A Message from the City Manager

Summer is here and the weather is heating up. This issue will share some safe summer fun for you and your family to enjoy in Temecula.  


Here at City Hall, the new Fiscal Year starts tomorrow, and all major funds are exceeding projections. Our local economy has rebounded better than expected. We estimate that revenues in the upcoming fiscal year will be $103 million, exceeding operating expenditures of approximately $92 million of which 57% is designated for Public Safety and remains our highest priority. The City continues to maintain primary and secondary reserve funds totaling nearly $23 million, or 25% of our annual operating costs which is prudent to do as a City for emergency planning.


As we progress through the pandemic recovery era, and in an effort to continue supporting our local economy especially in light of rising prices for gas, food, and housing, I'm proud to announce that, in a vote which won unanimous approval by the Temecula City Council, $2.2 million in City funding will be allocated to support eligible nonprofit charitable programs that benefit Temecula residents.  As stated best by Mayor Rahn in a related press release published by my office today, "Temecula is infusing an unprecedented amount into the community; it is the highest total sum ever made available by the City to nonprofit organizations during any year in Temecula's history -- and we'll do this two years in a row. These grants will come as a relief at a critical time now when inflationary concerns are an issue."


The City's annual nonprofit organization grant program entitled Community Service Funding has historically awarded up to $5,000 per nonprofit organization, for a total of $100,000 budgeted annually. This Fiscal Year, beginning July 1, 2022, and next Fiscal Year, beginning July 1, 2023, the program will be revitalized as Community Service Funding - Reinvestment in Temecula and the budgeted amount will be increased by $1 million to $1.1 million each year for a total of $2.2 million over two years. Eligible nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for a grant up to $50,000 each year to fund services or programs that serve Temecula residents. 

Grant funds are not anticipated to be used for large capital projects, such as building improvements, but rather to pay for expenses associated with charitable goods and services that specifically benefit those who live in Temecula. The program will be administered by my office and grant applications will be available July 1, 2022, 5pm, online at, and due on Monday, September 12, 2022. 

Have a great 4th of July weekend.

-Aaron Adams, City Manager

Despite the City’s 2.5% population decrease, the City is hiring five new sworn officers in 2022, plus the addition of one new Community Services Officer, and purchasing two new motorcycles. We now remain higher than our previous standard of one officer per 1,000 residents. Learn more about Temecula's public safety.


4th of July Parade

Monday, July 4, 2022, 10am

Old Town Temecula

The 4th of July Parade will be running arch to arch, South to North from 2nd street to Moreno Rd. For Parade line-up, parking details, and more CLICK HERE.

Road Closures on the 4th of July:

• Second Street, Stampede parking lot, Old Town Front Street from First Street heading north to Third Street will be closed from 6am-Noon

• Old Town Front Street will remain open to Third Street, with access from the north until 9am

• Old Town Front Street will be closed to all traffic from 9am-Noon

• Moreno Road will be closed from 10am-Noon

• Mercedes will be open for north bound traffic only from 9:45am-Noon


4th of July

Family Fun & Fireworks

Monday, July 4, 2022, 2pm

Ronald Reagan Sports Park

•Festivities start at 2pm, however the park opens at 6am

•Fireworks start at 9pm

•Food Vendors and Kids Fun Zone

•Arrive early for a parking spot

•Uber/Lyft Drop-Off and Pick-up Zone will be located at entrance off Margarita Road

•ATMs located in the Food Vendor area only

•Entertainment from 2pm-9pm on the main stage

•CRC Pool is open from 11am-3pm

•Entertainment is free excluding vendors

•No overnight camping allowed in the park

•More details can be found HERE. 

Summer Concert Series

June 16 - July 28, 2022, 7pm

Temecula Amphitheater

30875 Rancho Vista Road

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and dancing shoes!

Concert Schedule


Movie in the Park

Friday, July 22, 6:30pm

Disney’s Encanto

Sports Ranch at Sommers Bend

32101 North Sommers Bend Road

Join us for a movie under the stars! Activities begin at 6:30pm and the show starts at dusk. Find this activity and so much more in Temecula's 2022 Summer/Fall Guide to Leisure Activities.

Free Summer Youth Lunch Program 

The City of Temecula provides free lunches and enrichment activities to children and teens at the annual Summer Food Service Program. 

