Margarita Community Park to be renamed after retiring Temecula councilman

The city of Temecula will rename the park adjacent to the Margarita Recreation Center after Temecula Councilman Mike Naggar, who will leave office in December. The city will also name a pool planned for the building that will replace the existing Margarita Recreation Center "Liam's Place" after the councilman's son, Liam Naggar. Valley News/Will Fritz file photo
The city of Temecula will rename a local park after retiring Councilman Mike Naggar.  The Temecula City Council, with Naggar recusing himself, voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 10, to rename Margarita Community Park, which contains the Margarita Recreation Center, as Michael “Mike” Naggar Community Park. The city will also rename the public pool planned for the Margarita Recreation Center as “Liam’s Place,” after Naggar’s son, Liam Naggar, “who has been the inspiration to councilmember Naggar’s strong advocacy in support of the special needs community,” according to a city staff report on the resolution to rename the park and pool. “After learning of Liam Naggar’s autism diagnosis in 2008, councilmember Naggar championed many inclusionary accomplishments in th
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