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
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.
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.
- Planning: a Renovation Plan and Proposed Uses Report was created in March of 2016.
- The second plan check has been approved by the City of Eastvale and permits are available to be issued.
- The Request for Proposals is estimated to be released by May 10, 2018, with a mandatory pre-bid meeting scheduled on May 22, 2018. The bids are due to be received by May 31, 2018.
- The bid opening was held on June 28, 2018 with one bid received in the amount of $4,551,000.00. Due to the bid amount being double the estimated budget, staff is researching other ways to deliver the project, including in-house resources.
- This business plan outline consists of recommendations for the use of the property, a marketing plan, and its budget.
- Staff is researching options to deliver the project, including in-house resources.
- Home Exterior
- Home Interior
Desi House Update :
- Parks staff is working with the Engineering Department and Architerra Design Group to look at different approaches of how to put certain items of this project out to bid.
The park's restroom opened to the public on March 30, 2018 along with necessary access stairs and ramps.
Eastvale Community Park Rehab
- Rehabilitation of the turf at Eastvale Community Park began on Monday, June 25th, and will continue through July and August 2018.
- Past park rehab efforts have been successful as it allowed for maintenance staff to start the year’s rehab with healthy grass. This rehab will allow staff to focus more on problematic areas.
Eastvale Community Park Trail Completion & Driveway Widening
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.
Construction began on March 5, 2018, and now complete and open to the public for use