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County portion of Santa Ana River Trail receives $3.4 million in funding

SANTA ANA RIVER TRAILThe California Coastal Conservancy Board on Thursday approved $3.4 million for construction of a portion of the Santa Ana River Trail in San Bernardino County.

Once completed, the Santa Ana River Trail will be about 100 miles long and will connect the Inland Empire from the crest of the San Bernardino Mountains to the Pacific Ocean near Huntington Beach. Once complete, it will be one of the longest urban recreation river parkways in the United States.

The $3.4 million will be used for the construction of Phase 3 of the trail from Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino to California Street in Redlands. This trail segment consists of a paved bikeway – a shared use path that is physically separated from any street or highway and may be used by pedestrians, skaters, wheelchair users, and other non-motorized users.

The funding is part of the Proposition 84 bond that allotted $45 million to the Santa Ana River Trail, giving each county $10 million towards their segment of the trail. The California Coastal Conservancy Board is the administrator of these grant funds.

Once accepted by the Board of Supervisors, the County can begin working on construction documents, permits and then construction of the next 3.8 miles of the trail. After completion of Phase 3, there will still be 11 miles of the trail to compete which could take approximately four more years.

To view a map of the Phase 3 segment, click here.

Bugles, cannons and musket fire at Calico Civil War Days

CalicoLogoCalico Ghost Town will come alive with the sounds of bugles, and the thunder of cannon and musket fire. Come experience the history of the Civil War at Calico Ghost Town from February 14-16, 2015.

Calico Ghost Town, in partnership with the American Civil War Society, invites you to come and witness the Civil War come alive with historic presentations, troop inspections, artillery demonstrations, military battles, and much more! Battles will take place daily at 11:45 am and 2:30 pm. There will also be live music from Occasional Strings and other performers. Civil War themed crafts are also available for kids to enjoy. On Saturday only, there will be a Ladies Tea during the afternoon and Blue & Gray Cotillion in the evening, all are welcome to join.

Calico Ghost Town shops and attractions will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $6 for youth (6-15), and free for children 5 and under. For more information on the event or for camping reservations, please call 800-TO-CALICO or visit

For more information on the American Civil War Society visit

For more detailed information, click here for Saturday and Sunday’s events and click here for Monday’s events and more information about the Saturday dinner menu and all the weekend’s activities.

Want to fish but don’t know how? Regional Parks has workshops!

fishRegional Parks invites you to participate in their award winning and nationally recognized Fishing Workshops. Whether you are a first time fisherman or already know the sport but would like a few extra tips, this program is for you!

Participants begin the morning by traveling through stations lead by volunteer fishing specialists to learn the basic fundamentals of lake shore fishing. These stations include knot tying, casting, cleaning, cooking and more. Immediately following the educational stations participants can choose to partake in a two hour open fishing session where all tackle and equipment is provided.

Regional Parks offers two programs, our Junior Fishing Workshop for children ages 7 to 15 years old and our Adult Fishing Workshop for those participants 16 years of age or older.

Click here for details and an application for the Junior Fishing Workshop and the Adult Fishing Workshop.

Celebrate Halloween at the Spooktacular Food Truck Festival on Oct. 19

Food Truck_Flyer_OctThe San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department is excited to host their Spooktacular Food Truck Festival on Sunday, October 19, 2014  in celebration of Halloween and the arrival of fall.

The event will be held at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get your grub on with an array of trucks including the Piaggio Truck, Slammin’ Sliders, Me So Hungry, and more.

Participate in costume contests, and enjoy live entertainment from Jersey Jim’s Big Boo Halloween Magic show and the Tommy Gunn Dance Crew.

For more information, click here.

48th Annual Calico Days set for Sept. 27-28

HOTSHOT GUN SPINNERRegional Parks would like to invite you and your family to attend our 48th Annual Calico Days celebration and extravaganza in honor of Calico Ghost Town turning 48! There will be live music, activities for the kids, line dancing, an evening dance under the desert stars & more. Hope you can join us as we celebrate with a rootin’ tootin’ hollerin’ good time. Adults: $10 Youth 6-15: $5, 5 & under FREE. Camping still available.
For more information, click here.

