Thursday, March 1, 2018 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Continuing his pledge to break ground or improve 50 parks in five years, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Councilmember Chris Cate and community leaders to celebrate the opening of new multi-use playing fields at Mira Mesa Community Park – just ahead of Opening Day for the new Little League season.
“We’re in the middle of the largest park expansion effort in modern city history because I want every neighborhood resident, every family and every child to have a park where they can make memories that will last a lifetime,” Mayor Faulconer said. “These new Mira Mesa ballfields are just the latest example of creating recreational opportunities that bring communities together and I look forward to many more park openings like this one in the near future.”
The new multi-use fields will accommodate a variety of recreational activities, including soccer, baseball and softball games. They are part of an 11-acre improvement project that includes a new children’s play area, a perimeter walking path, recreation areas, shade structures, security lighting and a comfort station. The multi-phase project is slated for completion in 2022.
The grand opening for the new ballfields comes just in time for Opening Day of the Mira Mesa Little League baseball season on Saturday.
“The Mira Mesa Community Park is the first park in District 6 we’ve seen a major overhaul of in over a decade,” Councilmember Cate said. “Mira Mesa’s multi-million dollar community park project is a true reinvestment in our kids, our families and our seniors. The park has served at the heart of Mira Mesa for 41 years, and will serve for generations to come.”
The $15 million park overhaul is part of the largest park expansion effort in modern city history that began with Mayor Faulconer’s pledge to break ground or improve 50 parks in five years.
Other park projects completed this past year include the Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park in Torrey Highlands, Wightman Street Neighborhood Park in City Heights, Old San Ysidro Fire Station Mini Park and Civita Central Park in Mission Valley. More than a dozen other park projects are currently in various stages of construction.
CONTACT: Christina Chadwick at 619-865-3622 or [email protected]