Recreation Guide

Celebration Water Feature

Concerts in the Park

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Park of the Month:
Celebration Park 


Opened on April 29th 

Only closes during bad weather

or for repairs


9:00 a.m. till dusk

 14965 Morgan Ave

Moreno Valley

Concerts in the Park
June 7, 2013 -
Hulaballo (Children's)
June 14, 2013 -
Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute Band)
June 21, 2013 -
Soulsomatik (Motown)
 Fridays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at TownGate Memorial Park, 13051 Elsworth St. Bring your dinner, blankets, and lawn chairs and prepare to party as we pay tribute to a variety of music. 
For more information call 413-3280
MoviesMovies in the Park

Bring your beach chairs and blankets for family-friendly movies on Thursdays this summer at the Conference & Recreation Center,

14075 Frederick St.  Space is limited, so join us early to ensure your seat.


All movies start at dusk.  Bring a picnic dinner & a blanket and enjoy pre-show activities.


In the interest of everyone's safety, be aware: No umbrellas, no pop-ups and no alcohol.


For more information, contact: 413.3280.


*Movie selection is subject to change.




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July4July 4th Parade & Fun Fest  


 A Tribute to Stars & Stripes


July 4th, 2013

9:30 a.m. - noon:  Independence Day Parade

North on Frederick Street beginning at Alessandro Blvd., then west on

TownGate Blvd.


2-9 p.m.:  Family Fun Fest

Morrison Park/Mountain View Middle School (corner of Dracaea Ave. & Morrison St.)

Gates open at 1 p.m.


Presale tickets: Available at the Conference and Recreation Center from June 11-July 3.  Cost: $2 per person or $10 for a family

(up to 6 people.)

July 4: Free entry between 1-4 p.m.

After 4 p.m. $3 per person.

Military service members with valid I.D.

and children under are free.


2 p.m. Community Stage

3 p.m. Pacific Crest Band

4 p.m. Mrs. Jones' Revenge

5:45 p.m. Ghost in the Machine

7:30 Hollywood Stones


9 a.m. Fireworks Extravaganza

Music Simulcast by KOLA 99.9 FM


In the interest of everyone's safety,

please be aware:

Barbecues are welcome! (propane only)

No pets, alcohol or fireworks.  There will be a mandatory seach of ALL bags, purses and coolers.  Limited entry to festival site

after 6 p.m.


Come out early to the Family FunFest and enjoy the bands, food, arts and crafts booths, jumpers, petting zoo and pony rides.


Visit www.moval.org for more

information on Moreno Valley's

4th of July event.





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Does your club or

community group have a family-friendly event

coming up?

We want to help you

promote it.


Click here to list

your event on

our Community Calendar. 



In this issue:

Budget Proposal Meetings

Snake Awareness

West Coast Thunder

Wild Fire Preparedness

Energy Audit for Businesses

RCRMC Garden Tour

Kaiser New Medical Office Building

Citywide Camera Surveillance System

Charter City  


budgetBudget Proposal  

This year's proposed City General Fund budget is significant because of the deficit that has persisted for several budget cycles. The extended economic recession continues to produce shortfalls in revenues, plus the cost of providing services continues to rise, leading to the erosion of City services available to the public. The ongoing deficit represents a fiscal crisis that must be dealt with by significantly reducing expenditures. 


The City Council recently hosted Neighborhood Budget Meetings in each Council District, where the General Fund and proposed Capital Improvements were discussed. These meetings were videotaped and posted to the City's website: www.moval.org.  One more Neighborhood Budget Meeting is being scheduled for residents who missed the earlier meetings.  Please join us:


Date/Time:  Monday, June 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Location:     Box Springs Mutual Water Company headquarters

   21740 Dracaea Ave

   Moreno Valley, CA 92553


The City Council will consider the proposed budget at their June 11 Council meeting.  Please join us at City Hall at 6:00 p.m.


 Snake Awareness: Family 


Spring is here! The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer, and many different animals are coming out of winter hibernation.   One in particular, is the rattlesnake.


After a long winter in the den or burrow, snakes are active and in search of food as the temperatures rise.   Now is the time to raise awareness levels and pay close attention when outdoors during this spring season. 


What do I do if I see a snake?


Walk! Do not run away from the snake. Take two steps backward and watch where the snake goes, then calmly turn around and leave the snake alone.  Contact a professional to remove the snake. Do not kill the snake. take a picture so that a professional can provide you with positive identification.


What should I do if bitten by a snake?
  • Call 911 and seek medical attention immediately.
  • If you know the snake is venomous, remove any constricting jewelry, watches, clothing, etc.
  • Keep the injured limb still as you would a strain or break.
  • Clean bite area thoroughly (however, do not suck the venom from bite)
  • Do not apply ice; do not use a tourniquet, and never cut on the fang marks.

