Valley-Wide Recreation & Park District (Valley-Wide) oversees 22 parks within Menifee city limits and had been providing parks and landscape maintenance services east of Interstate 215 within Menifee prior to the City of Menifee’s incorporation. Both the City and Valley-Wide are public agencies who received special tax district revenues from residents’ property tax assessments to maintain and operate their respective facilities.
Since its incorporation, the City of Menifee has placed a high value on local control, including overseeing the operation of Menifee public parks. As such, the City has sought to make all public parks in Menifee City-run. The City embarked on this process to provide improved services at lower costs, with local oversight. Detailed below is an abbreviated timeline of City efforts to maintain and operate all parks and facilities within city limits.