Preservation, expansion, and protection of our open spaces are of the utmost importance in maintaining the quality of life for Riverside residents.
The parks system is comprised of 51 parks totaling 2,500
acres. Riverside was recognized by the American Public
Power Association (APPA) with the Golden Tree Award. The
award recognizes municipal utilities that have planted at
least one tree per customer (111,000).
To guarantee Riverside remains a green city, we must continue to plant trees and preserve park and natural habitat for future generations.
Ensure that 90% of City residents have access to a park, recreational or public open space within half a mile of home.
Increase the City’s urban forest.
Provide non-accessible open space areas for the protection of natural habitat that also provides green space buffers that add to the City’s viewshed for the enjoyment of all residents.