Doggie Pool-ooza: End of summer fun for canines and humans

spaniel puppy ready for a bathAs the dog days of summer come to an end and the regular summer swim season closes, San Bernardino County Regional Parks hosts its Doggie Pool-ooza event at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario on Saturday, September 6th. During this annual event owners can bring their four legged pals, who have had to endure the summer in a fur coat, for one last dip in the cool pool.

The event is sponsored by the Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital, the VCA Central Animal Hospital, and Ontario Spay and Neuter, who will be providing discounted nail trimming for $5 and $15 micro-chipping. The event will also include vendor booths, Li ’l Dog Races and other contests, such as the K-9 Swimsuit Competition, Talent Show and Barking contest. There will be demonstrations on pet first-aid and a Humane Society workshop. Don’t miss the Disc Dogs Frisbee Show at 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

If you don’t already have a pet, there will be on-site adoption opportunities from Animals R First Fund, Grey Save, Rescue Works!, Upland Animal Services, and Hope to Home for Cats. There will be a food truck area for all human attendees, including the Baby’s Bad-Ass Burgers, the Bakery Truck, California Grill Truck, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, and the Rolling Sushi Truck. To cool the humans off, Snowie’s California will have their shaved ice on sale including a syrup station to put your own flavors on the icy treat.

Friends of Regional Parks will there be collecting slightly used/clean blankets, bags of dry dog food, and other dog supplies to be donated to local pet shelters. Each item donated will enter participants into a drawing for fabulous pet prizes.

Canine participants must be six-months-old, have a current license and proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and must be on a six-foot leash when not in the pool.

Entry fee is $5 per person and $1 per canine participant, parking is free with admission.  The event is on Saturday, September 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. The park is located at 800 North Archibald Avenue, Ontario, Ca 91764. For more information call the San Bernardino Regional Parks Department at (909) 387-2461. For more details, visit

Stomach grumbling? It’s time to eat at the Food Truck Festival on Aug. 17

Food Truck_FlyerSan Bernardino County Regional Parks Department is excited to host their summer time Food Truck Festival on Sunday, August 17th at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Get your grub on with an array of trucks including Fresh Street Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Devilicious Food Truck, Me So Hungry, the Rolling Sushi Van and more.

Also enjoy a Freestyle BMX show, Aloha Hula Dancers, live music and a fun zone for the kids and “kid at heart.”

For more information, click here.

Sign up now for the Friends of Regional Parks Golf Tournament

friends of parksThe Friends of Regional Parks (F.O.R. Parks) in association with County of San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, will host the 7th annual F.O.R. Parks Golf Tournament at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana on Friday, October 17, 2014. Early bird sign-ups conclude on Sept. 19th. Space is limited so act now.  Click here for more information.

Who is FOR Parks?
Friends of Regional Parks offer a variety of activities at several locations throughout San Bernardino County.  F.O.R. Parks is qualified as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting outdoor activities for the residents of San Bernardino County through donations of time, money and other resources.  Encouraging and supporting healthy outdoor activities to our communities is imperative to all our neighbors and especially our youth. For more information on becoming part of this wonderful organization please contact


Plan, prepare and participate! Be a survivor.

survivor expoLearn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters at the 2nd Annual San Bernardino County Survivor Expo at Glen Helen Regional Park, Saturday, June 7, 2014.

The event, co-sponsored by the County Office of Emergency Services and Regional Parks will feature emergency workshop presentations and activities for everyone – from tent camping demonstrations to emergency preparedness for your pets.

Attendees will also have a chance to get an up close look at the fire engines, police vehicles, and other rescue equipment that will be on display.  The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all attendees are eligible to receive a 50% off coupon for their next park visit plus 50% off for fishing.

For more information, click here.

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