Volume 70 | May 28 - May 31, 2018
Community Park Soccer Complex Grand Re-Opening
Residents are invited to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Community Park Soccer Complex following a $2.6 million investment by the City Council to renovate the complex with state-of-the-art soccer facilities for the more than 200,000 Moreno Valley residents and visiting athletes who compete at the regional venue each year.

Community Park Soccer Complex Grand Re-Opening

June 4, 2018
6 p.m.
Community Park
13380 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley

Refreshments will be provided.

The soccer complex renovation transformed all four fields with professional grade synthetic turf, replacing turf which has been in place for more than a decade. The new state-of-the-art turf features a cool fill rubber system to create a first class experience for competitors and spectators alike.

"The hundreds of thousands of soccer players and fans who choose Moreno Valley as their preferred venue will now be able to enjoy an enhanced athletic experience,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “The City Council’s investment is not just in soccer fields, it is an investment in our quality of life.”

Use of the soccer complex has dramatically increased since the original synthetic turf was installed in 2008. Synthetic turf fields offer numerous advantages over natural grass, including increasing the number of days the fields can be used since muddy conditions after rain are no longer a concern

This project achieves several priorities included in the City’s Momentum MoVal strategic plan, including creating a positive environment for the development of Moreno Valley’s future, promoting community pride, and ensuring that needed public facilities are constructed and maintained.
Think Together Afterschool Program Accepting 2018-19 Applications
Think Together is a FREE afterschool program offered to both elementary and middle schools in the Moreno Valley Unified School District and the Val Verde Unified School District.

All programs are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.

For the 2018-19 school year, we are showcasing our amazing middle school programs. Students receive daily homework assistance and ongoing academic support in STEM, math and ELA, along with sports programs and clubs, including robotics, cooking, gaming, visual and performing arts and so much more!

Students are offered leadership opportunities, helping to prepare them for college and careers.

Our sports and healthy living programs include daily practices and drills in sports such as flag football, volleyball, basketball and soccer. All of our sports activities include competing against other schools in tournaments and championships.

If you are interested in enrolling your children, please contact your school’s Site Coordinator or call our office directly at 951.571.9944.
Dozens Participate in Hike to the Top to Lake Perris
Dozens of community members and Parks and Community Services staff recently hiked the 7.4 mile round-trip to Lake Perris State Recreation Area as part of the City’s free Hike to the Top program.

Beginning at Ridge Crest Elementary School, hikers as young as four years old made the trek to the shores of Lake Perris.

The City of Moreno Valley offers several guided hikes at varying skill levels throughout the year.

Join us on the next hike to Hidden Springs in Box Springs Regional Park on September 29, 2018.
This hike is an easy 3.4 mile round-trip hike ideal for the entire family, including on-leash dogs. Hikers will meet at the parking lot of Hidden Springs Elementary School at 7:30 a.m. on September 29.

Medical support and refreshments are provided by Emergency Response Force (ERF) volunteers.

For more information please visit the City’s website
Used Oil Filter Exchange Event Helps Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful
Moreno Valley residents helped Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful by recycling nearly 100 used oil filters at a free filter exchange event on May 26.

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, located at 15105 Perris Boulevard, in Moreno Valley hosted the recycling event.

Residents were able to properly dispose of used oil and oil filters that would have potentially contaminated receiving waters if not recycled properly. In exchange, residents received up to two free oil filters.

The free used oil filter exchange event helps Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful by encouraging proper disposal of used oil and oil filters, diverting material from our landfills, and protecting the environment.

If you missed this event, there are still opportunities to properly dispose of your used oil and oil filters by dropping them off at your nearest Certified Collection Center. To find a Certified Collection Center near you please visit: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/resident_services/waste/hazardous-waste.shtml
For more information, please email MoValRecycles@moval.org or call 951.413.3109.
Students Donate to Moreno Valley Animal Shelter
Val Verde Elementary students Noah Stanley, Noah Brion, and Ayonna Bodzer selected the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter as the subject of a school project.

As part of their project, the students collected dog food, cat litter, towels, toys and dish soap to donate to the shelter. These items are used every day to help shelter staff keep the animals in their care happy and healthy.

Thank you for the generous donations - and good luck on your project!
Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.