Mayor Faulconer Breaks Ground on Major Overhaul and Expansion of Mira Mesa Park

Yet Another Neighborhood Park Project Begins as Part of Faulconer's 'One San Diego' Commitment to Bring Improvements to Every Community

Friday, December 11, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego - Continuing his push to improve every San Diego neighborhood, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Councilmember Chris Cate to break ground on the first phase of a major overhaul and expansion of Mira Mesa Community Park.

"This first phase kicks off a project that will bring a brand-new swimming pool, skate park, ballfields and more for Mira Mesa children and families," Mayor Faulconer said. "This is yet another example of how we're bringing improvements to every part of San Diego so our whole city moves forward together."

The first phase of the Mira Mesa Community Park expansion includes new multi-purpose ballfields, a new walking trail, picnic tables, shade canopies, benches and bicycle racks. A new concessions building with restrooms is also part of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Future phases will include construction of an aquatics center and swimming pools, a skate park, a new recreation center and playground renovations.

"I am honored to be at the groundbreaking for the Mira Mesa Community Park as it is the culmination of two decades of hard work and dedication from the Mira Mesa Recreation Council," Councilmember Cate said. "When we invest in our parks, we reinvigorate our communities."

The project's first phase also calls for expanding the park onto the former Carroll Elementary School site, located across from the existing park. Other improvements include an off-street parking lot, lighting, landscaping, and utility and water quality upgrades on Westmore Road.

"We are providing opportunities for students to get ahead in life, and I am thrilled that the San Diego Housing Commission has the flexibility to create cutting-edge programs that benefit our diverse homeless population in the City of San Diego," said Richard C. Gentry, SDHC President & CEO.

The park's expansion is consistent with the General Development Plan for the Mira Mesa Community that was updated in 2005.

CONTACT: Craig Gustafson at (619) 453-9880 or [email protected]