchester and through the City of Menifee, where the water would eventually flow into Lake Elsinore. The Riverside County Flood Control District (Flood Control) envisioned the facility as a balance of “Function, Environmental & Recreation” elements. As such, the County planned a regional recreational trail along the full length of the channel, and by the 1990s the Salt Creek Trail became one of five essential backbone trails identified in the circulation element of the County’s General Plan.

The 16-mile Salt Creek Trail will be an essential east-west trail for the western Riverside County trail system with accessibility to homes, schools, businesses, and planned linkages with smaller trails. Regional trails meet the goals of increasing active modes of transportation and decreasing bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, while providing an alternative to gasoline-powered vehicle trips, which is key 
to achieving state and local air quality objectives.

​The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (Park District), which oversees regional trails throughout Riverside County, applied for and received a $5 million grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program to construct the first 5 miles of the Salt Creek Trail.

In a three-department County partnership, Flood Control provided the property consisting of a dirt maintenance road along the north side of the channel, the Transportation Department is administering the funding pro-gram, design, and construction of the project, and the Park District will ultimately operate and maintain the regional trail.

This first phase of construction includes a 4-mile segment in the City of Menifee and a 1-mile segment in the City of Hemet. The trail generally consists of a 12-foot wide paved bike path with an adja-cent soft surface path, where space permits. Pedestrian-activated traffic signals will stop traffic so that trail users can safely cross ma-jor streets. At one location, the trail goes under the Interstate 15 bridge.

Members of the public can bike, walk, run, and ride their horses along the trail, and may be accompanied by pets on leashes. The trail is also designed to be accessible for persons with disabilities. Motorized vehicles, such as golf carts and motorcycles, are not per-mitted on the trail.

Maps to each trail segment

The Gopher Hole Mini Golf Project

at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park

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Mini Golf at RJ

 

In 2010, RivCoParks completed an improvement project at the beautiful Rancho Jurupa Regional Park that included the addition of walking trails, miniature golfing, splash pad, natural rock play area, and improved parking facilities. 

Upon completion, the mini golf quickly became a popular destination for day-use within the park.  Over time, the mini golfing surface area deteriorated, and the surrounding amenities needed to be brought into ADA compliance to safely accommodate visitors.

RivCoParks proudly shares with you these improvements to the mini golf and surrounding day-use areas that will provide visitors and the community with a more functional, ADA compliant, and safe place to enjoy for many years to come.