The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California owns land around Lake Skinner which is leased to the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District. The lease arrangement allows recreational activity on the land with the county park district having responsibility for operations and maintenance. The lease agreement was to have expired in 2030, but a Sept. 10 MWD board vote extended that lease through 2049.
The lease covers both the land including Lake Skinner itself, which is used for recreational boating, and land just east of the lake. The extension of the lease will allow the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District to obtain grants for capital improvements.
MWD originally acquired the property surrounding Lake Skinner for the construction of the reserv