CITY OF MURRIETA
MEETING OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022
6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
MURRIETA CITY HALL
1 TOWN SQUARE
MURRIETA, CA 92562
1. CALL TO ORDER – (Chairperson)
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
Akers, Collopy, Ferrari, Parker, and Chair Hunneman
*Youth Advisory Committee Member, non-voting – Addiya Qadri
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA – (Commission)
5. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – (Commission)
From the meeting of February 3, 2022
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS – (Chairperson)
At this time, any person may address the Commission on any subject pertaining to Commission business, which does not relate to any item listed on tonight's agenda. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes on any single item.
7. NEW BUSINESS
- Reorganization of the Board
- Youth Advisory Committee Report – Addiya Qadri
- California Oaks Sports Park Pool Discussion
8. CONTINUED BUSINESS
- Town Square Park Amphitheater Use Follow up Discussion
- Parks, Projects, and Maintenance Report
- Recreation Activities and Events
9. INFORMATION ITEMS
- The City’s Alternative Recreation Program offers activities for special needs adults 18 years and older, the purpose of which is to promote social skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, creative expression, and special friendships. Four-leaf clovers and rhymes will be the themes for March as the CSD hosts two events: All things green will be celebrated with a St. Patrick’s Shake your Shamrock event on March 11 and as a bonus a second event recognizing Dr. Seuss’s birthday will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost for participants is $2 at each event with guardians and caregivers free. This program takes place in the multipurpose room at the Community Center located at 41810 Juniper Street.
- Staff is working toward offering a second COVID memorial event where the public is invited. Additional information to follow as it becomes available, but the date may be fixed so far on Sunday, March 13.
- The City’s Youth Advisory Committee (“YAC”) will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed Youth Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, March 18 at the Youth Center beginning at 4 p.m. This FREE event is open to 6th through 9th grade students and will include snacks, music, a photo booth, and a “green machine” challenge.
- Staff has received a request from the local VFW for an event honoring Vietnam veterans. Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day is Tuesday, March 29; however, the VFW would like the event to take place on the Saturday before on March 26 at the Vietnam memorial wall at Town Square Park. The observance event will include speakers and the singing of the National Anthem. It will be a low-key event lasting only an hour or so.
- The Tour de Murrieta bike race will take place this year on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Each day hosts a challenging type of race. The ever-popular, fast-paced, one-mile Grand Prix will take place on Saturday, April 2. The first of several race categories on Saturday is expected to begin at 7:30 a.m. The start/finish line is on Juniper Street in front of the Senior Center. The 3.5-mile Circuit Race will take place Sunday, April 3 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude around 4:30 p.m. This will be the Tour de Murrieta’s 17th anniversary. Additional information about this event can be found on their website here: Official Site • Tour de Murrieta
- The Library Community Plant Exchange event will take place on Memorial Way in between the Library building and Town Square Park on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. A key is to be given to the Library event organizer so they can open the Memorial Way gates to allow load-in/set up and breakdown.
- This year’s Spring Eggstravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Town Square Park. There will be six egg hunt categories broken down by ages. There will also be an under 2-year-old and special needs areas cordoned off. Over 10,000 eggs are to be hunted and there will be lots of fun activities for the kids as well as an opportunity for pictures with the bunny. In addition to the egg hunting, families can review class information and ask questions of various instructors at The Rec Expo, which is to take place at the same time. The Recreation Expo showcases the talents of our recreation class instructors and allows residents the opportunity to ask questions. The CSD has about ten recreation class instructors participating and ten vendors for the event.
- Murrieta Fire & Rescue will host its 75th annual Firefighter’s Barbeque on Saturday, April 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Square Park.
Adjourn to the next Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA
The City of Murrieta intends to Comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with special needs should call Human Resources at (951) 461-6432 at least 72 hours in advance.
Any writing or documents provided to a majority of this Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at 1 Town Square, Murrieta, California during normal business hours.
You can find the March 3, 2022 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting agenda packet by clicking on the following link: https://www.murrietaca.gov/AgendaCenter/Parks-Recreation-Commission-4