Multifunctional neighborhood park breaks ground

March 19, 2017 by  

On March 13, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of work on a park in the San Diego neighborhood of Southcrest.

The community park, which comprises 2.6 acres, will include a skate park, a basketball court, an amphitheater, and walking/jogging trails complete with exercise stations.

Civic San Diego, a city agency helping with the project, said the project will be called the Southcrest Trails Neighborhood Park, and will cost about $3m to complete. In addition to the amenities listed above, it will feature public artwork, irrigation and landscaping, barbecues, picnic areas that have shelters available, benches, and a play area for children, all with enhanced security lighting.

In 1972, 66 acres of land were cleared in order to build a freeway. However, that effort was given up when community residents protested, and most of the cleared land has since been given over to housing, a school, and commercial development. The land used for the park is the last of that original 66 acres.

CEO and president of Civic San Diego, Reese Jarrett, says the park will benefit the entire community, rather than just the freeway that was to be known as the ‘252 Corridor’. Jarrett says the park should be open by early Spring 2018.

Projects like this can be enhanced if builders work with a poster printing company, which can create signs illustrating the finished park.