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In an ongoing effort to bring more parks and green spaces to San Diegans in every neighborhood, Mayor Todd Gloria joined Councilmember Marni von Wilpert and community members to cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially open Fairbrook Neighborhood Park in Scripps Miramar Ranch. The new $6 million facility will bring more recreational opportunities and family-friendly amenities to this neighborhood.
“It has been my goal to ensure there are quality parks for residents to enjoy in every neighborhood, so I’m excited that Fairbrook Neighborhood Park is finally open to the community – and just in time for summer," said Mayor Todd Gloria. "Residents have been patiently waiting for this new park to become a reality, and we expect it will become a popular spot for every member of the family.”
The nearly 3.4-acre park features a children’s play area, picnic shelters, an open grass area with seating, a sports course plaza with half-court basketball and pickleball, a comfort station with accessible stalls, a walkway with security lighting and decomposed granite pathway, drinking fountain, bike rack and ADA parking, among other amenities.
Mayor Gloria’s recently released $4.89 billion “Ready to Rebuild” budget focuses on improving the City’s infrastructure with projects like this one.
"I'm so happy to be a part of Fairbrook Neighborhood Park’s grand opening to the public," said Councilmember Marni von Wilpert, who represents District 5. "I want to thank our deeply attentive staff at the Parks and Recreation and Engineering and Capital Projects Departments, who worked alongside our incredible community advocates in Scripps Ranch, to make this long-overdue park a reality. This is a wonderful accomplishment that I hope our residents will enjoy greatly."
Fairbrook Neighborhood Park has been planned since 2009 as part of the neighborhood development. City staff began meeting with community members to design the park in 2016 and construction on the project began in 2020.
For additional information regarding the City’s park system, visit sandiego.gov/parks-and-recreation.