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HESPERIA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
IMPROVEMENTS AND HAPPENINGS

There’s a LOT going on here at Hesperia Parks!  We’re happy to share that programs, classes, maintenance, and events are in full swing.  To name a few, we’ve re-opened our facilities for regular programming and rentals including:  Epicentre, Percy Bakker Community Center, Lime Street Park Community Center, Power Play Center, John Swisher Community Center, Timberlane Community Center, and the Rick Novack Community Center.

Community events are back!  The month of July featured Movies in the Park every weekend, and August showcased concerts every Friday night at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park.  Thank you to all who made it out, it was a blast!  You don’t want to miss this year’s Hesperia Days on September 18th and 19th, held throughout Hesperia.  Visit our website for the full line-up of activities to get involved in.  Also lined up is the Women and Kids Expo on September 25th, Hot Rod Halloween on October 30th, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2nd, all held at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park.

Contract Classes are up and running including a couple of new ones:  Acting/Improvisation and Roller Skating.  Summer Kids Kamp has wrapped up and the After School Activities Program is running at Hesperia elementary schools for school children in grades one through six.  Facility Rentals are once again available at all of our facilities for your next event.  We also have Field and Picnic Rentals.

Sports are also back!  Fall Flag Football and Fall Girls Volleyball leagues start in September.  Adult softball continues to be a community favorite with games and practices held at Lime Street Park and Hesperia Community Park.

HARD Foundation President, Griz Drylie, has been hard at work with the recently formed Hesperia Historical Preservation Committee.  Their monthly meetings are open to the public, where they discuss programs and activities revolving around Hesperia’s rich history, and fundraising efforts.

Our Park Ranger program has recently expanded with the new added Volunteer Park Rangers.  A full-time Park Ranger position was created to better protect and serve our community, parks, and facilities.

Hesperia Lake Park has a new sign with our updated logo featuring a catfish on one side and trout on the other.    Improvements have been made to the Hesperia Lake well that feeds the soccer fields and memorial trees (thank you for your patience through that process!).  We spread new road base to smooth the ingress and egress roads, and fishing and camping continues with biweekly stockings and tagged fish.

At Lime Street Park, we’ve given the program building a fresh coat of paint, repaired the turf, and reroofed all the dugouts.  Coming up:  keep your eye out for a new playground structure and a splash pad!  A brand new basketball hoop at Epicentre teen center has been installed, we repainted the interior, installed new column padding, and a new roof.  If you’ve visited Power Play Center lately to skate or take a class, you may have noticed repairs done to the parking lot.  Upcoming improvements for the interior are in planning stages.  The parking lot at the Park Center commercial property was also resealed and repainted.   Malibu Park got a fresh coat of paint on the fence, and the picnic shelter was re-stained.  Tree trimming was done at Lime Street Park, Live Oak Park, and Hesperia Lake Park to help preserve the health, safety, and beauty of the canopies. 

For more information, please visit our website at HesperiaParks.com and follow us on social media @HesperiaParks.

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 8/30/2021

• Date of fishing report: 8/30/21
• Dates covered on this fishing report: 8/23/21 – 8/30/21
• Report completed by: Anthony
• Best Bait: Mackerel, Shrimp, Nightcrawlers 
• Weather conditions: Hot days (approx. 90-108˚) and cool nights (approx. 73-81˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some windy days.
• Water Temperature: 71˚, Water Level: 100% normal, Clarity: Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
• Last stock - Catfish (1,000 LBS): Thursday, 8/19/21
• Next stock - Catfish (1,000 LBS): Thursday, 9/2/21
• Hatchery: Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size: Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-3 range.
• Top Spots of the Week: East Shore, Sandy Point, North Shore

 CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

The Jacques Family, with daughters Karina and Arianna, landed a nice 5-fish stringer using chicken with Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid over on Sandy Point.  Great job girls!

Erminio Padilla, Victorville, reeled in this beautiful 7.6LB cat using nightcrawlers with garlic marshmallows, also on Sandy Point.  Nice Catch! 

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951
www.HesperiaParks.com

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING

Hesperia Lake Park, located at 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road, offers day fishing all week. Sundays through Thursdays, fishing hours are 6:00 am until 6:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, fishing hours are 6:00 am until 8:00 pm.

Hesperia Lake is a pay to fish lake, with no state fishing license required.  Currently stocking 1,000 lbs. of catfish every other week through November.  Adults have a five fish per day limit for only $20.00, while children 10 years old and younger have a two fish per day limit for only $8.00, with a paid adult.  Hesperia Seniors and Military/Veterans receive a discounted rate of $17.00, with the same five fish limit.  Come join us for your next fishing trip!

