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Temecula Duck Pond & Veterans Memorial

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The City of Temecula wants to enlighten the public concerning the feeding of duck and other water fowl. Feeding ducks "people food" is detrimental to their livelihood and leads to overpopulation, dietary and nutritional problems, and aggressive behavior. It also contributes to a decline in water quality, degradation of landscape, along with significant cleanup and revegetation costs. Pamphlets are available at this park site which provide more detailed information. Please join us in keeping our parks and wildlife protected. 

This park is not approved for inflatable bounce houses.

Inflatable Jump Rules and Information

Where can I set up an inflatable jump house at this park?

Important Information

The City of Temecula is now actively enforcing City Ordinance 12.04.160 (93-19 § 17) which states, “No person shall swim, fish in, bathe, wade in, release pet animals in or pollute the water of any fountain, pond, lake, stream or reservoir within any city park except by permission of the commission.”

In response to concerns from residents and City maintenance personnel, the City is re-evaluating our enforcement policy and associated health and safety concerns.  These concerns are in addition to the damage to landscape and equipment that have arisen over the years, which includes the following:

•Harveston Lake is filled with reclaimed water;
•the City never stocked the lakes and does not intend to;
•animal wildlife (fish, ducks, turtles, birds, and domestic pets) are affected by debris, hooks left in and around the shoreline, and casting dangers to citizens;
•damage and destruction to the surrounding landscape including pollution, hooks, fishing line, and trash being left behind; and
•damage and destruction to the pumps and Harveston Boat House equipment.

The ‘No Fishing’ signage will remain until we discuss this item further at the January 8, 2018 Temecula Community Services Commission Meeting which begins at 6:00 pm for the community to share concerns.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation for the health, safety, and well-being of our community.