|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.