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PARKLAND OR COMMUNITY SERVICE AREA

Measure Z Fund or General Fund

Drainage Easement leading into Regency Heritage Park from Trailwood Ct.

Drainage Easement leading into Regency Heritage Park from Trailwood Ct.


This drainage easement which was cleaned out once by the City of Wildomar Public Works Department thru its contract with PV Maintenance, Inc., the company that maintains Wildomar’s streets, sidewalks, storm drains, street lights, and once by Inland Empire Landscaping the company the is contracted to maintain Wildomar’s 3 parks.

Regency Heritage Park ends at the block wall.

Regency Heritage Park ends at the block wall.

In the first years expenditures this channel appears to have been billed to Measure Z Funds with a check made out to PV Maintenance for $4,847.88 this amount include the scraping of channel removing trees, muck, weeds and trash along with scraping off the dog park area.

Tract Map clearly shows drainage channel outside of park.

Tract Map clearly shows drainage channel outside of park.


This channel is approximately 190 feet in length of which only 40 feet is on the property of Regency Heritage Park, the balance of 150 feet rightly belongs to CSA 142 but this is only a lighting district with no provision to pay for drainage and cost should come from the general fund. The area that is parkland, the access road from Autumn Oak Pl, has never been cleaned as this would require the removal of storm drain covers.
This is not parkland

This is not parkland


Another view outside the park

Another view outside the park


Storm drain on Autumn Oak Pl. Measure Z funds or ?

Storm drain on Autumn Oak Pl. Measure Z funds or ?

HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

While researching for information on the Tot-Lots I visited Perret Park in Lakeland Village.
Perret Park was rebuilt by the County of Riverside at the same time as Regency-Heritage Park and Windsong Park using the same design engineer and contractor therefore the design of the facility and the materials in the Tot-Lots would be the same age.
I was hoping to take pictures showing how a properly maintained Tot-Lot should look like

This facility is in my opinion seriously low on surfacing material.

This facility is in my opinion seriously low on surfacing material.


Low and behold what I found was the same conditions that I found in Wildomar’s three Tot-Lots, a serious shortage of surfacing material (wood chips),
Same decals as present in Wildomar signifying the low limit of surfacing material.

Same decals as present in Wildomar signifying the low limit of surfacing material.


exposed hazards, uneven surface material under swings, slides, etc.
Look familiar, another exposed hose clamp waiting for a toe.

Look familiar, another exposed hose clamp waiting for a toe.


Sent an e-mail to Supervisor Kevin Jeffries office on July 29th and received a response the next day July 30th from both his chief of staff Mr. Jeff Greene and his representative for the Lakeland Village area Kristen Huyck.
Both assured me that the situation would be looked into immediately. It was, I received an e-mail on July 31st from the Parks Director for Riverside County, Mr. Scott Bangle, who assured me the County of Riverside takes the safety of children seriously and the matter would be dealt with immediately.
On August 1st I received an e-mail from Mr. William Cloake IV who is Superintendent of Community Parks for Riverside County informing me that an audit by a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) would be conducted early next week at Perret Park to determine the exact condition of the Tot-Lot and any deficiencies would be corrected mosh skosh.
Within 4 days the County made the decision to have the park audited by a CPSI, I asked and received permission to be present when this audit is conducted and will let everyone know the outcome.
The City of Wildomar in 5 days has done to my knowledge, NOTHING.
I received two e-mail responses to my letter to the council, one thanking me for the information and one stating the my e-mail would be forwarded to the City Manager and the “Parks Manager”
Parks Manager is kind of a joke, what we have is a full time cemetery employee that masquerades as a parks employee whenever he is not too busy at the cemetery as so ordered by the city manager.
Funny part about the whole thing is I live in Wildomar not Lakeland Village. The County of Riverside despite all its faults is currently listening to its citizens.