Attracting bike enthusiasts of all ages from across the region, the Gale Webb “Kids-R-#1” Action Sports Park is receiving statewide recognition. In a presentation to the Menifee City Council, the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) awarded the Gale Webb Action Sports Park with the Award of Excellence in Design for park planning. This made Menifee one of only four cities to receive the honor out of the 500 organizations the CPRS represents. Gale Webb, the park’s namesake, was also recognized with CPRS’ Champion of the Community Award for her work encouraging kids to never give up and to say “no” to drugs and alcohol.
CPRS’ Award of Excellence in Design recognizes excellence in the design of completed park facilities intended for public use. The project may either be a new construction or a rehabilitation project that demonstrates high standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality of aesthetics, usability, accessibility, and versatility.
“This unique and action-packed park was an idea that was developed by our Community Services team and fully supported by our City Council,” said Mayor Bill Zimmerman. “We are thrilled to see that the Gale Webb Action Sports Park has quickly become a popular destination for bikers of all ages in the community.”
The Gale Webb “Kids-R-#1” Action Sports Park is the largest bike park of its kind in southern California. The 6-acre park includes a 2,000-foot pump track, three different jump lines, and a bicycle playground with over 30 obstacles.
The park is named for Gale Webb, a long-time Menifee resident who inspires and encourages youth through her nonprofit organization, Kids-R-#1. Webb has overcome tremendous adversities with poise and persistence. Following a parachute accident, doctors told her that she would never walk again. Webb proved them wrong and has gone on to make a grand impact in the action sports industry from BMX to Motocross and has been a mentor for kids of all ages.
“Kids are number one and always will be,” said Webb. “Everything is possible and kids are learning that lesson through their accomplishments at the park and applying it to other parts of their life.”
For more information about the Gale Webb “Kids-R-#1” Action Sports Park, please contact the Community Services Department at (951) 723-3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.