Volume 257 | January 3 - January 7, 2022
Find Your New Best Friend at the
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter
It's a new year, and you may be looking for a new companion. Fortunately, the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter has you covered.

The Shelter is hosting a New Year’s adoption event every Wednesday and Thursday throughout January, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dogs can be brought home for $50, and cats can be adopted for only $25! Start the New Year right and don’t miss this opportunity to meet your new best friend!

For more information, visit the Animal Shelter at moval.org/pets
City of Moreno Valley Wins Triple Crown in Financial and Budget Reporting
Moreno Valley's Financial and Management Services Department continues to be the gold standard in the Inland Empire, recently winning the highest awards possible for municipal budgets.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently awarded the City a special Triple Crown medallion—Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, and the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award for the City's current budget cycle.

Click here for more information, and check out Moreno Valley's award-winning budget for yourself at moval.org/budget.
Sign Up for Open Play Sports at the
Conference and Recreation Center
Are you looking for a fun activity for both kids and adults? Check out the City's Open Play Sports program! Moreno Valley offers open play for kids and adults for basketball and volleyball at the Conference and Recreation Center (CRC).

Open play for basketball takes place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for adults aged 18 and over, and Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for kids 12-17.

Open play for volleyball runs every Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. for adults and every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for kids.

All you have to do is fill out a waiver and send it to sports@moval.org or bring it with you to the CRC. Prices vary per sport. Learn more at movalparks.org.
Hike to the Top of Hidden Springs Trail
The City's first Hike to the Top of 2022 will take place on Saturday, January 22, at 7:30 a.m.

This time, we will hike Hidden Springs Trail, a 4.8 mile, easygoing trail near Hidden Springs Elementary School at 9801 Hidden Springs Drive. Hikers will meet in the parking lot of Hidden Springs Elementary before setting out on a beautiful, brisk Moreno Valley morning hike.

To participate, download the hiking waiver for adults and kids and take it with you to your hike. And as always, bring plenty of water, appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and snacks. Happy hiking!
Pet of the Week: Rachel
Our Pet of the Week is Rachel, a three-year-old Terrier/Welsh Corgi mix. Rachel is incredibly sweet and isn’t afraid to show affection to anyone she meets. This little wirehaired dog can’t wait to find a forever home where she can live a happy and fun-filled life.

If you would like to make Rachel or any pet from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter part of your family, please contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit www.moval.org/pets.