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Fall means fun! Join us at Spooktacular on Saturday, October 22nd, at the RC Sports Center from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year, we are excited to add a few more activities for attendees to enjoy. Along with the FREE Trunk-or-Treat, Spooktacular will also feature a movie showing, fan-favorite, Hocus Pocus. In addition to these free elements, carnival games and attractions will also be available to those that purchase a wristband for $10. 

Wristbands are available for advance purchase at the RC Sports Center (8303 Rochester Ave.) or Central Park (11200 Base Line Rd.) during operating hours. 



The long awaited return of performances at the Lewis Family Playhouse is finally here and we're excited to welcome you back into your home for entertainment with our 15th season! With performances ranging from '80s popstar Debbie Gibson, and the Hispanic flair of Grupo Yndio & Los Muecas, to the electrifying and energizing beats of STOMP, to children's favorite Fairytales On Ice, there's something for everyone.

Be sure to check out our full season lineup online and don't forget to stop by the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office located in the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center (12505 Cultural Center Drive) or by calling the Box Office at 1-909-477-2752 to purchase your tickets! 

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A sincere thank you for staying with us through these past few years and allowing us to entertain you once again! #TheArtsLiveHere



Rancho Cucamonga Police Department is hosting its final Citizen’s Advisory Meeting for this year on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Central Park (11200 Base Line Road). Connect directly with representatives from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. This month will feature a presentation on Dispatch Services and the City's Community Improvement Division. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. 

Community members are encouraged to engage with law enforcement, share their concerns, learn, and ask questions. Other opportunities to connect with our Police Department are available throughout the year with annual events like open house and National Night Out, as well as outreach events like Coffee with a Cop. 


Agreement Clears Path for High-Speed Passenger Rail Service in the Inland Empire Connecting Rancho Cucamonga, the High Desert and Las Vegas

The City of Rancho Cucamonga City Council and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) Board of Directors have approved the first step of the sale of a five-acre portion of the jointly owned property at Cucamonga Station to Brightline West. The agreement clears the path for Brightline West to develop the property at the northwest corner of Milliken Avenue and Azusa Court, and build the first high-speed rail station in California connecting Rancho Cucamonga, the High Desert, and Las Vegas. Brightline is the only private provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity rail service in America. The company currently operates between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in Florida and is scheduled to complete construction to the Orlando International Airport by the end of 2022.

“The public-private partnership between Rancho Cucamonga, SBCTA, and Brightline West will help transform the region through an exciting multi-modal transportation hub in the heart of the Inland Empire,” said City of Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael. “Cucamonga Station aligns with our City’s quest to anticipate and embrace the future, relentlessly pursue improvement, and promote a safe and healthy community for all.”

Cucamonga Station will go through a transformation in the coming years, making it the region’s global connectivity point and destination location for everything California has to offer. Transportation modes at Cucamonga Station will provide service through high-speed rail, the Metrolink San Bernardino Line, and Omnitrans Bus Rapid Transit and local bus service, as well as serve carpool commuters. Plans are also moving forward for a sub-terranean loop to Ontario International Airport (ONT), led by SBCTA, where passengers will be transported in just a few minutes between Cucamonga Station and airport terminals. In anticipation of deploying this service, Omnitrans has already launched ONT Connect, a regular shuttle service from Cucamonga Station to the airport that operates daily every 35-60 minutes.

“This agreement is a culmination of several years of working together with our partners and is a key milestone to bring high-speed rail to the Inland Empire,” said John Gillison, City Manager for the City of Rancho Cucamonga. “Cucamonga Station will serve as a global connectivity anchor within the newly branded HART District.”

The Cucamonga Station will be strategically located within the HART District – a new transit-oriented, mixed-use, housing, retail and commercial district that elevates the area into a walkable, culture-rich experience. Located within the area of Haven Avenue, Arrow Route, Rochester Avenue and the Transit station in Rancho Cucamonga, it will serve as a crossroads of food, travel, culture and commerce. The HART District is poised to be the next key economic catalyst in the region. To learn more, go to www.TheHartDistrict.com. 



Planning your next trip out of town? Use ONT Connect (Route 380), to connect quickly with non-stop service between Ontario International Airport and Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station! ONT Connect helps take the stress out of travel by making it easier to park, rent a car and relax on your ride to the airport.

