Bourns Family Youth Innovation Center

Published: 2/28/2022

Winner of the 2021 California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence

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9595 Miller St., Riverside, CA 92503

The Bourns Family Youth Innovation Center is the newest community center in Riverside and was designed to provide young Riversiders with innovative technologies to inspire them to explore interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

With state-of-the-art equipment and a mission to help propel Riverside into an innovative tomorrow, the center offers both free and fee-based activities. Students can sign up to receive certifications, career advancement and Career Technical Education (CTE), test prep and academic aid, the arts, computer courses, music and film production, etc.



A 1,465 square foot multipurpose room with a laser cutter, 3-D printers, sewing and embroidery machines, Cricut machines, and enough workspace for the best crafting experience

A computer lab with 16 computer stations and free computer access for visitors


A formal classroom for contract classes, seminars, and workshops

A beautiful lounge where visitors are welcome to sit, meet, work and play, using a digital wall, game consoles, and built-in charging stations

A film studio complete with vocal and recording booths, a green screen, cameras, lighting, and everything else you need to produce your show, short film, or soundtrack

A collaborative space with tables and seating, where visitors are welcome to take a break and snack while working on homework, reading, or just relaxing with a beverage


Through the use of these spaces, visitors can gain hands-on experience while harvesting their skills in music production, computer coding, film making, 3D printing, digital photography and so much more!

Introducing young Riversiders to professionals and services that promote and enhance learning can increase the likelihood of lifelong success. The center’s focus is to prepare Riverside residents for success by providing a safe environment that fosters collaboration, learning, and creativity.

It is one of the City’s most important goals to offer support programs and amenities to further develop literacy, health, and education of children, youth, and seniors throughout the community. Through the BFYIC, the City of Riverside is proud to provide these diverse community experiences and personal enrichment opportunities for our residents of all ages.

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