The City of Norco, incorporated as a general law City in 1964 and a Charter City in 2003, is an animal-keeping and equestrian-oriented community situated along the Interstate 15 Freeway in Western Riverside County, CA. The City limits cover an area of approximately 15 square miles, with a population of approximately 26,703 as of January 2005. Residents enjoy over 400 acres of parkland and 95 miles of pedestrian/equestrian trails. Norco is also home to the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, the California Rehabilitation Center and the Riverside Community College, Norco Campus.
The City of Norco Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services offers a wide range of recreational and leisure programs, services and activities for the citizens of Norco and the surrounding communities. The Department also operates the Animal Control Division to serve the needs of this animal-loving community.
The Department operates 15 Parks, all offering various recreational opportunities, from open park space and play areas to picnic shelters and lighted sports fields. The City is also proud to operate Ingalls Park, a large equestrian complex which includes the City’s major rodeo facility, Moreno Arena, our banquet and convention facility, Nellie Weaver Hall, and a variety of other amenities. Annually, Ingalls Park hosts two major rodeo events, the Norco Valley Fair, Norco Horseweek, a number of horse shows, classes and open riding. In addition to Ingalls park, the City operates a number of public riding arenas in parks throughout the City. Our Community Center Complex is home to a wide range of recreational and sports programs, special events and classes. The Center offers a variety of facilities, including Riley Gymnasium, our 15,000 square foot gym, Community Center Ball field, the Norco Children’s Center, home of the Wee People Program, Norco Community Center Pool- “The Plunge”- the Norco Youth Center/ Scout House, and a number of meeting halls and classrooms. Meeting and banquet facilities are available to rent for small gatherings to larger meetings, and banquets for up to 400 people.