Office of City Manager
City Manager Message - Summer 2019
Happy Summer Ontario! This season, be sure to catch many of the amazing free programs and events that are occurring throughout the City! Here are a few updates on what is going on in the area.
Summer is a great time to relax, wind down and be with family, but the summer months also bring extreme heat warnings. City facilities have been designated as official cooling centers during summer to help you beat the heat. Be sure to also stay hydrated and protect yourself by staying prepared. For tips and more information on how to get prepared, visit www.readyontario.com.
On April 27, 2019, we unveiled the new James R. Bryant Dog Park, located at 648 W. D Street. This new park marks Ontario's third dog park developed in the past few years. The new park features shade mature trees, dog toys, leash holders, drinking fountains, benches and picnic tables, and natural grass. Your four-legged friend is going to love this beautiful new dog park. Visit this park today and enjoy its new amenities.
We have begun construction on the Emporia Place housing development at the corner of Holt Boulevard and Vine Avenue. These 75 affordable housing units are located on approximately 2.81 acres of land and geared toward a cross-section of Ontario families. The developer is Related California, who has a 25-year history of delivering mixed-income and mixed-use communities across California. The townhome-style project is comprised of thirteen one-bedroom units, thirty-nine two-bedroom units, twenty three-bedroom units, and three four-bedroom units. The project will include a splash pad for small children, tot lot, picnic areas, and a paseo walkway that will offer arts programming for children. Construction is well underway and the project is expected to be completed in Fall 2020.
This Fall, we will begin construction on the new Anthony Muñoz Community Center. Please join us on Thursday, August 1 as we say farewell to the current building. This construction project will take approximately 18-months to complete. Our Recreation & Community Services Department will be temporarily relocating all current programming and events to other locations. For more information about this project, please contact (909) 395-2020.
The summer months, would not be complete without our annual signature events. The Summer Concert Series held each Wednesday begins on May 29 thru August 14 and Summer Movies in the Park held each Friday begins on May 31 thru August 2. Both Summer Concerts and Movies will be located at Ontario Town Square. We also hope you come and enjoy all of the Independence Day Activities we have to offer on Wednesday, July 4. Start your morning off with the Independence Day Parade along Euclid Avenue beginning at 9 AM and close out your evening with the Fireworks Spectacular at Westwind Park. Also happening this summer is Ontario's National Night Out, which will be held on August 6. This is an opportunity for our staff to interact with neighborhoods throughout the City and work together to build a healthier, safer community.
I hope to see you at one of our many events this season. Have a great summer!