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By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Wildomar residents weigh in on city's future park


Last updated 3/18/2018 at 5:30pm

Alex Groves

Wildomar residents Ken Mayes and Kathleen Hamblin peruse some of the boards describing what a 27-acre park could ultimately look like during a workshop event at Wildomar City Hall Thursday, March 8

The city of Wildomar held its second of three workshops Thursday, March 8, seeking feedback from residents on what features a 27-acre park near Ronald Reagan Elementary School should have.

Mike Scherrod of RRM Design Group, the firm the city is contracting with for the park's design, told attendees they would be presented with two park designs and asked them to weigh in on which they preferred.

Park A would have a fire station, aquatics center, multi-use courts, a "Frisbee golf course" and a native garden. Scherrod said that plan would pose minimal impact to a seasonal creek that runs t...

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Reader Comments

WildomarWatcher writes:

More parks are generally a good idea. However, there are many Wildomar residents voters that are deeply concerned about the timing and costs for any new park, as the city appears to be struggling to properly maintain its three existing parks as well as its roads, streets and other infrastructure. This is especially true as concerns about the economy’s stability grow. Wildomar’s council has already sown residents into paying for other huge, long-term debts that could be problematic.

KennyMayes writes:

This second meeting attended by 14 residents, after the first meeting attended by 25 residents will determine how much taxes will go up and how millions of dollars will be spent. That 27 acres was purchase by the County of Riverside with $1,900,000 of Quimby Fees, money specifically set aside for parkland, therefore a fire station cannot be built on that land unless the city is going to use Genereal Fund money to purchase that portion used for the fire station.


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