City, Parks, and Schools Compete For DWP’s Biggest Loser


Big Bear, CA, July 27, 2015 - The spreadsheets are complete, the meters read, the data is entered and the results are in. The Bear Valley Unified School District  has won Round One for the Big Bear Lake Department of Water’s Biggest Loser competition. In May Reggie Lamson, the DWP General Manager, and Sierra Orr, Water Conservation and Public … [Read more...]

From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo


Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]

Big Bear BMX Park Is Open!

Supervisor Neil Derry remarks about the Big Bear BMX Park grand opening.

Big Bear Lake, CA July 20, 2012 - San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry was on hand today at the Big Bear Recreation Youth Center for the grand opening of the BMX park along with other city and county officials.  Reese Troublefield remarked that this project would not have been possible without county funding and the hard work … [Read more...]

Transit Of Venus Today


Big Bear Lake, CA, June 5, 2012, 8:00am – On May 20 there was solar eclipse, and today the planet Venus will cross the face of the Sun in its orbit. The last time this happened was in 2004, and it won’t happen again until 2117. First contact, the moment Venus touches the Sun’s northeastern edge, will occur at 3:05 this afternoon. Looking … [Read more...]

Panic in the Park: Haunted House 2011

Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District is once again hosting their haunted house: Panic in the Park.  Proceeds from the haunted house will go towards the Big Bear Teen Center.  Panic in the Park takes place at the Meadow Park gym located at 410220 Park Ave in Big Bear Lake. … [Read more...]

Latest News From The Big Bear Valley Recreation & Park District

Big Bear, Ca, June 27, 2011, 1:oopm -The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District has been busy the last few months, and is looking forward to an eventful summer.  According to General Manager Reese Troublefield, many exciting things are going on at the recreation and park district, and Troublefield wanted to share them with everyone.  The … [Read more...]

Strut Your Mutt Brings Out the Dogs

Strut Your Mutt 2011, Photo Courtesy Linda's Critter Sitting

Big Bear Lake, Ca May 22, 2011 12:00 pm - The first ever Strut Your Mutt event in Big Bear brought close to 50 dogs and their owners to Swim Beach Saturday.  The silly-style dog show featured 10 contests including owner and pet look-a-likes, costumes, dog and owner howling, cutest and ugliest dogs, puppy love kisses, and the newspaper fetch … [Read more...]