Contact: Joe Vargo, Perris Public Information Officer
Phone: 951-956-2120

Centennial Fun for Kids at Lake Perris

The City of Perris continues its Centennial celebration Thursday by hosting a day of fun, educational and recreation activities for school children at the Lake Perris State Recreation Park.

Nearly 345 elementary and high school students will partake in a series of activities at the popular recreational getaway.

Students from Perris High School, Enchanted Hills, Good Hope, Park, Perris, Nan Sanders and Sky View elementary schools.
The students will take part in a nature hike, eat a picnic lunch, receive tree saplings to plant at their homes, participate in a lifeguard demonstration, and learn the role and responsibilities of a State Park Ranger.  

They also will go to the The Ya'i Hek'i Regional Indian Museum, which interprets the history and cultural aspects of the native groups who call Perris and the surrounding communities region home. The students will see a Native American presentation during lunch, which will consist of drummers, singers, dancers, and an invitation for students to participate in this presentation. 

Representatives of the City of Perris, Perris Elementary School District and Perris Union High School District are scheduled to make brief remarks.

Sabrina Chavez, Housing Manager for the City, is coordinating Thursday’s events at the lake, which begin about 9:15 a.m.

She said Perris officials planned the day outdoors to involve school-age residents in the City’s 100th birthday celebration and expose them to the variety of outdoor recreational activities within their City, which include Lake Perris State Recreation Park. Perris celebrates its 100th anniversary of incorporation as a City on May 26, with an elaborate ceremony at City Hall, including the burial of a time capsule that will be reopened in 100 years.

“It’s important to keep the younger generation involved, and understand the City’s history and significance of activities reflecting the City’s Centennial,” Chavez said.