Renewed City Park Improves Water Quality & Recreational Opportunities

Photo of 	  Pictured left to right: 	  Serra Mesa Recreation Council Chair Jon Cima, 	  former Serra Mesa Recreation Council Chair George DeLaBarre, 	  Park and Recreation Director Herman Parker, 	  Transportation & Storm Water Deputy Director Drew Kleis, 	  Public Works ? Architectural Engineering and Parks Division Deputy Director Mark Nassar, 	  Councilmember Scott Sherman, 	  and children joining in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pictured left to right:
Serra Mesa Recreation Council Chair Jon Cima,
former Serra Mesa Recreation Council Chair George DeLaBarre,
Park and Recreation Director Herman Parker,
Transportation & Storm Water Deputy Director Drew Kleis,
Public Works ? Architectural Engineering and Parks Division
Deputy Director Mark Nassar,
Councilmember Scott Sherman, and children
joining in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Storm Water Treatment Features Make Cabrillo Heights Neighborhood Park Project a Model for Future Parks

SAN DIEGO (June 18, 2014) ? City Councilmember Scott Sherman hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new City park model; one that improves recreation opportunities while also improving water quality. The Councilmember joined community leaders and local residents to unveil upgrades to Cabrillo Heights Neighborhood Park that will expand picnic, shade and play areas and add new ?rain gardens? designed to protect local water quality.

The $1.7 million project includes a children's play area, new trees, a shade shelter with four picnic tables and a barbeque, fencing, and parking accessibility upgrades. In addition, the two new rain gardens will collect and filter rain and irrigation water from 6 acres of pollutants generating from the parking lots.

"The improved Cabrillo Heights park is a beautiful community asset for everyone in Serra Mesa," said Councilmember Sherman. "The new recreation facilities are wonderful and the new storm water pollution prevention features make this a model for our future park development efforts," he said. "I appreciate the hard work of the Serra Mesa Recreation Council and City staff for making this new improved park a reality," said Sherman.

Joining Councilmember Sherman were City Park and Recreation Director Herman Parker, Transportation & Storm Water Deputy Director Drew Kleis, Public Works ? Architectural Engineering and Parks Division Deputy Director Mark Nassar, and local residents.

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