The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move ahead with $650,000 in improvements to a popular water feature at a Riverside County park.
The board, without comment, authorized staff to advertise the Rancho Jurupa Park Project for prospective contractors to submit bids.
The Regional Park & Open Space District is seeking to expand and upgrade the Jurupa Valley park’s “splash pad” and make related modifications that enhance the facility as a whole.
According to the agency, the pad has been in high demand since it opened in 2010, and the wear and tear are manifest.
“It is often at capacity, and the area is currently too small, lacking in shade, and due to heavy use, the surface area around the splash pad equipment needs to be repaired, along with surrounding amenities,” Regional Park & Open Space District Director Scott Bangle said in documents posted to the board’s policy agenda.
According to the county, a professional services firm hired earlier this year determined that the splash pad, which includes children’s play devices and in-ground fountains, needs to be re-surfaced, with additional water reclamation drains, better landscaping and other renovations.
“The expansion improvements … will provide park patrons and the community with a more functional and safe place to enjoy for many years to come,” according to Regional Park & Open Space District statement.
The changes will further entail making the campground’s day use area compliant with federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.