For more information visit our website at HesperiaParks.com.

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 HESPERIA LAKE CAMPING

Looking for an escape this summer? Hesperia Lake is open for camping year round, with a variety of sites available to accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet in length and tent campers. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring, with electricity and water available at selected sites. Open spaces and cool clear air make a perfect setting for spending quality time with the family. Pricing is $40 per night, per site and Hesperia Residents/Military/Veterans discounted price is $35 per night, per site.

Please remember NO OHV allowed on property. Riding off-road vehicles is restricted within the City of Hesperia's city limits. City Ordinance Number 2004-21. Reservations are made over the phone and in-person.  Please call (760) 244-5951 to make yours today!

For more information visit our website at HesperiaParks.com.

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Hesperia Lake Park, located at 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road, offers a beautiful park with a playground for the kids, picnic tables, and lots of shade to enjoy on those hot summer days. Come down and spend the day with us in the park and enjoy the wild life. You can feed the geese and ducks; food is available to purchase in the Lake Store. Remember there is no swimming or wading in the stream, ponds, or lake!

Park hours are from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

For more information visit our website at HesperiaParks.com and follow us on Facebook@HesperiaLakePark.

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HESPERIA LAKE EQUESTRIAN

Hesperia Lake Park, located at 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road, offers equestrian camping and day use. Looking to get out for a day ride or an overnight trip with your faithful companion/s? We have 10 equestrian campsites with two corrals at each site for only $20.00 per night, per site. Day use is available on a first come first serve basis.

Come on down, check it out, and enjoy a nice ride!

For more information visit our website at HesperiaParks.com.

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HESPERIA DAYS 5K RUN/WALK/SKATE

The 2021 Hesperia Days Celebration is just around the corner! Join Hesperia Recreation and Park District on September 18, 2021, for a day of entertainment and fun.  To kick off the celebration, we will be holding our annual 5K Run/Walk/Skate, but we will be doing things a bit different this year.  There will be two start times, one competitive and one non-competitive. For runners wishing to compete for a medal, check-in time is 6:15 – 7:00 a.m.; your race start time will be 7:30 a.m., sharp!  Medals will be distributed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age/gender division.  On the other hand, walkers, skaters, and non-competitive runners, meet at the starting ine by 7:55 a.m.; your start time will be 8:00 a.m., sharp!  Shirts are available to purchase by the first 300 people who register for $5 a shirt.  T-shirts can be picked up the day of the race.

Start location is on the southeast corner of Main Street and ‘E’ Avenue.  

Please visit HesperiaParks.com or call (760) 244-5488 ext. 125 for more information.  

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Hot August Nights - Summer Concert Series:
Albert Miranda Projkt

Celebrate the last hot nights of the summer with free, family fun events hosted by Hesperia Recreation and Park District!  Hot August Nights - Summer Concert Series kicks off on August 6th, with the band, Albert Miranda Projkt at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, located at 15833 Smoke Tree Street.  While at this event, make sure to visit all the great vendors and stop by the Beer Garden, brought to you by the Rotary Club of the High Desert.  The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. but come early to save a seat!

To check out the band and the full line-up, please visit HesperiaParks.com.

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Hot August Nights - Summer Concert Series:
Manantial De Fuego

Celebrate the last hot nights of the summer with free, family fun events hosted by Hesperia Recreation and Park District! Hot August Nights - Summer Concert Series, night two, will be on August 13th, with the band, Manantial De Fuego at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, located at 15833 Smoke Tree Street.  While at this event, make sure to visit all the great vendors and stop by the Beer Garden, brought to you by the Rotary Club of the High Desert. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. but come early to save a seat!

To check out the band and the full line-up, please visit HesperiaParks.com.

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Hot August Nights - Summer Concert Series:
Aces and Eights

Celebrate the last hot nights of the summer with free, family events hosted by Hesperia Recreation and Park District! Hot August Nights – Summer Concert Series, night three, will be on August 20th,with the band, Aces & Eights at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, located at 15833 Smoke Tree Street.  While at this event, make sure to visit all the great vendors and stop by the Beer Garden, brought to you by the Rotary Club of the High Desert. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. but come early to save a seat!

To check out the band and the full line-up, please visit HesperiaParks.com.

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Hot August Nights - Summer Concert Series:
Theone's Well

Celebrate the last hot nights of the summer with free, family fun events hosted by Hesperia Recreation and Park District! Hot August Nights – Summer Concert Series, night four, will be on August 27th, with the band, Theone’s Well at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, located at 15833 Smoke Tree Street.  While at this event, make sure to visit all the great vendors and stop by the Beer Garden, brought to you by the Rotary Club of the High Desert. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. but come early to save a seat!

