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Parks and Community Services


Mel Alonzo
Parks and Community Services Director

phone  951.413.3280
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The Parks and Community Services Department manages and provides maintenance services for City Parks and Facilities, and provides a wide range of recreation activities, programs and services throughout the community.

Divisions and Programs

Parks Maintenance Division

Recreation Division

The Services We Provide

The Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department:

  • Maintains and updates the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Master Plan.
  • Maintains over 541 acres of parks, trails, and park facilities including the Senior Community Center and over 195 programs and services offered to youth and adults.
  • Annually provides 79 youth programs, 88 Senior programs, and 31 adult programs.
  • Maintains and operates 40 parks/facilities; including 23 lighted sports fields and 4 lighted school district sports fields; servicing an estimated 417,180 Moreno Valley youth and adults annually for baseball, softball, and soccer play.
  • Coordinates special community events, including Youthfest, Snow Day, and the City's Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Coordinates the City's July 4th parade and Family Fun Fest, serving 35,000 participants.
  • Operates 10 after-school programs - 9 elementary and 1 middle school.
  • Coordinates sports facility reservations for 38 school sites.
  • Organizes and implements over 10 different year round sports programs, serving an estimated 1,000 youth; and provides 15 Adult Sports leagues, serving over 1,000 adults.
  • Assists Moreno Valley nonprofit sports organizations in hosting regional and national sports tournaments, resulting in a positive economic impact to Moreno Valley business.
  • Operates Park Ranger Program, providing for a safer recreational environment.
  • Coordinates the production of the Soaring Magazine, delivered to Moreno Valley residents as well as incorporating a video element through MVTV-3. The department also provides information on the City's Web site, maximizing our information to Moreno Valley residents.
  • Member of the California Parks and Recreation Society.

Our Accomplishments

  • Acquired more than 100 acres of open space including facilities at March Air Reserve Base for public recreation programs and services.
  • Awarded a $5.5 million grant by the State Department of Education for after-school child care programs.
  • Recipient of the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federations "1997 Gold Shield Award" for providing outstanding leadership.
  • Recipient of the 2005 California Parks and Recreation Society Award for “Facility Design and Park Planning” for the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center.
  • For more information on the City’s Trail System click here
  • Recipient of the 17th City Hall Public Information Award for excellence in the publications category for the Moreno Valley Recreation Guide & City NewsLine.
  • Acquired more than 70 acres of open space including facilities at March Air Reserve Base for public recreation programs and services.
  • Awarded a $450,000 grant by the State Department of Education (funding renewable each year) for after-school child care programs.
  • "Rated Number One in Riverside County for Family Recreation" by the Press-Enterprise newspaper.
  • Recipient of the "1998 Project of the Year Award" for the Canyon Springs Public Golf Club.

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14177 Frederick Street
PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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