June 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Protect One of Rancho Cucamonga's Natural Attractions

Summer is here and so is the busy season at the North Etiwanda Preserve.

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The North Etiwanda Preserve has many visitors all year long, but the summer season is the busiest. The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department wants to ensure everyone who visits the Preserve is safe, which is why the rules and regulations set by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department are closely followed and enforced.

The North Etiwanda Preserve is managed by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department and our City staff and law enforcement are proud to contribute to its work ensuring visitors have a safe, enjoyable experience. The Preserve has limited parking and amenities because it is not a park. Parks provide a recreation space for people, parties, sports, and playgrounds while preserves allow nature to thrive and protect it from destruction.

Do:

  • Check the weather
  • Pack sunblock and bug spray
  • Pack a small First Aid Kit
  • Lock vehicles and do not leave any valuables in plain sight
  • Wear socks and sneakers
  • Pack plenty of snacks and water
  • Park your vehicle in the designated parking area
  • Take plenty of pictures and have fun

Don't:

  • Bring dogs or leave them in vehicles
  • Ride horses
  • Ride mountain bikes
  • Light fires, open flames, or fireworks
  • Capture or harm the animals
  • Operate drones
  • Operate off-highway vehicles or motorcycles
  • Trailblaze
  • Park or camp overnight
  • Harvest or destroy plants
  • Hunt or shoot

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We want to remind everyone that RCPD and the City of Rancho Cucamonga do not control Preserve operations. Those found inside the Preserve during closed hours are subject to citation and vehicle towing. Please make sure to park in a designated parking area and not in a "No Stopping" zone. Any other locations are subject to vehicle code and municipal code enforcement. Vehicles are not allowed to park south of the entrance parking gates, including the dirt area east of Etiwanda Avenue, which is private property. Keep an eye out for the many visible "No Stopping" and "Parking Violators" signs posted along Etiwanda Avenue. For hours of operation, please visit the San Bernardino County Special Districts website at www.specialdistricts.org or check the hours of operation posted at the Preserve.