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San Juan Open Space Foundation Publishes Video Highlighting Reata Park and Event Center

The San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation has published a great high definition video (using aerial drone footage) of the completed and now-open Reata Park and Event Center. We can’t embed the video here, so please go watch it (in full screen) here. There is also a photo gallery here. According to the Open Space [...]

Reata Park and Event Center Grand Opening on May 31

Anyone who has driven by the Reata Park and Event Center on Ortega Highway on the east edge of San Juan Capistrano has noticed the progress. From a largely neglected space has emerged a beautiful, expansive and historic park that will be unique among all of San Juan’s open space. Purchased from Rancho Mission Viejo [...]

Movie Night at RMV Riding Park this Saturday

Saturday, September 14th is movie night at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. The feature is Madagascar 3, the admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 PM and the movie will begin at dusk. The Riding Park is located at 30753 La Pata. Bad to the Bone BBQ will be [...]

Ladera Residents Have Easy, Free Shuttle to the Rodeo

Are you at Ladera Ranch resident, looking for a hassle-free way of getting to and from the Rodeo this weekend? Residents can ride a Mercedes Sprinter shuttle from the Ladera Town Green to the front gate of the RMV Riding Park and back. Best of all, the shuttle is free to Ladera Ranch residents (first [...]

Cowboy Up! Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is Coming to Town

Are you getting excited about the 2013 Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo? Wondering where to get information about the schedule and events? The Rodeo’s web site is here. The schedule is here. And the basics are below:

The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good old entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day [...]