LA QUINTA — Riverside County will honor the service of veterans and service members with free entry into the Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park during Memorial Day weekend (Saturday-Monday), Supervisor V. Manuel Perez has announced.
The county park is open from 6 a.m. to sunset, and is located at 58-075 Jefferson Street in La Quinta. The phone number for more information is 951-564-4712.
The free entry is part of the renaming of Lake Cahuilla Regional Park to Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park, which Supervisor Perez initiated in August 2017. The policy also waives admission fees to the park for veterans and service members every Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
“I’m very proud Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is the first park in the county park system in honor of veterans,” Supervisor Perez said in a prepared statement. “We thank and honor everyone who has served our country, and welcome them to enjoy this beautiful and special jewel on Memorial Day weekend.”
Free admission is open to active duty military personnel and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard and federal and state reservists. To qualify, veterans need to present valid proof of military service.
Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is operated by the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District via a lease with the Coachella Valley Water District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The park features flags of each military branch, dedication plaques, lighting and landscaping pathways. A new monument sign signifying the name change was recently installed at the entrance of the park. More signs are coming.
Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
- Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park Monument sign: Supervisor V. Manuel Perez