New park opens in San Diego

December 30, 2017 by  

San Diego officials recently opened a new neighborhood park to serve residents of Rancho Penasquitos, Black Mountain Ranch, and Torrey Highlands, according to an article in the Poway Patch.

The $8m, 5.3-acre Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park features two children’s play areas and a basketball court, along with shade structures and restrooms, all on a site that has been landscaped to be drought-tolerant.

The area is represented by Councilman Mark Kersey, who describes the area as “a once overgrown and underutilized plot of land” that has been made over into a spacious area that is family-friendly, and says it is what the residents of the neighborhoods deserve.

The Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park is the 13th such space to open following Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s 2016 pledge that the city would either improve or break ground on 50 parks over a period of five years. In total, 12 other parks are currently under construction.

Mayor Faulconer says every neighborhood deserves a place where community members can gather to play ball, take a stroll, or throw a family party. Parks that have been finished during 2017 include the Civita Central Park, located in Mission Valley; San Ysidro’s Old San Ysidro Fire Station Mini Park; and the Wightman Street Neighborhood Park, which is in City Heights.

Improvements like this are great for everyone, so officials could work with a flyer printing company to create a targeted mailer for the neighborhoods, to let them know the park is open.