The Moreno Valley Unified School District is comprised of 29 elementary schools, eight middle schools and eight high schools. The district strives to embrace diversity and prepare students academically and socially through innovative programs and the enabling of students, educators, parents and the community. Part of the city is served by the Val Verde Unified School District with four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The University of California Riverside and Moreno Valley Community College also serve Moreno Valley.
The city boasts a strong retail and service sector. The Moreno Valley Mall offers more than 100 stores, specialty shops and restaurants. The area surrounding the mall has seen extensive development over the past several years including a wide variety of home furnishing outlets to serve the needs of the first-time homebuyer.
While numerous economic development projects are being planned for the city, none holds the potential as the former March Field Air Force Base. Constructed in 1918, the former base encompasses more than 7,000 acres. In 1996, the base was realigned as an Air Reserve Base and is today poised for great economic growth involving public and private development.
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Special community events held throughout the year include Youthfest, Jamfest, Tour de Moreno Valley, Halloween Haunted House, the city's annual Easter Egg Hunt, July 4th parade and Family Fun Fest. The city provides more than 150 youth, senior and adult programs annually.
Moreno Valley provides residents with 24 award-winning parks that feature more than 288 acres of rolling hills, bicycle and hiking trails, a nine-hole executive golf course, public tennis courts and a Senior Community Center. The city park system has 20 lighted sports fields and four lighted school district sports fields. Moreno Valley has bike trails along many streets as well as one leading into Lake Perris State Park, an 8,000-acre park featuring boating, fishing and camping facilities. Box Springs Mountain Park offers an abundance of equestrian and hiking trails. Norton Younglove Reserve is a 640-acre off-road vehicle park just five minutes east of town.
Three golf courses are located in the area, including the 27-hole Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club, one of the most prestigious public courses in the U.S. and the setting for the Nike Inland Empire Open. Many more courses are located in the surrounding communities.
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