The County recently purchased 9.3 acres of land off of Calavo Drive, north of Jamacha Boulevard, for a future park. The land features relatively flat open space, disturbed habitats, is close to multi-family housing and schools, making it an ideal location for future recreational amenities. Potential environmental constraints on the property are still being analyzed. Calavo Park will be designed to meet the recreational needs of Spring Valley residents of all ages and interests.
The Department of Parks and Recreation conducted three public outreach meetings and associated online surveys to obtain community input for the park design. The first public meeting took place Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Spring Valley Community Center. An online survey was posted for those who could not attend the first meeting. The survey ended October 31, 2019, and all feedback was tallied and utilized to create two conceptual options for the park. During the second pubic meeting on December 3rd, 2019, DPR presented two concepts and handed out survey to gather input on the options. An online survey was posted for those who could not attend the second meeting. A third public meeting was held September 10th, 2020 to gather input from the community to complete the all-wheel park design component and an online survey was posted afterwards. All feedback from the public meetings and online surveys culminated in a final park concept plan.
Design and environmental analysis per the California Environmental Quality Act are currently underway and anticipated to be complete in Winter 2021/22. To date, $7.4M has been secured for this project, which includes funding for land acquisition, design and environmental analysis. Funding for construction is requested for FY 21/22.
Park Concept Plan
View the recording from the third public meeting.
For further information, contact Senior Park Project Manager Marcus Lubich at 858-966-1348 or Marcus.Lubich@sdcounty.ca.gov.