Transforming a Blighted Lot, Mayor Faulconer Breaks Ground on New Park for Mid-City and City Heights Families

Mayor Faulconer, Council President Pro Tem To Jumpstart $3.4 Million Project That Will Turn Littered, Empty Lot Into a Park

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Working to fulfill his State of the City Pledge to break ground on or upgrade 50 parks over the next 5 years, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined City Council President Pro Tem Marti Emerald to transform a blighted and littered lot into a clean and modern recreational facility for Mid-City families to enjoy.

Mayor Faulconer included the final $1 million needed to fully fund the Wightman Street Neighborhood Park project in his One San Diego budget, setting the stage for the groundbreaking. The City Heights community lobbied City hall for years to build the park. The new park, located in the Mid City-City Heights area near the intersection of Wightman and 50th Street, will include a new children’s playground area, basketball court, turfed area with accessible walkways for people with disabilities, shaded picnic area, barbecue pits and a landscaped walking trail. The project will also improve drainage flow in the Auburn Creek and feature the creek as an educational and natural amenity for the public.

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