Lake Elsinore opens ‘Dream Extreme Neighborhood Center’

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Lake Elsinore Mayor Pro Tem Bob Magee welcomes guests to the opening of the new Dream Extreme Neighborhood Center, Feb. 24. The Neighborhood Center is on the site of the city’s former courthouse, and it features a teen hangout room, multipurpose room and preschool. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

Lake Elsinore continued on its path to dream extreme with the Monday, Feb. 24, grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newest neighborhood center.

Lake Elsinore City Council representatives, surrounded by community members and area dignitaries, cut the ribbon signifying the official opening of the Lake Elsinore Dream Extreme Neighborhood center at 117 S. Langstaff St. in the city’s former courthouse known as the Old Sheriff’s Station.

The 5,000-square-foot facility, deeded to the city in 2016 by Riverside County, features a multipurpose room and the city’s first ever “Teen Room” equipped with big screen television and games giving teens a place to socialize and hang out together.

The Dream Extreme Neighborhood Center is open daily for a variety of recreation classes including dance, tiny tots, early education and fitness and is available to rent for receptions, birthday parties and meetings.

The city utilized a Community Development Block Grant for the renovation of the project.

The Dream Extreme Neighborhood Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays by reservation only.

The Teen Room hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 2-7 p.m. and from 1-7 p.m. on Lake Elsinore Unified School District early release days.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (951) 245-0442 or visit www.lake-elsinore.org.

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.