23 March 2013

Chino Hills State Park To Be Open Every Day From 1 April

No kidding.  As reported in today's edition of The Champion, Chino Hills State Park will be open every day, starting on Monday, 1 April.  The park had been open Friday through Monday since fall 2011, but the savings from the closure allowed new rangers to be hired quicker than was anticipated before the conclusion of the fiscal year, so the new schedule came earlier.

However, park superintendent Kelly Elliot cautioned that the every day schedule is dependent on what happens with the 2013-14 budget year, which begins on the first of July. 

Park hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from April through September and then will go into winter hours from October to March from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Again, if budget conditions dictate, the schedule of days could change from every day to fewer days.

The paper also related that work on the Chino Hills entrance road, which is being paved from Sapphire Drive to the the campgroun facilities has been delayed because of a contractor change.  The $8 million project, funded by grants, had been slated to be finished within a year, but it appears the work will not be completed by August as planned.  Meantime, the Brea entrance off Carbon Canyon Road is the accessibility point for vehicles and the Yorba Linda entrance is also open.

At that location's Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center, the article concluded, there will be a presentation by Grace Clark, a volunteer naturalist, discussing mountain lions on Saturday, 6 April at 1:00 p.m.  Information on that event can be found by calling (951) 780-6222.

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