Rivers & Lands Conservancy is raising funds to complete structural repairs on the steps leading to the Serra Cross, plant wildflowers, update and install interpretive signage, remove graffiti, and do other minor repairs and beautifications to Mt. Rubidoux Peak.
Funds Raised for 2018 Campaign for Mt. Rubidoux Peak
Progress to $50,000 Goal
Step On Up
What does Mt. Rubidoux Peak mean to you? If you grew up in Riverside, it might bring to mind the darkened peak backlit by an exhilarating splash of fireworks on 4th of July. Or perhaps it means watching an Easter dawn slowly unveiling the cityscape and river view at a Sunrise Service. Maybe, it’s a favorite way to begin a spring day, a brisk walk sweetened with a tinge of sage and citrus, nature stirring along the path as you reach the steps below the Serra Cross and clear your head for the day.
Your support can help us preserve this pinnacle of historical open space for the children, families, visionaries, and leaders of our future.
Meet Us At The Top
In 2018, we hope to care for your peak and make your experience at the top even better by:
Repairing the cement benches leading to the Cross
Updating and installing interpretive signage
Making additional minor repairs and beautifications
Won’t you consider making a donation to assist in these efforts? We hope you'll #MeetUsAtTheTop!
Repair the "Stairs"!
The historic cement seats at the front of the Serra Cross were built in 1916 and are all the more dramatic for their time-worn beauty. The steps have weathered the elements with grace, but are in need of some care.
While preserving the current charm of the steps, we need to do some structural repairs for the purposes of public safety and also to ensure their longevity.
Mt. Rubidoux Peak has the benefit of a being supported by a community-raised endowment. The interest earned on this endowment is ear-marked solely for Mt. Rubidoux Peak and its stewardship. However, at approximately $664 a month, the endowment cannot cover major projects such as repairing the steps.
Your donation will help cover these expenses and any overage will be added to the Mt. Rubidoux Peak endowment, creating a more robust fund to project the peak in perpetuity!
Please support our efforts to care for your peak!
If we exceed this goal, we can accomplish further beautifications. Any funds beyond current repairs will be added to the Mt Rubidoux Peak Endowment. Interest from the fund is earmarked specifically for the care and preservation of the peak in perpetuity.