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The Hesperia Recreation & Park District is pleased to welcome Nicolas Chavez as the new General Manager. Prior to Nicolas’ arrival, he served as the Assistant General Manager at the Isla Vista Recreation & Park District located in Santa Barbara County.
He holds a political science degree from California State University, Los Angeles along with 15 years of experience in municipal parks. The District manages 15 parks and facilities, organizes community events, holds classes and activities for all ages, and much more.
Nicolas is known for his innovative events and programs, industry knowledge in aquatics and recreational sports, inclusion programs, and mentorship of employees and volunteers.
Nicolas is also an active member of the community. Over the last three years, he has served as a volunteer in the community with the Kiwanis Santa Barbara Chapter. He enjoys networking and implementing creative recreational practices. His mission is to shape a healthy community through people, parks, and programs that will benefit all community members for years to come.

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• Date of fishing report:  6/22/20                                    
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Mackerel, Garlic Nightcrawlers, Shrimp
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  6/8/20 - 6/22/20
• Weather conditions:  Warm days (approx. 81-93˚) and cool nights (approx. 49-58˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.                             
• Water Temperature: 75˚, Water Level: 100% normal, Clarity: Clear to about 4 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish:  Thursday, 6/18/20 (1,000 pounds)
• Next stock Catfish:  Thursday, 7/2/20 (1,000 pounds)
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-4 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  North Shore, Inlet, Drain, Stock Cove


Bruce Greer, from Palmdale, landed a solid 9lb catfish using Garlic Shrimp over on North Shore.

Blake McFann, from Perris, landed his limit of catfish using hotdogs at Catfish Cove.

Nick Berlanga, from Riverside, also landed his limit of catfish using hotdogs at Catfish Cove.

Anthony Carrillo, from Victorville, reeled in a beautiful 5lb catfish using nightcrawlers over in the Finger Cove.

Douglas Lewis, from Hesperia, caught himself a nice 5lb catfish using mackerel at Stock Cove.

Jesse Viveros from Victorville reeled in a 6lb catfish using shrimp at the Inlet.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951

Hesperia Lake Fishing Report 6-22-2020.pdf





March 20, 2020 Update, HRPD COVID-19 Press Release

Following the orders and guidance of state and county health officials, effective March 20, 2020, the District is suspending all programming and closing our facilities with the exception of District office administrative functions and Meals on Wheels at the Percy Bakker Community Center (meal pickup only). This includes ALL recreational programming and classes, events, facility rentals, Hesperia Lake Store (including fishing and camping), Open Gyms, Kids Kamp, and the After School Activities Program (ASAP).  Limited staff are available to answer questions and address concerns as needed; please call (760) 244-5488, contact us via the District website or via email. 

Outdoor parks will remain open for day use; social distancing practices are encouraged for all outdoor park visitors.  We recommend you take precautions if you choose to utilize outdoor play equipment to include the washing of hands and use of hand sanitizer before and after use.

We encourage anyone that may have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, either directly or indirectly through a member of your household, to seek the advice of a medical professional. 

These closures are in effect from now until further notice

This is a rapidly evolving and fluid situation; this information is subject to change.  Our most up to date information, as we receive it, is posted at and will also be communicated through normal methods such as email, phone calls, and social media posts. 

We understand these decisions may cause hardship for some; we appreciate your understanding as we strive to balance the needs of programming in our community with the health and safety of all who utilize our programs and facilities.

3-20-2020 Update HRPD COVID-19 Press Release.pdf