Construction begins April 30th on the  Mecca Regional Sports Park.

The roughly 6 and a half acres park will be right next to the Mecca Boys & Girls Club and near the Mecca Family & Farmworker Service Center.

It’ll have multipurpose fields and walking paths with lighting, multiple playgrounds, a splash pad, sand volleyball courts, workout stations, and a lighted gathering space.

Other features of the park include: restrooms, a concession building, lighted picnic shelters with picnic tables, bicycle racks, drinking fountains, perimeter fencing, and trash receptacles.

Riverside County and the Desert Recreation District will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the project, scheduled the morning of Saturday, April 30th.

It’ll take 8 months to build the park, and it should be ready to open in December  2022.

Three Peaks Corporation of Calimesa will build the park according to what has been drawn up by Holt Architecture. State and county tax dollars will pay for it.