Weston Park is a 4-acre park located in Moreno Valley, California. Although it’s small, it still has plenty of fun amenities like a large playground, the coolest basketball court I’ve ever seen, multi-use athletic fields, softball fields, 4 picnic shelters, walking trails, and more. In this blog, we will talk about all of the features that make this park worth visiting!
The video above from Daniel shows the amazing basketball court. Give it a watch!
There is no parking lot in or near Weston Park, but there's more than enough street parking around the park. Ute Drive, Mohican Drive, Lasselle Street, and Dracaea Avenue are all places to park. I estimate that there is enough space for 100 cars, which is plenty for a park this size.
I will start off with the basketball court, by far the best feature of the park. Words don’t do justice, so you can look at Steve Perry’s picture below. The full-size court has numerous colors and phrases like “Life is Beautiful,” “You Are Stronger Than You Think,” “Be Great,” and “Laser Focus.” The second-best court that I’ve blogged about was just a single color. Hopefully, all of the colors won’t disorient you when you're shooting basketballs.
This court design was paid for by Kawhi Leonard, the NBA Allstar, 2-time champion, 2-time finals MVP!
Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services says that there is a softball field and multi-use athletic fields. The southeastern corner of the park has a backstop where a softball or baseball game can be played. Since there is only a backstop here, I would assume that only young kids play here. The parents can get shade while they watch.
The grass is in okay shape. There are no painted lines for fields or goalposts, so younger kids will play here, too; many people will play their own games, like soccer, football, tag, frisbee, or bocce ball.
Three of the picnic shelters have two picnic tables, a grill, a trash can, and a recycling bin. The fourth only has one table, but still has a barbecue, a garbage can, and a recycling bin. This shelter is next to the playground, while the others are along the eastern edge of the park.
Each of these is rentable for $43.30 a day. They are Picnic Shelters #41, #42, #43, and #44. Luckily, they have complete shade coverage rather than being pergolas.
The restrooms are in between the green space and the playground. They are usually clean, but some people have said that they are in poor shape. Clean up after yourself so other people don’t have to be disgusted.
Next to the bathrooms is the Pinus Verizonia, a native tree to Moreno Valley. It’s actually just a cell tower disguised as a ponderosa pine (Pinus Ponderosa). I totally did not steal that joke from someone.
The walking paths in Weston Park add up to 2,200 feet (0.42 miles). Many of these sidewalks are shaded by real ponderosa pines. It’s a great park to walk your dogs or take a run! There are lights if you’re visiting during the nighttime.
Weston Park is the busiest on the weekends; the weekdays, unsurprisingly, are the least crowded. As for specific times, 4 or 5 p.m. will be the most active on weekdays - this is a little bit after school is let out. Noon is the most crowded time on the weekends. As for the least busy times, the morning and the evening are the best.
Weston Park Playground
Like almost every other playground in Moreno Valley and the Inland Empire, the surface is made out of wood chips or mulch. Shoes are required to prevent getting cuts or splinters. There are two benches and one picnic table where you can sit down and watch your kids have fun. The playground itself is very shaded from all of the trees.
Weston Park Playground has 2 tube slides, a swirly slide, regular slides, monkey bars, a bridge, spinning chairs, ladders, talk tubes, stairs, games, and so much more! There are also four traditional swings for all ages and two bucket swings for younger kids or toddlers. It’s one of the best parks in the area!
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Weston Park Address: 13170 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, USA
Hours: Open 24 hours daily
Coordinates: 33.929503, -117.208214
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