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OUR CORE VALUES
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THE HISTORY OF MISSION HILLS
The community and the surrounding area of Mission Hills has a long history that dates back to 1925. Keep scrolling to discover more.
The land that Mission Hills is currently on once used to be owned by Kimber Farms, a company that pioneered the scientific breeding of chickens and turkeys. John Kimber, the company founder, created a recreational area for the company's employees and their families.e.
In 1956, a new corporate headquarter building was built on Mission Boulevard (In 1977 this became the Fremont Community Church). During this time, the parcel where the tennis and swim club is located was used by the corporation for corporate gatherings and social events.
In 1974, Kimber Farms was acquired by Dekalb Poultry Research Inc. (DPRI) for its Intellectual Property. Also, Shapell Industries unveiled its plans for a special neighborhood that would be created through a Planned Development to be called Kimber Park. It would consist of 339 homes that would be built between 1974-1975.
In 1976, the Kimber Woods Tennis and Country Club opened, offering a slight discount to residents but open to anyone who was interested.
In February 1989, the original Landscape Agreement was modified because the maintenance of water in the Kimber Lake was not economically feasible. This was during a severe drought in California that occurred from 1985 - 1991.
In 1997, Kimber Park Associates sold the tennis and swim club to Mission Hills Tennis Club, a California corporation.
In November 2004, the property was sold to Fremont Mission Hills, LLC. The name was changed to The Club at Mission Hills.
In November 2009, the City received a preliminary review proposal to remove 6 tennis courts to facilitate the development of 44 single-family homes on the property. In December 2009 the City staff provided record information from the 1973 Planned Development summarizing the fact that the parcel was provided as private open space and that this private open space was an integral part of the overall design of the planned district.
In March 2011, members of the club were informed of the proposed project and a neighborhood meeting was called and the "Save Kimber Park" effort was initiated with a Steering Committee elected. This led to disapproval from the community and the request to keep the area as private open space.
In 2012, the battle over Kimber Park and its open space raged on and the community feared that their private open space would be rezoned as residential property. Speculation that the tennis club would be eliminated to build homes angered the neighbours and the community. However, in 2016, after years of proposal denials and rejections, the city denied rezoning approval and rejected the final proposal. Preserving the area and the tennis club for the community.
In 2019, Mission Hills Tennis & Swim Club was sold and the club was renamed to Mission Hills Racquet & Swim Club. The new owner proposed to expand the club and give the community what they've been waiting for, for years. The owner proposed to the city plans to renovate the club, build a new clubhouse, swimming pool, gym, and much more while preserving the beautiful nature of Kimber Park and giving to the community.
The future is bright for Mission Hills as we begin our journey as a new brand and with a new mission to renovate and give back to the community for their incredible resilience and support in our club. New owner, new coaching team, new tennis programs, new fitness programs, new website... and much more. We can't wait to share what we have in store for you! 2020 is going to be a great year.