Benoit to Dedicate Major Mayflower Park Improvements Friday
BLYTHE – Supervisor John J. Benoit will join Blythe area officials and Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District staff in the dedication of the first phase of improvements in a generation to Mayflower Park at 10 a.m. Friday.
One of 13 regional parks in the county park system, Mayflower Park is located along the banks of the Colorado River at 4980 Colorado River Road.
“As Chairman of the Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District, I know it is still vital today that local government provide recreation opportunities to citizens,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “We can all be proud of the major improvements which make Mayflower Park a more welcoming place for families to enjoy.”
Funded by development impact fees, state park bond funds and Riverside County Parks reserve funds, the $3.1 million in improvements include: a new entrance kiosk, a new maintenance building, paving at the entryway and maintenance building, a much-expanded RV storage area, three shade structures, a new potable water well and a new electrical feed to the park.
In 1967, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors renamed 6th Avenue Park to Mayflower Park in honor of Supervisor Collis Mayflower, a longtime resident of the Blythe area who served on the Blythe City Council in the 1930s and as the Fourth District Supervisor from 1949 to 1951.
For more information about Friday’s ceremony, please contact Maureen Gayk with the Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District at 951-955-4398.