Huge crowd attends Jim Venable Exchange Club Park opening in Valle Vista Jan. 11

Jim Venable Exchange Club Park, operated by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District, is now open to the public at Fairview and Mayberry avenues in Valle Vista. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
A huge crowd gathered for the opening of the long-awaited Jim Venable Exchange Club Park in Valle Vista, Saturday, Jan. 11, at the corner of Fairview and Mayberry avenues. Hosting the event were members of the Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation, the Valley-Wide Board of Directors and the Exchange Club of the Hemet San Jacinto Valley who offered a day of fun with a children’s carnival, free food, bounce houses, flying discs and entertainment following the official ribbon-cutting. The 8 1/2-acre park now open to the public after nearly a year of construction includes four pickleball courts; two enclosed tennis courts, two basketball half-courts; eight exercise stations, five horseshoe courts, two covered gazebos, children’s swings, younger and older children’s playground equipment
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