For the purposes of funding and planning, projects are divided into two areas: Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Projects/Programs. CIP are strategically designed to address important community needs and are typically completed over more than one year due to size and/or cost of the project. Most projects are smaller in both scope and cost and can be completed within one year. 

Current Parks and Recreation Projects

Desi House

In November of 2015, Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) purchased the 4,250-square foot Desi Arnaz house. Previously located in Corona, the house was once the centerpiece of Arnaz’s Corona thoroughbred ranch where he lived after his marriage to Lucille Ball ended in 1960. The home was designed by Mr. Arnaz to resemble his childhood home in Cuba. JCSD purchased the house and relocated it to a 14-acre parcel near the Santa Ana River. Eventual plans are to showcase the architecture and gardens as well as highlight its history.

Project Overview

The project’s stated mission is to “provide a unique space to host friends, family and business as Desi did”. To achieve these goals the project will be completed in several phases.  

As of late November 2017, plans are being finalized for submittal to the city of Eastvale for plan check. 

Phase I

  • Planning: a Renovation Plan and Proposed Uses Report was created in March of 2016.
    • This business plan outline consists of recommendations for the use of the property, a marketing plan, and its budget.

      Phase II

    • Approval Process: Phase II involves JCSD’s Board of Directors approving the business plan for work to continue; as this has not been done yet, work has not commenced.

Future Phases

  • Home Exterior
  • Gardens
  • Home Interior
  • Marketing

Riverwalk Park
The Board of Directors approved the contract on November 13, 2017, to replace the previous restroom facility at the park.  

Eastvale Community Park

  • Phase I - Driveway Expansion
    Due to resident feedback, the exit driveway will be expanded with an additional lane. The addition of the new lane will bring the total to three exit lanes out of the park. 
  • Phase II - Trail Connection - Santa Ana River Trail (SART)

    JCSD manages the Eastvale Trail which is a small portion of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) and parkway project.  The SART is designed to extend from the Pacific Ocean to the crest of the San Bernardino Mountains and, at build out, will total over 110 miles in length.