Bikers across Southern California now have an exciting new place to hone their skills. Menifee recently unveiled Gale Webb’s “Kids-R-#1” Action Sports Park, one of the largest in its category in Southern California. The park was named in honor of Gale Webb herself – a resident who encourages youth through her nonprofit organization and has overcome tremendous adversities herself, such as being disabled after a parachute accident.
Located on the southeast corner of Evans Road and Craig Avenue
Gale Webb “Kids-R-#1” Action Sports Park in Menifee has become a regional attraction and won statewide recognition from the California Park and Recreation Society, or CPRS, who presented it with its Award of Excellence in Design during a presentation to Menifee City Council. Menifee became one of only four cities out of 500 organizations represented by CPRS to receive this honor; furthermore, Gale Webb herself received the Champion of Community award due to her efforts encouraging kids never to give up when failing at something they attempt.
This park features bike trails for various skill levels and a 22,000-square-foot pump track, along with monthly volunteer dig sessions that help maintain its condition. Gale Webb, who hails from Menifee and encourages children through her nonprofit organization Kids-R-#1, inspired and encouraged youth by creating Kids-R-#1. She overcame significant setbacks, such as being told she would never walk again after an unfortunate parachute accident, to become an impactful mentor and leader within the action sports industry and mentor for kids of all ages. Webb made her mark within the action sports industry and was named in her honor by her nonprofit Kids-R-#1.
Webb, a longtime resident of Menifee, was honored with inductions into both the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and BMX Hall of Fame. Her accomplishments and accolades during her illustrious career earned her many local and national accolades, including being honored with Senator Mike Morrell’s “50 Women of Distinction Award.”
Menifee offers many parks for outdoor enthusiasts in addition to Gale Webb’s action sports park, including skateboard and dog parks, which provide facilities and amenities suitable for recreation and relaxation. Furthermore, Menifee hosts various events throughout the year – holiday celebrations and parades among them – that provide opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends outdoors while taking advantage of food vendors and live music – these celebrations being hosted at Menifee Civic Center with free admission allowing anyone interested to attend these great celebrations!
Opened in November 2017
Menifee’s latest attraction, Gale Webb “Kids-R-#1” Action Sports Park, opened in November 2017 and has quickly become an attraction for bike enthusiasts from throughout California. Boasting six acres with a 22,000-square-foot pump track, three different jump lines, and over 30 obstacles, guests have plenty of opportunity to test their abilities on these extreme trails, which even veteran riders will find challenging.
Gale Webb, an esteemed Menifee resident who inspired young people through her Kids-R-#1 nonprofit organization and was inducted into both the Skateboarding and BMX Halls of Fame, will be honored by having this park named in her memory, thus inspiring aspiring bikers to follow their dreams without giving up! The park will honor her legacy by encouraging new generations of bikers to chase after their goals without giving up!
At its inaugural event, over 3,000 participants, including action sports icons and industry vendors, attended the official debut of southern California’s most extensive bike park. Additionally, demonstrations and open ride sessions took place. Now open daily from dawn to dusk, visitors are welcome!
Menifee offers many reasons to love it, from its excellent schools and low crime rates to its vibrant economy and ideal location near major freeways and Interstate 215. Menifee’s site also makes commuting convenient, with easy access to Interstate 215 for commuters.
Residents can take advantage of Menifee Lake, with 220 acres for fishing, boating, and other aquatic activities, parks and trails to explore, and a renowned public library offering numerous programs and events.
Menifee offers stunning outdoor spaces as well as top-of-the-line restaurants serving everything from Mexican to Italian cuisines. Furthermore, its downtown district attracts both visitors and locals, with shops, bars, and restaurants lining its streets – creating an energy-filled ambiance in this bustling community.
Menifee offers everything you could ever want – from quiet getaways to lively nights on the town! No wonder it has become such a top choice among families and young professionals alike, with its robust economy, vibrant culture, and family-friendly events making Menifee one of the premier places in Southern California to live.
Award of Excellence in Design by the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS)
Menifee’s Gale Webb “KidsR-#1” Action Sports Park recently earned state-wide acclaim, garnering an Excellence in Design award from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS). Steve Van Doren of Vans presented it at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on November 5. CPRS Vice President Steve Van Doren presented it at this special ribbon-cutting ceremony with attendees including action sports industry vendors Fox, Vans, Mongoose Burnside, and ASV, all being in attendance on this momentous day of November 5th!
CPRS is an organization with more than 3,600 members representing 500 agencies whose goal is to advance park and recreation services through education, networking, resources, and policymakers who recognize parks and recreation as essential community services.
CPRS awards recognize outstanding parks and recreation programs and facilities that exemplify core principles of the organization, such as challenge, resourcefulness, execution, accomplishment, and alignment with the parks and recreation mission. Furthermore, individuals demonstrating exceptional leadership or contributions to their profession are honored as well.
The Gale Webb “KidsR-#1” Bike Park in Southern California is the largest bike park of its kind, boasting numerous obstacles, a 22,000-square-foot pump track, and jump lines with various difficulty levels. It was named in honor of Gale Webb, an influential resident who inspired children despite personal challenges; she was inducted into both skateboarding and BMX Halls of Fame for her efforts.
Gale Webb “KidsR-#1” action sports park received both the CPRS Award of Excellence and Champion of the Community award from local charity Piece by Piece in recognition of their longstanding history of helping children and families in the local community through providing recreational activities.
The CPRS Awards of Excellence Program recognizes excellence in facility design, planning, marketing and communications, community improvement programming, and community improvement projects. Award recipients demonstrated commitment to upholding the core values of their profession, such as accessibility, service to the community, lifelong learning, diversity of experience, and environmental stewardship. Winners will be recognized at the CPRS District 8 Fall Forum held each November; some may also be considered for State Awards of Excellence.
Champion of the Community Award by CPRS
The Champion of the Community Award is presented annually by CPRS to individuals or organizations who have made outstanding efforts to influence and improve their communities through parks and recreation. Nominations for this award are open to the public, and an independent committee of volunteers reviews entries before selecting winners, who each receive a $2,000 grant to donate to a charity of their choice.
Menifee’s Gale Webb “Kids-R#1” Action Sports Park officially made its debut on November 4, 2016. Spanning six acres, this six-acre park includes a 22,000-square-foot pump track, three skill-level jump lines, and an obstacle-filled bicycle playground featuring more than 30 obstacles for children of all ages to use as playground fun. Webb inspired and encouraged many children from her nonprofit organization, Kids-R#1, to pursue their dreams by encouraging and inspiring children from Menifee to follow in her footsteps and follow her dreams by giving encouragement through Kids-R#1, encouraging and inspiring all.
At the official opening ceremony, city leaders, action sports icons, industry vendors, and local cyclists came together to celebrate this new facility. Attendees enjoyed watching professional BMX riders perform gravity-defying stunts over bike ramps while vendors like Vans and Monster Energy offered free prizes to attendees.
Gale Webb Action Sports Park hosted the inaugural event of its kind in Southern California and quickly established itself as a regional destination. Notable guests include Vans Vice President Steve Van Doren, BMX pros Eddie Fiola and Ricky Johnson, and skateboarding pioneer Pat Casey – to name just a few!
Each year, CPRS recognizes completed park facilities that have met strict standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality aesthetics, and accessibility. A facility must meet specific criteria, such as dedicating at least 50% of its land area for public use, in addition to one or more of the following:
Nominations for Champion of the Community Awards are accepted throughout the year and reviewed at a special Council meeting, where voting takes place, and up to four finalists for this award are chosen by Council members and invited to take part in an awards program at the annual CPRS District 8 Fall Forum.