The County purchased 98 acres of land off of South Grade Road for a park in 2019. The land features a mix of open space, mature shade trees and both natural and disturbed habitats, making it an ideal location for wildlife preservation and recreation. Potential environmental constraints on the property are still being analyzed. Alpine Park will be designed to meet the recreational needs of residents of all ages and interests.
The first public meeting took place Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Alpine Community Center. An online survey was posted for those who could not attend the first meeting. A second public meeting was held on August 29, 2019 as a design charette, where the public provided input on the overall park concept. A third public meeting was held on September 17, 2020, to gather community input on the design of the all-wheel and bike park components of the overall park design. A fourth public outreach meeting is planned for January 2021 to present the overall park concept plan to the community. Future public meetings will be advertised via mail, online at sdparks.org, and through the County’s social media outlets.
Design and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis are currently underway and anticipated to be complete by Spring/Summer 2021. Construction of the park will occur in three phases. Once design and CEQA analysis are complete, DPR will obtain required permits and can begin construction once funding for Phase 1 is secured. To date, $6.5M has been secured for this project, which includes funding for land acquisition, design and environmental analysis. Funding for Phase 1 construction is requested for FY 21/22.
For further information, contact Park Project Manager Judy Tjiong-Pietrzak at 858-966-1340 or Judy.Tjiong-Pietrzak@sdcounty.ca.gov.