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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2009
CONTACT: Michael McCarty
Parks and Community Services Department
951.413.3701     lisas@moval.org


City Seeks Public Comment on Park and Recreation Master Plan

The City of Moreno Valley is currently in the process of updating its Park and Recreation Master Plan. In order to obtain public comment about the park and recreational needs of the community, the City will be conducting a public meeting on March 3rd at the Moreno Valley TownGate Community Center, 13100 Arbor Park Lane, starting at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The public workshop is open to everyone and the Moreno Valley Parks and Recreation Commission encourages residents to attend and comment on the proposed plan.

The purpose of the Park and Recreation Master Plan is to provide the City with recommendations for the development of future park, recreation and cultural facilities, the implementation of recreation services, and recommendations for future trails. At the meeting, the City’s project consultants will present an overview of the Master Plan process, a summary of the results of a demand and needs analysis, and the draft recommendations contained in the proposed Master Plan.

“This is the most comprehensive look at our parks, recreational, and cultural needs the City has ever undertaken and will provide us with a roadmap to guide us in making decisions on how to allocate our park and recreation resources in the future,” said Mike McCarty, Director of Parks and Community Services for the City of Moreno Valley. He also encouraged the public to take this opportunity to weigh in on the Master Plan, “It is important to get community feedback on the proposed recommendations, so I hope we get strong community participation at the meeting.”

The City and its consultants have conducted extensive community outreach and analysis, including a citywide random telephone survey, interviews with stakeholder groups, and gathering community questionnaires. Some of the Master Plan recommendations include the following:

  • youth soccer and softball sports complex o family fun center at March Field Park
  • adding performance space at future neighborhood and community parks
  • lighting school and park fields
  • future community park on the east side that would contain a multi-use campus with a community center
  • teen center and senior center o various open space and trail enhancements
  • improvements or alternative uses of the Cottonwood Golf Course property.

The public can view the draft Park and Recreation Master Plan online at the City’s web site: www.moval.org, or by stopping by the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street. For more information, contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department at 951.413.3701.