To check out the band and full line-up, please visit HesperiaParks.com.

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A.S.A.P. registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now OPEN!

A.S.A.P. is intended to provide a fun, safe, and wholesome environment for children during after school hours.  A.S.A.P. supplies Hesperia Unified School District 1st – 6th grade students with homework time, sports activities, arts and crafts, and organized indoor and outdoor games.  Enrollment is limited.  Pre- registration is required and children must be currently enrolled at the school where the program is offered.  A.S.A.P. operates only while school is in session.  Registration can be completed online at HesperiaParks.com.  For more information, please call (760) 244-5488.

A.S.A.P. is intended to provide a fun, safe, and wholesome environment for children during after school hours.  A.S.A.P. supplies Hesperia Unified School District 1st – 6th grade students with homework time, sports activities, arts and crafts, and organized indoor and outdoor games.  Enrollment is limited.  Pre- registration is required and children must be currently enrolled at the school where the program is offered.  A.S.A.P. operates only while school is in session.  Registration can be completed online at HesperiaParks.com.  For more information, please call (760) 244-5488.

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The Hesperia Recreation and Parks District is excited to remind everyone that Youth Sports are back and ready to pick up where we left off! Registration for our 2021 Fall Youth Flag Football and Girls Youth Volleyball leagues will close on July 25th. The Flag Football league is open for ages 5-14 and will be $70 for Hesperia residents. The Volleyball league is open for ages 9-17 and will be $72 for Hesperia residents. There are only a few days left to register your child for Fall Youth Sports! Don’t wait and sign your child up now!

Also, don’t forget that you can share your child's football and volleyball experience by becoming a volunteer for the team. Help is needed with coaching, assistant coaching, and other team needs. Click the volunteer box when you register your child!

For more information, please visit HesperiaParks.com!

For more information, please visit HesperiaParks.com!

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Celebrate National Park and Recreation month with Hesperia Recreation and Park District and T-Mobile with a free family fun event!  Join Hesperia Recreation and Park District for Movies in the Park presented by T-Mobile, on July 31st.  We will be showing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, located at 15833 Smoke Tree Street.  While at Movies in the Park visit T-Mobile’s booth by 9:30 p.m. to enter for a chance to win a T-Mobile JBL GO2 Ultra Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker! To learn more, ask the T-Mobile representative working at the booth.  No purchase necessary, open to US residents 18 or over.

To check movie rating and content, please visit www.imdb.com or www.kidsinmind.com.  The show starts at dusk but come early to save a seat and visit all of our vendors!

For more information please visit HesperiaParks.com!

For more information please visit HesperiaParks.com!

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Celebrate National Park and Recreation month with Hesperia Recreation and Park District and T-Mobile with a free family fun event!  Join Hesperia Recreation and Park District for Movies in the Park presented by T-Mobile, on July 24th.  We will be showing Wonder Woman: 1984 at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, located at 15833 Smoke Tree Street.  While at Movies in the Park visit T-Mobile’s booth by 9:30 p.m. to enter for a chance to win a T-Mobile JBL GO2 Ultra Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker!  To learn more, ask the T-Mobile representative working at the booth.  No purchase necessary, open to US residents 18 or over.

To check movie rating and content, please visit www.imdb.com or www.kidsinmind.com.  The show starts at dusk but come early to save a seat and visit all of our vendors!

For more information please visit HesperiaParks.com!

For more information please visit HesperiaParks.com!

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The music, the disco lights, the good vibes as you roll around the rink.  We’ve missed seeing your smiling faces go round and round the Power Play Center and IT’S BACK!  Friday, June 18, 2021, marks the reopening of the Hesperia’s place to be on Fridays and Saturdays, located at 10770 ‘I’ Avenue.  Bring your friends, your families, and a little courage if it’s been a while – you won’t be the only one.

Skate sessions are Fridays, 5:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 2:00-6:00 p.m. and 6:30-10:30 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person, and skate rentals are $3.00 per person. 

Have a birthday or team party to plan?  Try one of our affordable Party Rental packages ranging from the General Area, Small Room, and Large Room.  Private Parties are also available on Sundays or by request.

Pickleball is also back and running!  Come join the newest game craze on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Entrance is $5.00 per participant and can be paid online.  For ages 18 and older.

For more information, roll by our website at HesperiaParks.com/Power-Play-Center. 

For more information, roll by our website at HesperiaParks.com/Power-Play-Center. 

