Parks and Recreation
has 34 existing parks, eight under construction, and seven in plan
check. When these 49
facilities covering 551.5 acres are completed, there will be one acre
per 168.5 residents a level below every major city but
city’s parks include such major sites as 165 acre
Meanwhile, a wide array of arts and cultural programs are available in Murrieta for adults and children. Art, music, equestrian, tennis, swimming, dance, gymnastics karate, tai chi and yoga classes appeal to people of all ages and interests. There are competitive youth leagues in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, water polo and swimming. In addition, Murrieta has two major golf courses.
Bear Creek is a 7,024 yard, par 72 tournament caliber course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Its natural terrain is rolling hills, with four streams and two lakes. Comparatively little of the natural terrain was disturbed and minimal grading was required with 200-year old oak trees dotting the course. The SCGA Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. It is a 7,036 yard, par 72 tournament caliber course.