Temecula announces Grand Opening of highly anticipated Sports Ranch at Sommers Bend

TEMECULA, Calif., — Featuring a celebration that will include guest speakers, music, refreshments, and activities for the whole family, Temecula’s Community Services Department was excited to recently announce the Grand Opening date for the City’s new 22-acre sports park, The Sports Ranch at Sommers Bend.

All from throughout the community are invited to attend the Saturday, Feb. 12th Grand Opening and official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the eagerly awaited and highly anticipated park, located at 32101 North Sommers Bend Road.


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During the event, which begins at 10 a.m., Temecula’s City Council Members will speak about this eagerly awaited project and cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying the official opening of the new sports park.

Located at the North-East end of Temecula, The Sports Ranch at Sommers Bend features two baseball fields, two soccer fields, two basketball courts, and a new playground with swings.

The new outdoor facility also boasts multiple pavilion shelters with picnic tables, benches, BBQs, and plenty of open space where families can bring their lawn chairs, umbrellas, and blankets to better enjoy a fun first day at the park.

“I am a huge proponent of encouraging people to get outside and remain active,” City Council Member and Temecula Community Services District President James ‘Stew’ Stewart recently said of the City’s newest park; adding, “This beautiful and impressive park is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to play, exercise, and enjoy living a quality life in Temecula.”

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“We are extremely proud to be able to offer this highly-anticipated and long-awaited community amenity for all Temecula’s residents and many visitors,” says City of Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn.

“Please join us at this special ribbon-cutting ceremony to be one of the first to experience all Temecula’s state-of-the-art Sports Ranch has to offer,” Rahn continued.

For information on all upcoming Temecula Community Services Department events, activities, and programs, please visit TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD and follow @TemeculaParksandRec on social media for updates.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.