Sunnymead Park is a 16-acre park located in the middle of Moreno Valley in Southern California. Not only are there 4 baseball fields, there are 2 fantastic playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a snack bar, walking trails, and much more. Follow along as we cover all of these amenities!
The video above by Mario Vega shows one of the baseball fields. Give it a watch!
There are four places to park. If you want to go to one of the ballfields, then the parking lots are the spots to go. One lot is off of Perris Boulevard and Fir Avenue and has over 100 spaces, 6 of which are handicapped-only. Off of Fir Avenue is a parking lot with a few dozen spaces and a couple of handicapped spots. Behind the shopping center (at the intersection of Sunnymead Boulevard and Perris Boulevard), there are a few dozen spots. If you want to go to the playground, there is a little bit of street parking on Webster Avenue.
We’ll start off by talking about the four ballfields, which are used for both baseball and softball. 3 of the fields are 280 feet long from home plate to the center of the outfield fence; the other is 360 feet long (this one is the closest to the parking lot). Each one is set with an LED scoreboard, stadium lights for games after the sun sets, and some nice grass.
Furthermore, each dugout has benches and a shade cover. For the spectators or parents, there are 10 or 15 rows of bleachers. Yes, there is a shade cover there, too. If you want to be less cramped, there is some room to set up your own chairs. Vista Lomas Park doesn’t even have any bleachers. The walkways have so many bushes and trees!
In between all of the fields is a snack bar. Unlike Bethune Park and Lasselle Sports Park, the snack bar is open most of the time when games are happening. I cannot find a menu online, but they likely sell the usual concessions: candy, popcorn, coffee, and nachos. The restrooms are in the same building. They will be open most of the time (and always when there are games going on). Most of the time, they are clean.
Two of the park shelters are on the northern side of the park next to the shopping center. The other one is next to the playground. They don’t provide complete shade because they are pergolas. Each has one picnic table, a grill, a trash can, and a recycling bin. It’s a great place to have a cooked meal while spending time with your family.
If you are interested in renting any of these, they cost $43.30 a day. They are Picnic Shelters #34, #35, and #36. There are better parks, like Celebration Park, where you will have many more tables to use.
There are over 5,000 feet of sidewalks in Sunnymead Park - it’s a great distance to take your dog on a walk! Next to the playground is a 20-foot-long bridge that goes over a concrete drainage. Three more picnic tables, all of which are unshaded, are in this area. Even though the park closes a while after sunset, there are no lights on most of these trails.
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday are the best days to go to Sunnymead Park; Wednesday and Thursday are the worst days to go. 6 p.m. will be the busiest time on weekdays, and noon is the most active time on the weekends. As for the best hours to go, before 4 PM and after 7 PM are the best times on the weekdays. Before 10 AM and after 5 PM will be the best hours on the weekends.
Carole Chavez says, “Sunnymead Park was awesome! It had plenty of parking and lots of trees which is what I was looking for, shade to pass a couple of hours. They had a softball game going so I was able to have a little entertainment while I waited. A very clean and quiet park to go to on a Sunday afternoon and take your children to play on their playground.”
Sunnymead Park Playground
Both of the playgrounds have a wood chip surface - wear shoes! There are two picnic tables where you can sit while your children play, one of which has a lot of shade and a barbecue. I recommend putting sunscreen on because there is not a whole lot of shade.
The larger Sunnymead Park Playground has slides, monkey bars, a rock climbing wall, ladders, stairs, games, and more. It was also designed for 5-12 year olds, but it won’t matter if younger or older kids play on it.
The smaller playground contains slides, ladders, stairs, a rock climbing wall, and a ramp to climb up. This one was designed for ages 2-5.
There are also two traditional swings that can be used by everyone and two bucket swings for younger children.
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Sunnymead Park Address: 12655 Perris Blvd, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM
Coordinates: 33.935920, -117.227012
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