Beleaguered water park plan resurfaces in fourth bid to build Temecula project

A development company has formally launched its fourth bid to build a water park in Temecula.

Temecula council members warily joined the process on July 8. They agreed to give the Redondo Beach firm exclusive rights to negotiate the possible purchase of a city site that the water park developers have been eyeing since 2009.

A brief report by city staff was followed by a flurry of questions and statements from council members who may have been gripped by a sense of d

5 Responses to "Beleaguered water park plan resurfaces in fourth bid to build Temecula project"

  1. Watered Down News   July 19, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    “The Council wants a water park,” said Naggar.

    The king of Temecula has spoken. A developer will develop and we’ll all pay more for water because developers must profit. Essential infrastructure like sidewalks aren’t even an afterthought 25 years after incorporation, but that’s not newsworthy. The king decides what gets printed and local journalists are his court jesters. RIP Fourth Estate. Not that this comment will get posted.

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  2. Reality Checker   July 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    A little bit of water and whatever little bit of rate increases that will happen anyway is the best spent money if you consider it keeps the kids doing something besides carousing, burgling, street racing, sex, and drugs. Keep them off the streets in the summer. It’s the best insurance against kids doing crime. Money well spent. Think about it that way. Give the kids something fun to do, with their friends and an adult or two around and they won’t sit around getting into trouble as much. Keep kids busy, involved, part of society, well supervised and the chance of them getting into trouble go wayyyy down.

  3. WhatTheDeuce   July 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    So, the King has proclaimed that "the council" wants a waterpark? Uh, no. How about the King himself NEEDS to get it approved because he promised his developer buddy that it WOULD be built. Doesn’t anybody remember the "deal at the golf course" he made? I guess not. Anywho, I thought the state was in a drought? We can’t water our lawns so how is a water park supposed to get approved?

  4. @watered down news   July 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I think you spend way too much time on pointless things. With all going wrong in the world you really want to act as though this city has a giant conspiracy. Even if it is true it does not compare in the slightest bit to other cities. Honestly I love the idea, whether or not it was made on the side. We have a great police force, plenty of safe and fun activities, and our side walks are holding up great. One very happy citizen thats lived here for over 15 years. The drought is an interesting one considering they want to limit us but protect the environment more. The drought will end, this will provide more incomefor the city, and the moon will not fall.

  5. halfthesky   September 14, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Are you kidding? Just the TRAFFIC mess alone is enough to quash this horrible, politically sponsored Water Park. Really. Stop this nonsense. Have you ever tried to exit from Winchester off ramp any time? This is where the thousands of ‘visitors’ and ‘residents’ will have to navigate to access the water park. AND all the jobs……pleeeease! The park will only hire low paying part time employees and the real jobs will go to their ‘own’

    Traffic, waste of water and needs of the politicians are the only reason. STOP the MADNESS


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