Chino Creek Wetlands & Educational Park

The Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park (CCP) is located adjacent to the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Headquarters in Chino. The 22 acre park opened in 2007 and was partially funded by a state grant from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The Park was designed to restore native habitat and natural drainage, showcasing the environmental values of the Prado Basin, the largest freshwater habitat remaining in southern California.


The park consists of 22 acres and 1.7 miles of trails landscaped with a wide variety of climate appropriate and low water use plants, and features a state-of-the-art irrigation management system. The park is open to the public throughout the year to enjoy at their leisure during daylight hourskids at chino creek as well as providing an educational experience to students through the Water Discovery Field Trip Program. Educational awareness is facilitated through a series of programs which provide tours and managing the interpretative wetlands and wildlife education center. Some of the key components of the Park are the community education elements that weave throughout the site. The Park serves as a demonstration area for the community on the value of conservation and the importance of wetlands in the structure of our environment, improving water supply, storm water treatment, and water efficiency. Additional Park features include wetlands and riparian habitat, trails, sampling stations, picnic area, visitor’s center, parking, bridges, and an amphitheater.

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For more information, contact Andrea Carruthers at 909.993.1935 or acarruthers@ieua.org