Lunches are served at the Michael ‘Mike’ Naggar Community Park, 29119 Margarita Road, every Tuesday-Thursday through August 4. Lunch hours are from 11am–Noon, or until meals are gone on a first come first serve basis. Anyone 18 years old and younger, or adult with disabilities may come to eat. There are no income requirements or registration. 

More information HERE

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Cool off at the Community Recreation Center Pool

30875 Rancho Vista Road

Temecula's CRC public pool at Ronald Reagan Sports Park is available for Temecula families to enjoy throughout the summer!

Open Swim hours:

Monday-Thursday: 12:30-3:30pm

Friday-Sunday: 1-5pm

4th of July: 11am-3pm

$1 Residents

$5 Nonresidents

Family Nights:

[Most] Friday Nights: 6-8pm

$1 Residents 

$2 Nonresidents

Special Needs Family Nights:

Join us for family nights exclusive to those who have special needs, and their family:

July 15 and August 19, 6-8pm

$1 Residents 

$2 Nonresidents

Always remember pool safety


Pickleball Courts

Do you like to play pickleball? Or maybe you've been wanting to try it.

City of Temecula pickleball courts are located at the following parks:

Michael "Mike" Naggar

Community Park 

29119 Margarita Road

Friendship Park

44900 Temecula Lane

They are both open Monday - Sunday 8am-10pm on a first come, first serve basis. 

Explore City Parks This Summer

Has your family visited all the parks that have been renovated? Summer is a great time to explore and experience Temecula's themed park settings. 

Rediscover your parks! To see what each one has to offer, watch park videos HERE


Participate in the Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival

Friday, Sept. 16th from 3-7pm

Saturday, Sept. 17th 10am-5pm

Applications to participate as a chalk artist are still available HERE

*(open until all space is filled.)

The two-day event will showcase various murals creating an asphalt gallery of chalk art. Meet chalk artists from all over Southern California.

Blood Drive

July 14, 10am-4pm

City of Temecula Conference Center

The City of Temecula has partnered with the American Red Cross to host this blood drive. Participants must make an appointment before donating. Click here to schedule your blood donation appointment today.

Leadership Academy

July 6-8, 13-15


TVE2 Building

43200 Business Park Dr.

This free six-day program is committed to providing high school students with life skills for transitioning to prosperous lives as adults. Activities focus on preparing for college and careers. Participants will learn to draft resumes, cover letters, and obtain letters of recommendation.  They will attend a FAFSA workshop, learn CPR, and more!

Youth Entrepreneurs

July 20-29

W-F, 9am-12:30pm

TVE2 Building

43200 Business Park Dr.

This free program is an opportunity for high school students to learn the process of starting, maintaining, and growing a small business.

Old Town Creek Walk - Now Open!

Temecula’s Multi-use Trails and Bikeways Master Plan is prioritizing trails within the City. Learn more about the Temecula Loop, which is a bike and trail system planned to take you around the City.  One important segment recently completed is the Old Town Creek Walk.  This trail will be enhanced with landscaping and lighting to serve as a new destination in Temecula's charming Old Town.  Grab your bike, skates or take a walk and enjoy!

Pizza Guys Now Open

This restaurant offers a selection of pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts and wings. They are located at 32389 Temecula Pkwy #130.

Skechers New Location

Skechers is planning to open a new location this summer at the Palm Plaza Shopping Center, 26415 Ynez Rd, in the former Pier One building. 

Sephora Opens Another Location

Check out Sephora's products at their newest Temecula location inside Kohl's Department Store on Temecula Parkway. Its 2,400 sq. ft. retail space offers a large variety of beauty products including makeup, skincare, and fragrances. 

Temecula Valley Hospital Recognized

Temecula Valley Hospital was named among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac surgery and a recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ according to the new ranking by Healthgrades.

Tacos & Beer is Open

The restaurant opened on Margarita Road near Promenade Temecula. They are known for their over-the-top dishes and over-sized, instagramable menu items. 

Coming this Fall 

Kennedy's Meat Company is planning to open this fall on Margarita Road, adjacent to Promenade Temecula. The shop will carry carne asada, pollo asado, Angus prime, Wagyu, and Kobe beef. They are also known for their marinades and jerky. 

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