Enjoy a Variety of Parks in Your Thrifty Rental Car
The town of Hemet is located in the San Jacinto Valley and is centered around the formation of Lake Hemet, which helped the city to grow and become what it is today. While you drive your Thrifty rental car around the city in the San Jacinto Valley, enjoy the many parks, including Weston, Simpson, Mary Henley, Gibbel and much more. Book today
Established in 1921, Weston Park is dedicated to John B. Weston, who served as president of the board of trustees from 1914 to 1920. The park offers visitors a variety of activities, such as shuffleboard courts and a playground, basketball court and turf area for passive uses and games. Weston Park is located in the downtown area west of Santa Fe Street and has an area of four acres.
This park is dedicated to James Simpson, who served on the Hemet City Council from 1947-48 and served as mayor from 1950 to 1966. Simpson Park is just a short drive in your Thrifty rental car and is located in the Santa Rosa Hills southeast of the city. The wilderness park offers visitors a sheltered picnic area and tables, barbecues, restrooms and hiking trails. With an elevation of 2,500 feet, it provides an expansive view of San Jacinto Valley, as well of nearby towns of Winchester (Menifee) and Rancho California (Temecula, California). The park covers an area of 438 acres.
Mary Henley Park
Mary Henley Park is named for another Hemet citizen who served as Hemet City Clerk from October 1951 to March 1975. The park contains two playground areas, a half basketball court, picnic tables, shade structures, restrooms and a large turf area. With an area of 16 acres, the park offers .75 miles of marked walking paths and sidewalks around the perimeter of the park.
Established in 1970, Gibble Park features a memorial of military branches of the United States. With an area of 11 acres, the park offers visitors a large children's play area, ball field, a half basketball court, restrooms, two lighted tennis courts, lawn bowling green, horseshoe pits, picnic areas and a large turf area for passive uses.
Valley Wide Community Sports Park
The newest park in Hemet, Valley Wide Community Sports Park was opened in 2009. If you drive your Thrifty rental car to the eastern area of Diamond Valley, you’ll find that this park offers visitors eight lighted baseball fields, eight soccer fields, four basketball courts, six tennis courts, seven volleyball courts, two pickle ball courts, fitness trails, three play areas, four restrooms and three picnic areas.