Special programs are not part of the Parks &
Recreation regularly-scheduled classes and programs. Some
programs, like the Lawn Bowling Club or the Riverside Live Steamers
are offered by individuals or volunteer organizations and are
not Parks & Recreation programs although they take place in City
Skateboard Facility at Hunt Park
Fall hours: Daily – 8 a.m. – 8
Skaters of all ages can now enjoy this non-supervised all-concrete skateboard
facility that includes the jumps, ramps, bowls, and curves for practicing all
the latest moves! ALL SKATERS MUST WEAR PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT (Helmets, elbow
pads, and knee pads). For additional information, please call Hunt Park at
Skateboard Facility at Bobby Bonds Park
This above ground modular skateboard facility features a
handicapped observation ramp, a pyramid/grind combo, a “fun
box,” double rails, and single rails. ALL SKATERS MUST
WEAR PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT (Helmets, elbow pads, and knee
pads). For additional information, please call Bobby
Bonds Park at 826-5746.
Bowlers meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m.
and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
This Riverside tradition has been around since
1926 and is great for all ages. The Riverside Lawn Bowling Club
provides free instruction and bowls for beginners. Come to the
Lawn Bowling Greens at Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd, near
the Market Street (locomotive) entrance.
This unique sport is played with a bowl,
or ball, which is not uniformly shaped. The bowl curves when
rolled because one side is flattened. Concentration is necessary
to develop the skill that sends each bowl on an accurate, curved
path toward the target. For more information, please call the
Riverside Lawn Bowling Club at 780-7273.
Riverside Live Steamers (RLS) - The 100% Steam Only Club
Train rides for the public are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
This club was formed in 1966 to perpetuate the
enjoyment of steam power in a rapidly “dieselized” world.
Since that beginning, the Riverside Live Steamers (RLS) has operated
passenger hauling trains, all steam powered, twice a month, weather
RLS offers free rides for all on the second and
fourth Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1496
Iowa St. RLS usually hauls 600 to 900 passengers per run day.
Visitors are welcome in the steaming area before and after the
run hours. Members are also available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
to answer your questions.
The Adopt-A-Street Program is co-sponsored by
the City of Riverside, Public Works Department and Keep Riverside
Clean and Beautiful (KRCB). The program offers individuals, groups,
and businesses the opportunity to help support the City’s
efforts to provide cleaner communities by selecting streets to
beautify and maintain. For more information on how you can adopt
a street, please call KRCB at 683-7100.
Attention teachers, scout leaders, and parents! The
Park Rangers can work with you to customize group hikes on the
footpaths along the Santa Ana River Bottom, at Sycamore Canyon
Park, Fairmount Park, and Mt. Rubidoux. Learn about the plant
and animal life in these unique areas of our City. Reservations
are now being accepted. In addition, school and service organization
presentations are now being reserved at the main Park & Recreation
Department Office. Demonstrations, park Safety, care of parks,
and general park use are the main topics of discussion, along
with plant and animal life in the area.
Become a sponsor! The Adopt-a-Park program
is designed to assist in the beautification of city parks and
trails. For more details about this program, please call 826-6126,
between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.