New Parking Restrictions Near Mt. Rubidoux

We enjoy visiting Mt. Rubidoux and hiking its many trails. We haven’t had any problems finding parking, but that might change due to a recent decision by the Riverside City Council to add new parking restrictions.

From the City Council and Redevelopment Agency Regular and Special Meeting Minutes for 5/10/11:

Following discussion, the City Council (1) adopted a resolution to establish a “No Parking Any Time, except for residents with permits” Zone […]

Where are the preferential parking zones?

From Resolution No. 22213 (click for larger image):

From a Public Works Department memo dated 5/10/2011 (click for a larger image):

Why did the City take this action?

From Resolution No. 22213:

WHEREAS, the staff received a petition from seventy-eight (78%) of residents on designated portions of University Avenue, Ninth Street, Tenth Street, Eleventh Street, Redwood Drive, Glenwood Drive, Mt. Rubidoux Drive and Loring Drive, requesting establishment of preferential parking zones; […]

Happy Hiking!… if you can find a place to park.


  • I understand the frustrations of the local residents…it’s a shame it had to come to this, though. Increased patrolling and better enforcement or existing parking laws would have better served the public. Lots of people enjoy Mt. Rubidoux:!/home.php?sk=group_41947016270

  • Rick Swope

    Absolutely outrageous! This is one of the most used public areas for outdoor exercise. Shame on the city council for severely restricting access to thousands of tax-paying residents due to the special interests of the mountain’s neighbors.

  • James

    So, where can people park to enjoy Mt Rubidoux? Are the streets public or private? Or where can I get a weekend only parking pass? I didn’t see anyone taking advantage of residents home. It looked like a nice area.

  • mike

    I’ve already received two parking tickets each for $46. I thought I parked far enough away but apparently I did not. I need to find a new place to go running…

  • Jennifer

    Well I hope the residents enjoy the park, because they’re going to be the only ones using it. I will no longer be going there, there’s absolutely no parking anywhere and they ticket you 5 minutes after you leave your car (LOOKING FOR A PARKING SIGN MIND YOU). I’ll be hiking Box Springs Mountain Regional Park from now on. I’ll miss the views but I won’t miss the fees.

  • Brittany

    i understand the people didnt like it but what about ppl who dont live near it what are we sopose to do? its a public area and the public cant even go to it anymore unless you live by it. hello ppl thats what your drive ways are for why dont you just park in them. i mean its not like we was blocking your drive ways. thanks for ruining everything for us!

  • It has been very difficult to come to the mountain to run. While I understand the need for parking outside of your own home, there doesn’t seem to be a clear alternative. I have thought of parking at the park but don’t know if my car is safe…The signs posted are a little confusing to me. I go once a month now and pray that I parked on the correct side of the street. Attention Riverside Residents, us out of towners spend money in your city before we go home.

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