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Park Ranger?

Does protecting the parks while engaging with your community sound like an exciting career?  Kickstart your dreams in the Volunteer Park Ranger Program at the Hesperia Recreation and Park District, and gain valuable experience that will shine on any resume. 

Join the HRPD Park Rangers on ride-alongs throughout Hesperia’s parks, facilities, and special events.  Learn good judgement and respect, and build relationships with community members that foster a positive environment in the parks and facilities we share.

Please visit hesperiaparks.com/hrpd-volunteer-park-ranger-program to apply online.  We look forward to working with you!

Please visit hesperiaparks.com/hrpd-volunteer-park-ranger-program to apply online.  We look forward to working with you!

Volunteer Park Ranger Program Press Release.pdf

 

 

 

 

•  Dates Covered on this Fishing Report:  5/13/21 – 5/30/21
•  Report Completed by:  Anthony
•  Best Bait:  Chicken Liver, Shrimp, Garlic Mackerel 
•  Weather Conditions:  Warm Days (approx. 73-95˚) and Cool nights (approx. 52-62˚).  We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some windy and days.
•  Water Temperature:  67˚, Water Level:  100% normal, Clarity:  Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
•  Last stock - Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 5/27/21
•  Next stock - Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 6/10/21
•  Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
•  Average Size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-3 range.
•  Top Spots of the Week:  Sandy Point, Finger, North Shore

CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Steven & Patricia Kinsey, Rancho Cucamonga, landed a nice 6 fish stringer using chicken and strawberry Kool-Aid over on Sandy Point.

Purple Wendy strikes again!! - Catching 2 catfish using shrimp over off North Shore.

David Boe, Hesperia, reeled in this 3Lb. catfish using nightcrawlers on the North Shore.

Steven and Patricia Kinsey back again for a second time!!! They had an even better day with both limiting out this time, using the same chicken with strawberry Kool-Aid at Sandy Point.  Keep it up!

Brian Frandson, Apple Valley, makes his return to the report with another awesome day limiting out of catfish over by Catfish Cove using the M&M combo.  Great job Brian! (photo unavailable)

Frank Murillo, Victorville, landed his 5 fish limit of catfish using nightcrawlers. (photo unavailable)

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

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

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Notice is hereby given that the Hesperia Recreation and Park District (DISTRICT) Board of Directors invites residents within the DISTRICT to submit applications to fill one (1) vacancy on the Hesperia Area Recreation District Foundation (HARD) Board of Directors.  This would be a commitment to serve a two (2) year term as a Board Member on the HARD Foundation (at the discretion of the DISTRICT Board of Directors).

The HARD Foundation meets once every month, January through November.  The role of the HARD Foundation Board is to advise, assist, and represent the DISTRICT.  Service on the HARD Foundation Board is voluntary.

Individuals interested in serving on the HARD Foundation Board are required to submit an online application to be considered for selection.  Additional information and applications may be obtained and submitted via the District website, hesperiaparks.com.  Applications will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021.

Individuals interested in serving on the HARD Foundation Board are required to submit an online application to be considered for selection.  Additional information and applications may be obtained and submitted via the District website, hesperiaparks.com.  Applications will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021.

Individuals interested in serving on the HARD Foundation Board are required to submit an online application to be considered for selection.  Additional information and applications may be obtained and submitted via the District website, hesperiaparks.com.  Applications will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021.

 

 

 

• Date of Fishing Report:  5/13/21   
• Dates Covered on this Fishing Report:  5/6/21 – 5/13/21         
• Report Completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Mackerel, Shrimp, Nightcrawlers 
• Weather Conditions:  Warm Days (approx. 79-90˚) and Cool nights (approx. 59-61˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some windy and days.  
• Water Temperature:  65˚, Water Level:  100% normal, Clarity:  Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
• Last Stock - Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 5/13/21
• Next Stock - Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 5/27/21
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average Size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-3 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  Sandy Point, Finger, North Shore

CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Dominick Sullivan, Barstow, landed his limit of catfish using chicken breast with Strawberry Jell-O over at Sandy Point.  Great Day!

Noel Rubio, Victorville, also landed his limit of catfish using chicken breast with Strawberry Jell-O, also on Sandy Point.

Michael Gonzales, Apple Valley, landed a 3.5Lb catfish using garlic shrimp over by Grassy Bank.

Michael Gonzales, Apple Valley, landed a 3.5Lb catfish using garlic shrimp over by Grassy Bank.

Michael Gonzales, Apple Valley, landed a 3.5Lb catfish using garlic shrimp over by Grassy Bank.

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