Wildomar makes plans for fun in the sun this summer

The city of Wildomar kicked off the summer season with two events earlier in June – a Little League regional tournament and a “Concert in the Park,” both June 3.

Next up is the city’s Campout in the Park is scheduled for June 24-25 at Marna O’Brien Park.

“That’s something we started about three years ago,” Wildomar City Manager Gary Nordquist said. “It’s pretty cool. You know, when you were a kid you always wanted to spend the night in the backyard, and mom would never let you. This is a supervised function where mom will let you spend the night out in the park.”

A section of Marna O’Brien Park will be cordoned off for the event. Participants will get to enjoy some s’mores and a movie before going to sleep under the stars. The city won’t be providing any tents, however, so residents will have to bring their own.

The city will have live entertainment, vendors, food and children’s activities for its birthday event on Saturday, July 15th, at Marna O’Brien Park.

The city celebrates its ninth year of cityhood July 1.

Wildomar will be putting some planning into its 10th anniversary in 2018, Nordquist said, though there are not yet any specific plans.

“We’re looking for suggestions,” he said. “If (anyone has) got any ideas, we’re always entertaining that.”

The city will also be hosting a Movie in the Park July 22, then a drive-in movie on a hill near the cemetery Saturday, Aug. 5.

“With cars, like the old days,” Nordquist said. “(Participants) can park in the Little League Baseball field parking lot and we will use an inflatable screen to put that up on the hill.”

It’s something he hopes will be enjoyable for children in the city.

“A lot of the kids have never been to a drive-in before,” he said.

One Response to "Wildomar makes plans for fun in the sun this summer"

  1. Kenneth Mayes   June 19, 2017 at 9:44 am

    One has to laugh at this joke of a town. July 1st, the city’s birthday happens to fall on a Saturday this year but no city official can bother to be in town to celebrate the city birthday. (If you look at the city calendar it shows an event for that day). Instead the city has moved its celebration to the 15th (this according to the separate Parks Website). At this event the city will spend a couple of thousand dollars to entertain the same 200 people that show up at every event, only because they are facebook friends with council members. There will be no posters posted at the two operational parks, of three, in this town. The city manager in this article claims the city is doing nothing, has he looked at his own websites. People that live 2 blocks away from the premier park, Marna O’Brien, will know nothing about any event because the Standing Committee for Parks and Recreation can’t be bothered to get the word out to everyone.

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