Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Continuing the largest park expansion effort in modern city history, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined Wednesday by Pardee Homes Division President Jimmy Ayala and community leaders to welcome residents to the new Pacific Highlands Ranch Community Park.
This public-private partnership marks the 23rd park to open as part of Mayor Faulconer’s pledge to build or improve 50 parks in five years. An additional 32 parks are in various stages of design and construction.
“Every neighborhood in San Diego deserves a great community park,” Mayor Faulconer said. “That’s why we are in the middle of the largest park expansion project in modern history. With each new park we open, we’re improving the quality of life for our residents, investing in our neighborhoods and leaving behind a better San Diego.”
The new multi-purpose park boasts a five-acre turf field to accommodate a variety of sporting events and activities, two dog parks, a children’s playground and discovery play area, skate plaza, the City’s first free public parkour area and bike pump track.
Located off Carmel Valley Road, the new 17,000 square-foot recreation center will also help deliver on the goals of the City’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. The building includes state-of-the-art solar panels that will generate enough power to reduce the park’s energy consumption by 36 percent. The new recreation center offers three new community spaces for residents including a gymnasium, a multi-purpose building and an outdoor courtyard.
“The opening of this long-awaited community park marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Pacific Highlands Ranch,” Ayala of Pardee Homes said. “We are pleased to be a part of this collaborative process and to provide this new, multi-functional amenity and gathering space for all the community to enjoy.”
The park embraces the walkable nature of the community with a central promenade functioning as an extension of the Village Center. The promenade is anchored on the north by a signature shade structure and stage, and a half-mile loop pathway connects key park amenities.
Master developer Pardee Homes oversaw the development of Pacific Highlands Ranch Community Park as part of an agreement with the City. The park was funded through Pacific Highlands Ranch Facilities Benefit Assessment funds. Park features reflect the feedback provided by residents during the collaborative design process.
The new park is open to the public will be maintained and operated by the City.
CONTACT: Christina Chadwick at (619) 865-3622 or [email protected]