ONT Connect runs seven days a week, with shuttles departing hourly to time with Metrolink train arrivals. Fares are the same as our fixed route service and include one free transfer from Metrolink to ONT Connect with your Metrolink pass.

ONT Connect shuttles offer the same amenities as our large buses and can carry twelve passengers, two mobility devices, and two bicycles.

Omnitrans is your dependable and affordable service for travelers around the Inland Empire.



Looking for a place to host your next meeting or corporate event? Central Park, conveniently located on the northwest corner of Milliken Avenue and Base Line Road in Rancho Cucamonga, has everything you and your employees need to meet, collaborate, and plan your future. Upgraded audio-visual systems, rooms of all sizes, and pristine grounds for when you need to stretch your legs and get some sunshine are just a few of the amenities offered to help your business succeed. 

To inquire, call us at 1-909-477-2773 or email us at Event.Services@cityofrc.us Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 



The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library plans to resume additional in-person activities and events and would like to better understand your needs. Please take 10-15 minutes to share your input by completing this survey.



Calling all veterans and veteran families! Join us Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the next session in our Veterans Virtual Rally Wednesday series to learn more about military and veterans’ benefits.

Veterans Virtual Rally Point Wednesdays are designed to build community through conversations about resilience, perseverance, and wellness for veterans. Weekly workshops highlight various topics tailored to supporting veterans on their personal and professional paths toward self-development and growth.

Don't miss our upcoming workshops every Wednesday through November to learn about various topics tailored to supporting veterans on their personal and professional paths toward self-development and growth. To register, click the link below or scan the QR code.



Active Transportation Infrastructure Assessment and Improvement Plan

Rancho Cucamonga has prioritized a culture of health for its residents for the past 10 years through the creation of the Healthy RC Initiative. This not only includes access to healthy food, but also access to alternative modes of transportation to provide equitable ability to travel to and from school and places of interest, as well as to support an active lifestyle. The City has had a robust Safe Routes to School program in place for the past seven years, but it has not had the ability to complete a comprehensive inventory and assessment of infrastructure needs related specifically to improving travel routes to and from each of its 35 schools.  


To address this need, the City applied for and received a Sustainable Communities Grant from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to prepare a Healthy RC Active Transportation Infrastructure Assessment and Improvement Plan (Plan). The Plan will identify, assess and prioritize infrastructure improvements throughout the city’s neighborhoods designed to improve residents’ ability to walk, bike, and roll to schools, parks, shopping, and more. Infrastructure improvements included in he Plan will identify specific locations for infrastructure projects such as improved crosswalks, new sidewalks, additional bike lanes, incorporating the latest technology, and more.  


The project officially kicked off in August 2022 and will continue through early summer 2023. During this time, the City will work to meaningfully engage community members and schools in the process, and integrate their feedback and ideas into a plan that will provide safer streets and sidewalks for Rancho Cucamonga’s neighborhoods.   


Join us at one of these community workshops to share your thoughts and ideas:

Thursday, October 20th

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Central Park (Rancho Cucamonga Hall), 11200 Base Line Rd.

Tuesday, November 1st

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Archibald Library, 7368 Archibald Ave.

Thursday, November 3rd

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Paul A. Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Dr.

For more information, contact Engineering-info@CityofRC.us or call 1-909-774-4024.  

Learn more, by clicking the link below:



Join us at the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District’s Open House on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the All-Risk Training Center (11285 Jersey Blvd.), admission is FREE.

RCFD's Open House offers activities for the whole family including firefighter demonstrations, public safety vehicle displays, an opportunity to meet RCFD personnel, and ways to become #ReadyRC! For more information, visit RCFire.Org. 

Click the button below to reserve your tickets today!


Take Home COVID-19 test kits and vaccines are available at the RC Family Resource Center (9791 Arrow Route) Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PCR Tests are no longer available at this location. If you are in need of a PCR Test, visit http://sbcovid19.com/

Additional COVID-19 testing services are available at Rancho Cucamonga Terra Vista 6 Cinemas COVID-19 Testing Bus (10701 Town Center Drive), Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 can also receive COVID-19 therapeutics.  

Stay connected with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for general COVID-19 information, and details on testing or vaccination by visiting the County’s COVID-19 webpage.   

Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at 1-909-387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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