An email sent to the City of Wildomar on Monday morning details the condition of our parks as they were on a beautiful Sunday morning. This email was sent to the City Manager, Gary Nordquist, Councilman Ben Benoit, 1st Distric, Councilman Dustin Nigg, 2nd Distrct, Councilman Timothy Walker, 3rd District, Councilwoman Bridgette Moore, 4th District, Councilwoman Marsha Swanson, 5th District.
It was also sent to the members of the Measure Z Oversight Advisory Committee members, Sheila Urlaub, Doug Ames, Scott Rux, Shelley Hitchcock and Steve Regalado. Three of those emails were returned as undeliverable. A look at the City of wildomar parks website shows it has not been updated in at least 9 months.
The following conditions were noted during a walk thru of the parks on Sunday morning March 18, 2018
The restroom facility was filthy
The gate on the southwest corner was broken
The fence on the northwest corner has been cut allowing access to the Creek Garden area
The electrical box on the west fence, near the Creek Garden is bent and has been for months.
Marna O’Brien Park
Automobiles have been driven on the fields during the evening, park cameras should be used to identify the culprits. This city has on two occasions gotten quotes for gates to secure the parking lot at night, these parking lot gates should be installed.
The restroom plumbing is still taped together, and has been for months, resulting in an unsightly appearance.
The drinking fountain, installed as a scout project, does not work and hasn’t in over a month
The “Freedom Swing” is still locked, even after the city spent $31,000 to re-install it 2 years ago.
Regency Heritage Park
Two swings remain missing, the two that remain still have no safety harnesses. In a city with a total of 7 swings to have 5 out of commission is unconscionable.
The drainage for the tot lot still has not been fixed.
Anchor supports for the chain ladder nearest the ADA ramp are exposed creating a safety hazard.
Basketball hoop still bent, has been since April 2014, nets in disrepair.
BBQ missing, has been since April 2014
New plants in area with broken sprinkler
For this the residents of this town more than $350,000 to maintain our parks in this condition.