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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  12. Big League Dreams is beautiful! The company who operates it takes wonderful care of the facility; it is frequented by many junior leagues from all the local cities, not just the so called “ghetto Perris” people. A lot of improvements have been made to the area around this water park and it will be just as nice as Big League Dreams. Trumble Road and Hwy 74 East been widened, trees planted, sidewalks added, the 215 off ramp was "beautified", Big League Dreams and the Eastern Municipal Water District across the street both have bright street lights. This site is directly across the freeway from Home Depot, Winco, Starbucks, Carls Jr. A Jack-in-the-box is proposed to be built on the corner of Trumble and 74. This is an up-in-coming area. Good things are happening. Stop being so negative people!

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  13. Have a positive attitude! This could be very nice for our area. Hopefully admission will be priced where regular families can afford to go and take their kids. If people clean up after themselves there wouldn't be such trashes places.

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    1. thats the problem people who dont care about the community well be at the water park and eventuly thats how it goes down hill have you ever compaired perris shopping centers to menifee.s just saying one of them dont keep it with it so what difference will it be to a water park in the middle of hot summer

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  14. Got excited when I first saw this, then saw the location. Sorry, but after seeing no real positive change in this area in the 22 years I have been here tells me it will be a great idea but unappreciated by local residents. Tshirts and shorts in a pool, kids with no supervision and trash everywhere just doesn't appeal to me and my family. Sorry!

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  15. If you have proper supervision it can be a good place for everyone. Not everyone has a lot of money in Perris they wear what they have but they too, even tho poor, need a decent place to go and have fun. Give the ppl of Perris a chance. If you have complaints go to MR. Stones office I believe it was him who okay'd this and where it was built. We will eventually have a big park here with lots of hiking trails, equestrian trails, a place to swim, place for kids to swing, a place for a great picnic for the entire family to gather, but all of us have to want it, request it, and make sure we get it. It can happen if we the citizens of Menifee demand it. I suggest the hill area off Ethanac and Murrieta area would be perfect for such a park. Then have commerical and mfg areas in that area and we can all ride our bikes to work thru the park. Think big!In the meantime, enjoy this new place!

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  16. You negitive people from menifee don't now what the ... your talking about and you think your so good that you should get all the funds your way, 10 years ago Menifee was nothing and no differant then the surrounding aeras, You got your Haun shopping center, and golf courses which as made it nothing but a jumble .... around that area, talk about getto, menifee is filled with all the getto that came from orange county, and l.a. This is exactly what the commuity needs around here espiecally families with kids

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  17. Hey, I'm from LA and I'm not ghetto! We have families here, but apparently we have a few snobs too. I think the very folks complaining will NOT even be the ones' who will go to the park, they just need to talk trash and put others down, ignore them and take your family and go have lots of fun! I will apology for them!

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  18. I live in Perris. Perhaps you should research the word and significance of the word "ghetto". While it is of no consequence, my husband and I are upper-middle class citizens with great incomes and a beautiful home. We are very proud to live in Perris. I am always perplexed by people who live in a community 10 miles from another and have the audacity and ignorance to state that those who are, virtually, their neighbors are somehow inferior to them because of the name of their city. Please don't somehow confuse "Menifee" to be the next Beverly Hills, as though those who live there are any more educated, wealthy or upstanding than those from/who live in Perris. I'll see you at the water park... unless you're afraid of us because my toddler and I are from 'scary', 'ghetto' Perris. More space for us Perrisians to hang out in the lazy river without you there wearing Kevlar under your swimsuit. Cheers-

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  19. Here is waterpark information:
    https://www.facebook.com/PerrisMenifeeAquaticCenter?ref=hl

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