Spring and summer is the best time to be outdoors enjoying the season, which is also the best time to be aware of the possible presence of wildlife animals, especially snakes. There have been a recent number of positive snake sightings in Moreno Valley, so the more you know and are aware, the better prepared you will be to deal with an encounter. 




thunderWest Coast Thunder


The City of Moreno Valley proudly welcomed the annual West Coast Thunder Memorial Day Bike Run/ Parade during it's ride on Moreno Valley's Sunnymead Boulevard on Monday, May 27th.


Moreno Valley residents honored the fallen heroes of the U.S. Armed Services by enjoying the morning West Coast Thunder Bike Run/ Parade and at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at sunset. Residents came out early Memorial Day Monday, May 27th to line up along the south side of Sunnymead Blvd. from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to became a part of this new tradition.

 Then, at sunset, residents attended a special ceremony held at Moreno Valley's Veterans Memorial in the Civic Center (14177 Frederick St., Moreno Valley 92552).


For information about West Coast Thunder, please visit





Wildfire is coming... Are you ready?


Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wild land fire so your home is ready in case of a fire.


Defensible space is the buffer or area you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs or any wildland area that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire, while it also protects your home from catching fire from either direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space also protects the firefighters that are defending your home.
For more information about Wildfire Readiness, check out this  website.
Energy Audit and Direct Installation Program for Small Commercial Customers
Moreno Valley Utility (MVU) is offering a new energy efficiency program for their small commercial customers to help them lower electricity costs.
This summer, MVU will be conducting energy audits and installing energy efficient products such as lighting, programmable thermostats, and weatherization seals at no charge to commercial customers. This program is being offered through a partnership with Richard Heath and Associates (RHA), who assists utilities across the state in providing energy efficiency programs for customers.

gardenRCRMC Garden Tour


Moreno Valley's own Riverside County Regional Medical Center was the beneficiary of the RCRMC Foundation's Spring Garden Tour.  Hosted on Saturday May 4th, the Garden Tour featured five beautiful and unique private gardens. This tour has become an event favorite for local gardening enthusiasts. The tour included a delicious lunch served in one of the featured gardens.


The goal of the RCRMC Foundation's Spring Garden Tour is to benefit the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Unit at RCRMC. This unit provides a much needed service to the children of Moreno Valley and Riverside County. The CAN Unit's dedicated team members and staff show extraordinary care, concern and positive nurturing while providing help to these innocent victims.


There are many ways to partner with the RCRMC Foundation and make a difference. For more information or if you would like to make a donation, and/or volunteer to help, please contact the RCRMC Foundation office at 951.486.4213. 


Kaiser New Medical Building


On Thursday April 25, Kaiser officials hosted a grand opening reception to show off the new Kaiser Permanente medical office building, located at 27200 Iris Avenue-right next door to the Kaiser's Moreno Valley Community Hospital. The City congratulates Kaiser Permanente for implementing green building technologies and welcomes the following services:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Additional Office Space for Kaiser Physicians

 City staff is also reviewing plans for a 12,000 sq.ft. dialysis center, coming soon adjacent to the Community Hospital.



 Citywide Camera Surveillance System


The Citywide Camera Surveillance System project has made significant progress.  Below are some of the highlights of the project thus far and the upcoming milestone.

  1. 247 cameras have been installed throughout the City either in buildings, at intersections, or in parks. 
  2. 67 cameras have Pan-Tilt-Zoom capabilities.
  3. 180 cameras have fixed lenses, 48 of these cameras existed previously and are being incorporated into the new system
  4. 51 intersections have cameras installed on a traffic signal pole.
  5. Eight parks have cameras installed.
  6. Agreements with private businesses expand camera surveillance capabilities. 
  7. MVPD has established ten Radio Relay Locations
  8. Upcoming Milestone: Complete integration with Sheriff's Dispatch Center via County network.


Charter City

Moreno Valley was incorporated in 1984 as a general law city.  General law cities operate according to the State's Government Code.  Alternatively, many cities incorporate by charter.  Currently, of the 468 cities in California, 83 are charter cities. 

A charter is a unique document that, in many ways, acts like a constitution for a City and it allows greater authority for a city's governance, independent of the State Legislature.  Cities adopt charters that take into account the unique local conditions and needs of the community.  When drafted, a charter must be approved by a majority vote of the represented population. 

Moreno Valley's City Council is drafting a charter for our voters' consideration.  To maximize participation by our residents, the drafts are published on the City's website.  

Click here to review and comment on the drafts.