City Manager Al C. Boling
City Manager's Update - Summer 2017
As we head into the summer months, I would like to share the many exciting events that the Ontario City Council have committed to provide to our wonderful community.
We are excited to announce our Summer Concert Series and Movies in the Park festivities beginning on Wednesday, May 31 thru August 16. Every Wednesday, join the community at Ontario Town Square for live bands, Market Night and fun activities for the entire family. On Fridays, bring your lawn chair, a blanket and enjoy a movie in the park, kids activities and various vendors. For more information about the events at Ontario Town Square this summer, please visit www.ontariotownsquare.org or call (909) 395-2020.
The Ontario City Library invites community members of all ages to join the Summer Reading Challenge at both the Ovitt Family Community Library (located at 215 East C Street) and the Colony High Branch Library (located at 3850 East Riverside Drive). Unique programs are available for babies, children, teens and adults that make reading throughout the summer exciting and engaging. Participants earn rewards for reading and have the opportunity to attend educational and entertaining programs. While you are at the Ovitt Family Community Library be sure to enjoy free lunch at the library for youth ages 1-18, provided in partnership with the Ontario-Montclair School District. Meals are served Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM and run the same dates as the Summer Reading Challenge, June 1 through July 28.
Ontario’s annual Independence Day Celebration will occur on Tuesday, July 4 beginning with the Independence Day Parade along historic Euclid Avenue at 9 AM followed by Blast at Ontario Town Square. Following the parade and Downtown activities, come join your neighbors at Westwind Park for the Fireworks Spectacular. For more information, contact the Recreation & Community Services Department at (909) 395-2020.
On August 1, the community will gather for the annual National Night Out celebration. We invite all residents to participate in this event so we can make this year’s celebration the largest one ever. Throughout the City, various neighborhoods will be hosting special events such as block parties, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. This also presents an opportunity for the residential community to talk with our public safety heroes and community organizations in support of community unity. For more information regarding this event, contact the Ontario Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (909) 395-2939.
This summer, be sure to enjoy all that Ontario has to offer and remember to stay cool and well hydrated. City staff is always available to answer any questions you may have or provide any information regarding Ontario’s many recreational and programming events in our community.