Groundbreaking Scheduled for Aug. 7 for Perris-Menifee Valley Aquatics Center

A draft visual shows designers' preliminary vision of the Aquatic Center layout. The Riverside ...

A draft visual shows designers' preliminary vision of the Aquatic Center layout.

The Riverside County Economic Development Agency has scheduled an Aug. 7 groundbreaking ceremony for the Perris-Menifee Valley Aquatics Center, a 12-acre facility including a 50-meter competition swimming pool, "lazy flow" river, children's water playground and water slides.

The project will be built next to the Perris Valley Big League Dreams facility on Trumble Road, just east of Interstate 215 and north of Highway 74, roughly on the border between Perris and Romoland. Big League Dreams, which includes four replica major league ballparks for use by area youth baseball players, opened in January.

According to a proposal by the EDA approved by the County Board of Supervisors in June 2011, the aquatics center will be funded by I-215 Corridor Redevelopment Capital Improvement Funds designated for the Romoland sub-area. The project has a budget of $25 million. T.B. Penick and Sons, Inc., of San Diego is the builder.

Estimated completion date for the project is late summer or early fall 2013, according to Nathan Hultgren of the EDA. The facility will include an 11,000-square-foot administration and operations building and 220 parking spaces.

According to project documents, there will be grass areas for seating, stadium seating, a concession stand and picnic areas. The project "will provide the residents of Romoland an opportunity for recreational activities that are essential to the redevelopment of the project area."

The groundbreaking will take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 7. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP for the event, call 951-201-3483.



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  1. So Close to Menifee! This will be an awesome addition. Who will be running the operation?

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  2. How much is goimg to be the price of admission?

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  3. A great addition to the awesome Big Dreams Ball-Park, right next door (essentially connected). It'll be Menifee/Perris' own little version of Disneyland. Ok...maybe not Disneyland, but at least it's something! :)

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  4. Horrible Location, ghetto Perris ...

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    1. Ghetto is right. It is going to attrack gangs scum n low life...bad area. Besides. WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS

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    2. i agree menifee shouldnt even be a part of this why not build their own waterpark

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  5. Ghetto or not is our community and is after us to change the image of our area.last time I check meniffe-romoland was on california united states of america.

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    1. you must live in perris or dont know the city

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  6. Perris/romoland border??? For 25 million bucks they couldn't find a better area? The place will be trashed, tagged up, and filled with ghetto people before it has a chance to get going! Should have planned it more in Menifee area...

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  7. @ 10:24pm, The aquatic center is being built with redevelopment funds, which is not available for "more in Menifee area".

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  8. So much money that could have been used so much more effeciently yet hey, lets build a water park in an area where the kids and filies wont be able to afford to go to enjoy it. What a joke! I have lived in the sun city/ menifee area since 1991. It doesnt take a rocket science to see that these areas could have used more in the way of helping the kids to get food, learning centers, or the programs back in the school. Gee heres a thought, check out how many programs have been cut from the schools recently. What a dissapointment. Yes I know the money has to be used a certain way but it is just so unfortunate that it will be wasted and look like a dump in just a few years.

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  9. I agree with many of the comments, but don't doom the project before it's operation. Yes there could have been a better location, money spent otherwise, etc. And yes, it will be filled with ghetto Perris folk. But remember, it will cost money, and they won't frequent the place if it's run properly. It will have initial problems as anything new does.

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    1. yes but aquatic centers only cost a few dollars to enter.so im pretty sure the the whole neighborHOOD will be there.were just better off going to hemet lol

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  10. Wow, such hateful comments about the citizens of Perris and Romoland. I guess we are so much better than anyone else here in Menifee, like we don't have our own problems too. Instead of trashing the project, support it and welcome it for the wonderful opportunity it will present to our children and grandchildren, from Menifee and Perris. I have faith in the civic leaders to run a clean, safe operation.

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    1. have u seen the location were its going to be built at .come on we could of built in menifee across from the shopping centers on haun and it would have been all postive comments .but we know that moneys just going down the drain...

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  11. I used to live in Vista (san diego county). They built The Wave waterpark in what WAS ghetto downtown... slowly, they renovated the entire area and it is now a very nice place to go and have lunch/dinner, see a movie and just have a nice day/evening. I can't remember what came first, waterpark or the movie theater, but lots said the same negative things about the project then...and they were wrong. Give this project a chance to see how it blossoms. Bad areas CAN be changed with re-development and community support.

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